cyclocross photos from the pros & community
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.
Cold temperatures and bright sun greeted the racers at the fifth annual Kingsport Cyclocross Cup. Forty eight racers in the Elite Men’s event, and 31 Elite Women battled for the podium.
Enjoy these images from Bart Hazen of the American riders in the Elite Women’s and Elite Men’s races at last weekend’s Namur World cup. The American Elite Women’s contingent was led by Katie Compton while in the Elite Men’s field, Stephen Hyde was the best American rider.
“Namur is exactly what cross should be, a hard technical course with fierce competition.” And that’s what was on display for the U23 men yesterday as shown in these photos from Bart Hazen of the American racers at Namur.
There was a large contingent of American riders across all the races at Namur yesterday. With many strong rides, it was the Junior Men that came away with the best results, led by Spencer Petrov.
For their part, the Elite Men at the first day of the Highlander Cross Cup in Waco, Texas took to the challenging course with little concern for the toll it may take. The pace was fast and riders never let off leaving all but the strongest to straggle in.
In what looked to be by our measure the muddiest race of the season, Helen Wyman (Kona Factory) capitalized on her mud riding and running abilities, and took the win over fellow Brit Nikki Harris (Young Telenet-Fidea).
In case you missed it, Jingle Cross has thrown its hat into the ring to host a 2016 UCI World Cup event, looking to depart …
UCI cyclocross racing made its debut in the Sooner State this weekend with Ruts n’ Guts, a two-day event featuring huge prize money and a competitive fields from racers throughout the country. In a repeat of day one, Tristian Uhl (Giant South) and Amanda Nauman (SDG – Muscle Monster) powered away from their competition to take solo victories.
During day two of the NBX Gran Prix of Cyclo-cross, exciting racing all day culminated in two of the most thrilling Elite races this season.
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma hosted the first UCI event in the state with Ruts N Guts this weekend. The event is its sixth year but 2015 marks the first time the race is on the UCI calendar as a C2 event.
On a course lauded as the best in New England, the first day of the NBX Gran Prix of Cyclo-cross got underway in Warwick, Rhode Island’s Goddard Park today.
We won’t mince words about it—at $7300 the Lightweight Meilenstein Obermayer wheelset is unobtainable for most cyclocross racers. Costing more than a nice used car, the Lightweight wheels are a luxury item for those who want the upper echelon of performance, light weight and rarity.
Jen Malik and her Stanridge Cycles CX have cracked the top-20 at several domestic ‘cross races this year, a testament to her racing prowess and the legitimacy of steel at the Elite level.
Nobeyama is hosting UCI racing in Japan once again, and the picturesque, high altitude mountain town’s race weekend should make the world traveler’s bucket list. …
In our final Koksijde photo gallery, CXM contributor Bart Hazen chronicles the Juniors and U23 races at the 2015 Koksijde World Cup.
Sanne Cant proved that her strong start to the 2015 season is no fluke, adding another win to her already-strong season and easily distancing her Elite Women’s rivals at the 2015 Koksijde World Cup.
History was made this Sunday on the dunes of Koksijde as Sven Nys proved that experience can triumph over youth. Nys earned his 50th Elite World Cup victory in a battle with Wout van Aert—19 years his junior—that was nothing short of riveting.
While at the Wheelers and Dealers Race at CrossVegas, this vintage Eddy Merckx Titane singlespeed caught our eye. What appeared to be a singlespeed frankenbike turned out to be a former Belgian pro’s bike with a neat story behind it.
UCI level racing returned the Pacific Northwest on Saturday with day one of the Subaru Cyclo Cup, held at Ft. Steilacoom Park in Lakewood Washington.
PSI-clocross For Life at Emricson Park in Woodstock, IL was the seventh stop of the Chicago Cyclocross Cup (CCC) powered by SRAM.
Proving that his day one performance was not a flash in the pan, Stephen Hyde (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) was able to distance himself from Jeremy Powers (Aspire Racing) late in the race on day two of the Derby City Cup in Louisville, KY.
This weekend’s racing marked the 25th edition of the Cycle-Smart Northampton International, and today’s races were a fitting finale to such a historic event.
In what was unquestionably the upset of the season, the understudy has defeated the master—Stephen Hyde (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) beat Jeremy Powers (Aspire Racing) in a sprint finish at day one of the Derby City Cup in Louisville, KY.
The Cycle-Smart Northampton International got underway on a beautiful New England autumn day in Northampton, Massachusetts. This historic weekend marks the 25th edition of the race, making it the oldest and longest-running UCI cyclocross race in the Americas.
Safe to say, Cross Crusade isn’t your average ‘cross race, and Thunder Cross, their costume race—taking place at the Deschutes Brewery in Bend, featured both impressive costumes and the high caliber of racing we’ve come to expect from a Cross Crusade.
The second round of the BPost Bank Trofee series took racers to the famed 22% Tour of Flanders climb, the Koppenberg. CXM contributor Bart Hazen was on hand to capture all the action.
Day two of the Cincinnati International Cyclocross Festival—the Pan-American Continental Cyclocross Championships—had racers traversing a slick, hilly and technical course at Devou Park in Covington, Kentucky.
No strangers to the top step of the podium, Jeremy Powers, Katie Compton and Gage Hecht all came out victorious at Kings CX, the first day of the Cincinnati International Cyclocross Festival.