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The final round of the World Cup was yesterday at Hoogerheide, The Netherlands. With changes to the course and muddy conditions, it was sure to be a challenge for those racers that toed the start line and Bart Hazen was on hand to capture all the action.
Belgian Quentin Hermans edged out countryman Eli Iserbyt to win the final World Cup for the 2015/2016 season. Behind them, Frenchman Clement Russo was third. American Logan Owen finished the day in eighth place.
There are no foregone conclusions in cyclocross. But with the performance he put in today as well as those he’s shown since returning from injury, it seems the World Championships in Zolder may be van der Poel’s to loose.
Challenging conditions on the technical course saw riders running through the initial turns as they slipped and slid around, elbow-to-elbow. With the tight pack and no clear lines, that forced some riders into the pits as they passed it for the first time shortly after the start.
Pre-race favorite and the number-one ranked UCI Junior Men’s rider Jens Dekker took the win going away, finishing clear of second place finisher Thomas Pidcock and third place rider Thijs Wolsink of The Netherlands. American Gage Hecht took fourth
Updated: The UCI weighed in assuring us that as stated, the calendar below is not final, telling Cyclocross Magazine that “early World Cups are scheduled” …
Ok, maybe not too soon or too near you, but the trailer for de Mensen’s “Sven Nys, The Last Year” is out and Sven himself …
Now it’s sixth edition, the 2015/2016 Cyclocross Annual will make a great display on your coffee table and this year is being backed by a Kickstarter campaign.
It seems that there are more changes afoot for Team USA’s Women’s U23 squad for the UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Zolder at the end of the month.
LIGNIERES-EN-BERRY, France—It was a Belgian one-two punch in France this morning as U23 star Eli Iserbyt and his Belgian compatriot Quinten Hermans who took first …
The Netherlands’ Mitch Groot who took the win today in the penultimate World Cup in France.
Van der Poel took to the air on the flyover on the second to last lap, giving the crowd a little flair. With a lead of 25 seconds going into the final lap there was time for some showmanship.
For the Elite Women’s penultimate World Cup race there was little doubt within moments of the start of how the race would wind up.
USA Cycling has just announced that Jamey Driscoll and Ryan Trebon have declined their automatic spots on the US Men’s Elite team for the Cyclocross World Championships, and that Jonathan Page has declined his discretionary selection to the team as well. For the U23 Women’s team Emma White will not be able to compete due to illness.
Verge Sport has teamed up with Cyclocross Magazine to help bring you full coverage of all the age group (and singlespeed) races from the 2016 …
Jeremy Powers made it three in a row today as he repeated as National Champion in the Men’s Elite field. It was a battle of wills between Powers, Stephen Hyde and the newcomer to the Elite field at Nationals, Logan Owen.
Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) makes it 12 National Championship titles in a row after a battle with Georgia Gould (LUNA Pro Team) that the rest of the field fighting for the podium’s remaining three spots.
Mirroring the new combined Women’s Youth field the UCI implemented for this year’s World Championships, the 2016 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championship race featured a combined field race with titles on the line for women age 19-22, as well as 17-18.
Full 2016 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championship coverage can be found right here. ASHEVILLE, N.C.—In the first race of the last day at the 2016 Cyclocross National …
Along with the United States, many countries around the globe also had their 2016 Cyclocross National today. We give you a play-by-play account of the …
On a blustery December morning in western North Carolina, Gage Hecht added another cyclocross National Championship to his palmares, taking his fifth ‘cross Stars and Stripes jersey in a solo victory in the 17-18 Elite Juniors race.
In her third year racing Nationals, Kaya Musgrave (Avout Racing) won her first National Champions jersey today in Asheville. North Carolina’s Keren Bennett (Evolution Jr. Devo Team) and Boulder, Colorado’s Reagan Long joined her on the podium.
With the excitement of Saturday’s Junior events still fresh, it’s it’s time to take a look at what we might expect in the main events from the 2016 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships.
Belly laughs, belly aches and at least one racer dressed as a bunny. The Donut Race at the Cyclocross National Championships was a fun-filled affair for a good cause. And while there were smiles all around, the race didn’t have any sprinkels, but did have some controversy.
If you’d like to tell your friends about this pint size phenomenon, Hludzinski can’t help you. “I don’t even know how to pronounce my own last name,” she admits. If she keeps up at the rate she’s going, it’ll be a name the cyclocross community will recognize soon enough.
David Thompson (CT Cycling Advancement Program) convincingly took the Cyclocross National Championship title in the Junior Men’s 9-10 race. “I always wanted this victory. I’ve been training for a couple of weeks. I knew I could get it and I just went as hard as I could.”
Benjamin Crismon (Papa John’s Racing Team) is no stranger to the top step of a podium and Saturday the young man earned yet another accolade in his first Cyclocross Nationals performance by claiming the national title in the Junior Men’s 11-12 category.
The only race of the day to feature riders older than 16 was the Collegiate Relay race. Co-ed teams of four riders from both Division 1 and Division 2 schools raced for four laps in a bid to take home the title for their respective schools.
Today Tea Wright (Boulder Junior Cycling) became a National Champion for the second time, adding to her 2012 hometown win in Boulder. In a close race Lizzy Gunsalus (Bay Hill Capital p/b Corner Cycles) and Lauren Zoerner (Alpha Bicycle Co.- Vista Subaru) joined her on the podium.