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by Robbie Carver In what was resoundingly the deepest Elite Men’s field in the history of the event, CrossVegas did not disappoint the plethora of …
by Robbie Carver The first big race of the 2011-2012 cyclocross season got underway as the Elite Women blasted off the line at Cross Vegas. …
Kicking off the night at Cross Vegas – and for many, the ’cross season – was the Wheelers and Dealers race, where the very people …
For those of you who won’t be making it to Cross Vegas this year, Cyclocross Magazine will be bringing Vegas to you (sans the showgirls, of course). We’ll be providing live, interactive coverage of both the Elite Men’s and Women’s races, which are both stacked with the best-ever and most international field assembled in the US.
On September 25, Guy’s Racing Club presents round 5 of the Mid-Atlantic Cyclocross Series with the return of The WhirlyBird Cross. Located on the Huntington Valley campus of Bryn Athyn College, this challenging and spectator-friendly course brings world class racing to suburban Philadelphia and serves as a model for community service and competition.
For the fifth year in a row, Cyclocross Magazine is here at Interbike bringing you all the latest cyclocross product and racing news. Stay tuned …
Seattle, Washington – After putting on one of the biggest bicycle races in the state of Washington for 2011 this past Sunday at Big Finn …
After a successful inaugural season, CyclocrossRacing.com, Blue Competition Cycles, Rolf Prima Wheels and Hincapie Sportswear return with National and Grassroots Teams for the 2011/12 cyclocross racing season.
The season has started, the first big UCI race has been run, and that means for the next four months, here at Cyclocross Magazine, we’ll be working day and night to make sure that results, photos and race reports from hundreds of races get posted in a timely manner. Whether your race is grass roots or UCI, we are happy to shine the light on your event.
Louisville, Kentucky — “Opening Day” is magic. Whether it’s the start of baseball, cyclocross or even fishing season, “opening day” for grownups is like Christmas morning for a six-year-old. This year’s opening day for this year’s Zipp OVCX Cyclocross Tour is September 18 in Louisville, when middle-America’s most popular cyclocross series will likely be overrun by “fish heads”. Dubbed the “FishStiCX Cross,” the September 18 races take place at Louisville’s gorgeous and challenging Fisherman’s Park.
Mother Nature wanted to have her say today as racers lined up for the first MFG Series race in Kirkland, WA. Big Finn Hill park, for the second year in a row, played host to the Kick Off Cross race delivered by Cycle University. Unseasonably warm weather, or a late summer as some would say, left the race course with burn-out grass and had racers churning up dust from the opening gun.
Sunday, Christian Heule proved that he is in the US for a reason this season: to win races. As the newest rider for Cannondale-CyclocrossWorld.com, he had big shoes to fill — Jerey Powers’ cycling shoes, to be precise. But so far, so good. Last night, he tweeted, “First race today for Cannondale-CyclocrossWorld.com and I won it. Thanks Stu Thorne for supporting me as car driver and mechanic.”
September 9, 2011 – San Francisco, CA – Promising a three-day affair unmatched by previous host cities, event organizers for the 2011 Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships (SSCXWC11) have named Golden Gate Park as the venue for this year’s battle, which is being held from November 18-20, 2011. Previously hosted by Portland and Seattle, 2011 marks the first year the annual race series will be held in San Francisco. Online registration for SSCXWC11 opens on Saturday, September 10th, 2011 at 6:00pm PST and will be available on the event website: http://www.sscxwc2011.com. Racers must participate in qualifiers on Saturday, November 19 in order to secure their place in championship races being held on Sunday, November 20.
The first weekend of racing is over, and racers on the East Coast are feeling extremely tired after an incredibly muddy first weekend of cyclocross racing. The normally flat and fast course at Nittany was transformed into a muddy bog, and with the course running backwards on the non-UCI day two of racing, the racers started by almost immediately hitting a mud pit.
Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) and Helen Wyman (Kona) opened the 2011/2012 cyclocross seasons with wins at the 2011 Nittany Lion Cross in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania.
The first race in Washington state is always one to attend, especially when it’s on Labor day weekend. Top riders, old friends, and a whole slew of cheers or jeers were happily reunited. Presented by Team Double check, the Labor Day cyclocross race was a success in drawing in riders from all over including Nick Weighall and David Richter. Raleigh’s new addition, Jenni Gaertner of Raleigh USA even came out to throw down with an impressive win since her contract at Raleighs Midsummers Race. Located at a new venue, “The Pit” (Lloyd Enterprises Retail Yard) in Milton, Washington. this gravel pit was converted into an abusive cross course that tested the skills and hydration of many.
San Francisco, California – The race that is bringing cyclocross to Stafford Lake Park in Novato, California for the first time is opening registration today, Friday September 9th, at 6 P.M. Registration will be open for all classes from C’s (beginner) to Elite (Pro).
Colorado Springs, Colorado — The United States will once again host more top-level cyclocross races than any other nation in the world with 49 events slated for the 2011-12 United States International Cyclocross Calendar (USICX). The USICX, a new domestic cyclocross calendar comprised of top quality, UCI-inscripted events, begins this Saturday, Sept. 10 with the Nittany Lion Cross in Brenigsville, Pa.
The challenging weather of fall can only mean that the excitement of cyclocross will once again dominate cycling’s headlines. SRAM’s domestic cyclocross roster features the nation’s top teams and individuals including Jeremy Powers, reigning USGP Series Champion, and Todd Wells, reigning US National Cyclocross Champion. SRAM has also added the horsepower of the two-time US champ, Ryan Trebon.
Indianapolis, Indiana — Cyclocross is brutal, on both riders and their equipment. The constant obstacles, flying mounts down muddy hills and mad cluster of frantic competitors are just the beginning. The abuse put on equipment is intense, and dependable gear is key. Zipp has a strong commitment to developing strong, reliable cyclocross gear, and supporting the athletes that ride it.
Portland, OR — Katheryn Curi Mattis has announced she’ll be dusting off her cleats for the women’s cyclocross race at CrossVegas on September 14th. Curi Mattis is a perennial threat in any contest she enters, but she will certainly have her work cut out for her — CrossVegas attracts some of the best cyclocross racers in the world and has become a regular highlight of the bicycle industry’s annual trade show.
Tim Johnson and Jeremy Powers: teammates no more. Watch these two champions clash for the first time at Cross Vegas wearing opposing colors. Before they meet on the field, they will do battle at the Interbike/PDW Circulus for an exhibition race and press conference.
Clear blue sunny skies set the stage for what was to be the warmest and dustiest Langley Cyclocross Classic on record. Just over 100 participants took to the farm fields and forests of Aldor Acres for this early season ‘kick in the pants’ ’cross race. The course featured a long flat gravel section, barriers, a long run-up with a knee high log at the base of it (which only the top few were able to ride it), a single track descending section followed by some twisty turns through the trees in almost sand-like ground.
Lancaster, Massachusetts – The Minuteman Road Club is pleased to announce the opening of registration for The Midnight Ride of Cyclocross (MRCX), which will take …
We have 7 races on Vancouver Island this year, from Victoria to Cumberland, Nanaimo to Port Alberni. Of those seven races, six are series races and one is the “Island Championships” (see information below). Of the six races in the series we will score a max of five events throwing out your worst series score if you do all six events. The last race of the series will be the series championships in Victoria and will be double points as it has been in the past.
The Zanconato Single-Speed Cyclocross Trophy Series: A six race single-speed cyclocross series and a chance to win a custom Zank frame and fork!
The Zanconato Single-Speed Cyclocross Series is a series of made up of six of the coolest grassroots races in New England Cyclocross with a dedicated single-speed category. Men and women will be scored separately but race at the same time.