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  • Letters from Camp: An interview with Cypress Gorry

    Cypress Gorry riding the rhythm section at the GVA Loenhout 2011. © Tom Robertson

    by Evan Schmitt EuroCrossCamp IX just came to a close and we recently caught up with a few of the campers in a series of interviews we will publish prior to Nationals. In our first installment, we talk to Whole…

  • A Look at EuroCrossCamp with Head Coach Geoff Proctor

    Proctor working with Yannick Eckmann at EuroCrossCamp last Christmas. Photo courtesy of Geoff Proctor

    by Evan Schmitt We recently caught up with Geoff Proctor, the head coach of the EuroCrossCamp in Belgium. The camp takes the top American riders in the Junior, U23 and Elite ranks to Belgium for a two week racing camp…

  • In the Saddle with Kaitlin Antonneau, the US’s Youngest Female Euro Hotshot

    Kaitlin Antonneau © Bart Hazen

    Kaitlin Antonneau may only by 19 years old, but this season, she’s been on fire in the cyclocross world. Most recently, Antonneau scored her arguably best placing this season, coming in 10th in the World Cup race in Namur, Belgium…

  • Sunny Cyclocross Set for Dade City, Florida


    by Molly Hurford We caught up with race promoter Dan Millstead to ask about his Florida race, which will take place (in pretty warm conditions!) the same day as Elite Nationals in the negative temps of Madison, Wisconsin. This reporter…

  • Checking in with Gabby Day, UK Cyclocrosser

    Gabby Day at GvA Essen. Bart Hazen

    Our intrepid Euro correspondent and photographer Bart Hazen snagged an interview with Gabby Day, who recently scored a top ten finish at Koksijde, the site of this year’s Worlds. by Bart Hazen

  • In the Saddle with Allen Krughoff, Working Man Pro

    Alan Krughoff, a working man pro.

    by Pete Webber Allen Krughoff of Boulder, Colorado, is one of the “Working Men” of pro cyclocross who’s racked up a solid string of results this season. In addition to stomping stacked fields in Colorado, he finished fifth at the…

  • Catching Up With Jeremy Powers on USGP, His Euro Season and Shaping the Future of Cyclocross

    Powers takes the win on the first day of Cincy3 Festival. Jeffrey Jakucyk

    by Molly Hurford The morning before I coaxed Jeremy Powers into making me coffee and answering a few of my questions about his season, I heard him working on an interview for another news outlet while pacing in the backyard….

  • 10 Questions for Ryan Trebon on His Season So Far and What’s Next

    Ryan Trebon wins Day 2 of the 2011 Cincy3.

    by Molly Hurford We caught up with Ryan Trebon for a quick interview while he recovers from his leg injury sustained at the USGP in Louisville a few weeks ago. We recently checked out a power file from an earlier…

  • Cyclocross and the Wounded Warrior Project: How You Can Help

    J.D. Kimple trains for and races with a purpose: to support Wounded Warrior Project and to commemorate his son. by J.D. Kimple My son Jovid and I are in our second year of racing cyclocross to raise money as proud…

  • In the Saddle With Pauline Ferrand-Prevot, 19-Year-Old Euro Phenom

    Pauline Ferrand-Prevot. © Bart Hazen

    One of our Euro corespondents, Bart Hazen, caught up with Pauline Ferrand-Prevot between snapping photos. Because some of our Euro racers, with the exceptions of Niels, Sven, Lars or (this season) Kevin, tend to go somewhat unnoticed in the states…

  • Tim Johnson on His Prototype Disc Brakes, His First Season Win, and What’s Next

    Even the Grinch couldn't steal Tim Johnson's first win of the season from him. Amy Dykema

    by Molly Hurford For someone who skipped road season to prep for cyclocross season, Tim Johnson has been having a rough Fall, from false starts to bad luck. Until this weekend at Jingle Cross, he hadn’t take a win (though…

  • In the Saddle with Joan Hanscom: Worlds, USGPs and Race Promoting

    Joan Hanscom, event director of USGP series

    by Josh Liberles We recently caught up with Joan Hanscom, event director of the USGP series and a key part of the team bringing both Masters (2012 and 13) and Elite Worlds to the United States for the first time….

  • Cincy3 Day 2 Video Highlights and Interviews: Ryan Trebon, Tim Johnson, Jeremy Powers

    Ryan Trebon talks with Taylor Kruse about his big Cincy3 Day 2 win. ©Taylor Kruse

    Cyclocross Magazine’s Cowbell member Taylor Kruse caught up with three of the top American cyclocrossers before and after the 2011 Cincy3 Cyclocross Festival Day 2 to hear the predictions and reflections on the Java Johnny’s UCI race in Middleton, Ohio.

  • Catching Up with Tim Johnson

    Johnson at Gloucester Day 2. © Natalia Boltukhova | Pedal Power Photography | 2011

    by Molly Hurford When I answer my phone and hear, “Mollyyyyy!” I don’t have to look to see who it is. It’s Tim Johnson, and he’s calling en route to the airport to catch his flight – after getting back…

  • Planet Adventure Athlete Profile: Rebecca Zink

    Zink on a run up. Chris Jones

    by Robert Annis for Planet Adventure To say Shamrock Cycles racer Rebecca Zink has had her best seasons on both the road and on the trail this year would be a gross understatement. Although the 29-year-old wasn’t a stranger to…

  • In the Saddle with Tristan Schouten, Working Man Pro

    Tristan Schouten, one of our oft-mentioned “Working Men” of pro cyclocross found time in his busy schedule, between work, training and racing, to sit down to answer a few questions for us. And we had quite a few, because anyone…

  • Meredith Miller is Pretty in Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

    by Molly Hurford Meredith Miller, for the second year in a row, is putting on her pink skinsuit once again and fundraising for Breast Cancer Awareness, this year through a silent auction, t-shirts through Stomach of Anger and a raffle…

  • Hup, Hup, Hup Y’all! Cyclocross, Texas-Style


    by Daniel Curtin A recent transplant to Texas has written a couple of editorials for this publication. An experienced cyclocross racer, instructor, and race promoter, moves to Texas from a hotbed of cyclocross somewhere North of the Red River. Probably…

  • In the Saddle with Helen Wyman, Great Britain’s National Champion and Nine Time US Race Winner

    Helen Wyman took control in Gloucester © Natalia Boltukhova | Pedal Power Photography | 2011

    This time around, when the phrase “the British are coming!” was shouted at nighttime in Massachusetts, the British could not be stopped by the Americans. The Brit in question? None other than Helen Wyman, cyclocross National Champion of Great Britain,…

  • In the Saddle with Mitch Graham, Director of the Zipp Ohio Valley Cyclocross Series

    Mitch Graham with Katie Compton at Harbin Park in 2007. Julie Black

    Mitch Graham is the director of the Zipp Ohio Valley Cyclocross Series, as well as the race director of the Harbin Park UCI C1 event, part of the Cincy3 weekend of racing and one of only eight UCI Category 1…

  • Madison Nationals 2012: Interview with Race Director Tom Schuler

    The crowd, including Panda-man and Mr. Gumbi goes crazy as local racer Ryan Trebon tries to bridge up to race leaders Tod Wells (Specialized) and Jeremy Powers (Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld) at 2011 Nationals © Joe Sales

    This year will, technically speaking, be without a US National Championships, as for the first time the event has been moved from December to early January. While both excitement and concern over Wisconsin’s January weather have been brewing, there have…

  • In the Saddle with Jason Knauff, Series Director of the Chicago Cross Cup

    Chaos ensues at Jackson Park Cyclocross. Bill Draper

    by Barron Gira We recently caught up with Jason Knauff, series director of the Chicago Cross Cup (CCC) since 2009, at a ’cross practice he was leading in a Chicago park. Cyclocross Magazine: Tell us a bit about yourself and…

  • In the Saddle with Brian Joder, Promoter of the Sacramento Cyclocross Series

    Katerina Nash (Luna) Leads Emily Thurston (Missing Link) Laguna Del Sol, Sacramento Cyclocross Series

    Brian Joder of chats to Tim Westmore about this year’s series, sponsors, format and the “smiling dirty faces” of Sacramento.

  • In the Saddle with Adam McGrath, Pro Cyclocross Racer Turned Farmer/Racer

    New training buddies. Adam McGrath

    Pro racer Adam McGrath has gone from international racer to local farmer in the past year, though he hasn’t hung up his bikes just yet. He’ll be chronicling his new set of experiences in his new column for Cyclocross Magazine,…

  • Meet The Promoter: Kyle Isaacson and Joe Johnson of S.B.R Utah

    Dusty Utah cyclocross.

    We were trying to scheme up ways about how to get more of our friends into CX. It is hard to talk somebody into buying a whole new bike set up until they have experienced how fun a race is themselves. We also wanted to create a local mid week series to give us more time on our cross bikes during the racing season and use it as a good work out.

  • Jesse Anthony to Retire from Cyclocross

    Jesse Anthony is racing his last race at Gloucester this season.

    As many of you know, Jesse Anthony has announced that after Gloucester’s race this year, he will be retiring from cyclocross to pursue road racing as his main sport. After the summer he’s had, we can’t say that we blame him, as he’s had some amazing finishes and wins, winning Nature Valley overall to name just one. But we will miss him in cyclocross. Issue 15 will include a reflective piece from Anthony as well as a look back at his superlative cyclocross career.

  • Roadie Ben Swift Talks Off-Season And Cyclocross

    Roadie Ben Swift agrees that cyclocross is a great off-season workout.

    “When I was young I use to race cyclocross. I would like to do it again for fun, as the strength you can get from it would be great training.”

  • In The Saddle With Gabby Day, UK-Based Cyclocrosser

    Gabby taking a muddy downhill ahead of an opponent. Photo courtesy of Gabby Day

    The Euro Invasion has hit the East Coast, and UK-based cyclocrosser Gabby Day has been staying with me in the days leading up to Nittany. This 26-year-old racer has never been to the US, and while maybe the Philadelphia airport wasn’t the best introduction to the country, I’ve been trying to show her some of the nicer parts. Granted, it’s been raining every day, which is going to mean a very muddy start to her US cyclocross season, but she’s taking in stride. With her first US race only a few days away, I wanted to ask her a few questions about her first impressions of the US and how it feels being a woman in the sport.

  • In The Saddle With Malissa And Spencer Petrov

    Malissa and Spencer Petrov

    Malissa is a hard working mother of two/bike racer. Spencer is an up and coming Cyclocross racer. Both of them race and train together. When Spencer races, Malissa can be seen running along on the sidelines, cheering loudly. When it’s his Mom’s turn to race, Spencer and his brother Nick can be seen cheering loudly. They make bike racing a family event.

  • In The Saddle With Simon Burney: Cyclocross Author, Coach and Manager


    Today, we caught up with Simon Burney, the author of the seminal how to book on cyclocross, Cyclocross Training and Technique, now in its 3rd edition. He is a former professional cyclocross racer and has spent more than twenty years managing professional cyclocross and mountain bike teams, working with some of the top cyclocross racers in the world. Simon served as the Performance Manager for mountain bike at British Cycling and has raced, wrenched, or managed the national team at the Cyclocross World Championships for 28 years. He’s spoken with us before, but since the season is about to stat, we wanted to pick his brain for some tips for our new-to-cyclocross readers and get an idea of what he’s been up to lately.

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