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  • Making Excuses and Smiling like George – A Column by Lee Waldman

    Cyclocross Magazine columnist and Masters racer Lee Waldman comes up with some darned excuses for any potential misfires, but has a smile at the ready to see him through the dark times in races. In case you missed it, go…

  • Wrap Up of ’Crossers in the Mix at Road Nationals in Bend

    USA CYCLING Cyclocross National Championships Logo

    by Josh Liberles The US Road National Championships wrapped up on Sunday and, not surprisingly, some of the top cyclocrossers continued to be at the sharp end of many of the races. (See our coverage of the first half of…

  • USADA Releases First Quarter 2010 Doping Statistics

    USADA

    The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, the national organization charged with keeping the country’s sports clean of performance-enhancing drugs, recently released its report on testing and doping violations for the first quarter of 2010. The 1,868 doping control tests, across all sports,…

  • Sanne Cant – Focused on ’Cross

    by Jamie Mack Winning a national championship is something many riders dream of and any rider would be proud of. Winning a title in the cycling-crazed nation of Belgium elevates the accomplishment to another level. Sanne Cant accomplished the impressive…

  • Schlamm Continues as Official Clothing Supplier of USGP Series for 2010

    Schlamm USGP

    As Schlamm and the USGP has just reported, they will continue their relationship through the 2010 season with Schlamm supplying the official clothing for the race series. It’s great to see bike businesses continue to see the value in partnering…

  • ’Crossers in the Mix at Road Nationals in Bend – Part One

    USA CYCLING Cyclocross National Championships Logo

    by Josh Liberles While we may be almost exactly a half-year away from the last – and next – Cyclocross National Championship in Bend, Oregon, many of the top American ’cross racers find themselves in that same town vying for…

  • Hard Training Takes Toll on Stybar, Vanthourenhout

    Pain Manifest: Stybar's removed cyst. © zdenekstybar.com

    by Robbie Carver We recently reported that pro ‘crosser and reigning Elite world champion Zdenek Stybar is recovering well from a surgery to remove a cyst on his buttocks. Turns out Stybar isn’t the only one putting in so many…

  • 2011 Redline Sneak Preview – Conquest Team

    by Jamie Mack Redline Bicycles is typically one of the first manufacturers to unveil its cyclocross line-up, as the company prides itself in having its bikes ready for dealers well before the ‘cross season is underway. Redline unveiled its new…

  • Kevin Pauwels Takes Stage Win, Misses GC at Tour de Serbia

    Kevin Pauwels won his first World Cup today in Zolder. © Bart Hazen

    by Robbie Carver Some of our favorite ’cross riders showed strong form at the Tour de Serbia, which took place from June 14th to 19th in temperatures ranging as high as 97 degrees. Most notably, Kevin Pauwels out-sprinted his competitors…

  • ’Crossers on the Tarmac: Nash Takes Two, Summerhill Beauce’s KOM

    by Josh Liberles Cyclocross superstars Katerina Nash (Luna Pro) and Danny Summerhill (Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin U23) continued to demonstrate their depth of  talent by backing up their stellar 2009 cyclocross results with impressive rides on the road this past weekend. Even…

  • World Champ Marianne Vos Dominating Road Season

    Marianne Vos wins 2010 Cyclocross National Championships in Tabor.

    by Robbie Carver If you follow multi-discipline racer and 2010 World Cyclocross Champion Marianne Vos on Twitter, you’ve probably noticed a trend over the past few months: “Won the sprint-a-deux!” “…they were caught and I could win the sprint!” “Won the…

  • UCI Allows Disc Brakes for Cyclocross, Debate Rages

    Tektro Lyra Disc Brake for Cyclocross

    by Jamie Mack Changes to UCI rules are often met with suspicion by traditionalists, and outright whining about new rules is not unusual. The latest rulings that ‘crossers need to consider include the provision that disc brakes are now permitted….

  • Cowbeller Booksy Sounds Off on Singlespeeding against the Geared

    Ready to roll with the geared. Photo ourtesy Travis Books

    ‘Cross is all about community. That’s why we love our cowbell forum, where you, our readers, get to sound off and share everything from gruesome crash pics to the best gear tips. Recently, a member asked about about racing single speed in…

  • New UCI Rules Mean Big Changes Next Season

    by Dan Seaton New rules officially adopted by the UCI’s Management Committee today will mean major changes for the world’s top races come this fall.  The rules, which cover everything from allowed bicycle components to course design, were approved following…

  • Race Report: Big Ring Rumpus Brings June ’Cross Category to New England

    Let the Rumpus begin! Let the Rumpus begin! © Chip Baker

    And Max said, “Let the Wild Rumpus begin!” – Where the Wild Things Are by Chip Baker The ’cross gods are not of the the nice, gentle baby Jesus in golden fleece diapers variety from the movie Talladega Nights. They…

  • Tag Team Race Kicks off Chicago Cyclocross

    xXx Racing kicks of your season in Chicago with a relay race. Courtesy xXx Racing

    A new twist to kick off the cyclocross season is coming to Chicagoland. Two-racer relays will allow teams to alternate hot laps and get some good fitness-pushing intensity work in a competitive environment. With a whole variety of different categories…

  • MCBC Offers Fun Mixed Terrain Ride in Marin this Sunday

    As much as we at Cyclocross Magazine love racing – whether cyclocross or one of the summer “off-season” disciplines, just going out and riding bikes will always be near and dear to our hearts. And the best of the best…

  • Bike Racing as a Vehicle for Giving Back – A Column by Lee Waldman

    Cyclocross Magazine columnist and Masters racer Lee Waldman takes a minute to reflect on the charmed life than many of us cyclists live, and ways in which we could give back. Call it altruism, or maybe it’s a selfish act…

  • Selling the Devil – Dugast Diavolos On The Market

    by Jamie Mack After several teaser photos and some tantalizing details, Cyclocross Magazine once again finds it necessary to update the story about the tire that almost never was. Cyclocross Magazine has confirmed with Dugast that the Diavolo tire, although…

  • Dan Timmerman Retires – An Exclusive Interview

    Dan Timmerman on the start line of Nationals in Bend © Larry Rosa

    We at Cyclocross Magazine were initially surprised that Dan Timmerman’s name was missing from the newly-announced 2010 roster of the Richard Sachs cyclocross team, but we figured that Timmerman, who has enjoyed a great deal of success at the top…

  • Full Tilt Boogie – Van Dessel Goes All Carbon

    Full Tilt Boogie - Photo Courtesy Van Dessel

    Van Dessel has become a popular choice among ’crossers. Offering two distinct models, the aluminum Holeshot and the carbon-stayed Gin and Trombones, Van Dessels have been seen under riders ranging from weekend warriors to national contenders like Adam Myerson and…

  • Seattle Season Starts NOW, with Baron Bicycles Ride

    Baron Bicycles Cyclocross Ride Flyer

    Why wait for “official” races to start up? If you’re like us at Cyclocross Magazine, you’re ready to get back to the ‘cross course and the camaraderie. Baron Bicycles in Seattle, WA., has just the low-key solution: a weekly, informal…

  • ’Cross Stars Shine at Teva Mountain Games

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    America’s top ’crossers were chasing mountain and road glory at the Teva Mountain Games in Vail, Colorado. While ’cross events were not on the agenda, some of the top male and female ’crossers used the unique event, which features paddling,…

  • Richard Sachs Announces 2010 Cyclocross Team

    Legendary frame builder Richard Sachs, who also serves as title sponsor and team director of the Richard Sachs cyclocross team, has just released his finalized roster for the 2010 campaign. Perhaps the biggest news is the rider who’s missing from…

  • Rocky Mountain Bicycle Festival During Leadville 100

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    Planning on 100 miles of high altitude double track this summer, or just want to head out to Leadville, Colorado, to enjoy the epic show as a spectator? Either way, now there will be some cycling eye candy to serve…

  • Dutch Cyclocrossers Tackle Ronde van Limburg

    Yesterday’s Ronde van Limburg one-day, 188km road race in the Netherlands featured plenty of climbing – and plenty of cyclocrossers anxious to test their uphill fitness. Cyclocross Magazine‘s own Bart Hazen was in attendance and contributed the following report. Dutch…

  • Mary McConneloug Takes Win at Merida Bike Vysocina

    US Pro cyclocrosser Mary McConneloug (Kenda – Seven Cycles) took the win yesterday at the Merida Bike Vysocina S1 race in Nové Mesto na Morave,  Czech Republic. The cross country race, which also served as an event in the Czech National…

  • UK Does Summer ’Cross Right

    Hit the North 2

    by Robbie Carver If ’cross season can’t come soon enough for you (it sure can’t for us!) then you may want to consider buying a summer home in merry ol’ England. The Brits seem to be ahead of the game in…

  • Registration for CrossVegas Opens August 1st

    ‘Cross is coming! It must be true when we’re already talking about registrations for races going live. CrossVegas, the full-bore Elite kickoff to the season just released information for the upcoming 2010 edition, held in conjunction with Interbike in Las…

  • “The Cyclocross Meeting” Takes Manhattan, Bicycle Film Festival

    Brian Vernor’s latest film, The Cyclocross Meeting, impressed a sold out crowd at its world premier in Bend, Oregon, during Nationals last December. For those among the burgeoning ‘cross scene in New York City, or anywhere within travel distance, now’s…



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