Driscoll heads to third in teh Sea Otter ’cross race. © Mike Albright

Driscoll heads to third in the Sea Otter ’cross race. © Mike Albright

It’s the offseason for ’cross, but it seems like no one has told our favorite pros that the offseason can mean kicking back and barbequing, or just taking some time off. Here, we’re looking at where a few of them are this week—we’re wrangling the news so you don’t have to.

Marianne Vos just took the win in the Giro Rosa, followed closely y up-and-coming all-around cycling superstar Pauline Ferrand-Prevot.

Speaking of pro ’crossers on the road, those following the Tour were cheering madly at their screens as Lars Boom took a stage win where everyone knows a ’crosser would excel: on the cobbles.

In cyclocrosser wins, we were sad to see Jamey Driscoll take second to Levi Leipheimer in the Crusher in the Tushar this weekend—a stellar result for the cyclocrosser turned roadie turned MTBer this summer.

The Amy D. Foundation is searching for a new Elite woman rider to sponsor, so if you’re an 18+ year old female looking for a team, consider applying.

When it comes to gear, lots of new stuff is on the horizon. Reynolds Cycling is offering a bunch of new wheels for cyclocrossers this season, in tubular and clincher form, for rim brakes and disc brakes. While we got an early look at some of the new Reynolds carbon wheel options at Winter Press Camp 2014, at Summer Press Camp in June, we saw more of the new wheels, and versions that are closer to the production models.

Don’t forget, this weekend is MTB Nationals at Bear Creek, and we’ll be there to catch up with some of the ’crossers, including Georgia Gould, who’s focusing on scoring the stars-and-stripes in the Elite women’s race.