Tag archive for ‘Ben Jacques Maynes’

  • Surf City #2: Jacques-Maynes Brothers Battle it Out, Gomez Villafañe Takes Second Series Win

    A luchador steps into the cross ring as Ned Flanders takes the Zach McDonald line. © Garrett Lau.

    by Andrew Juiliano SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — The feedback from Surf City #2 at Harbor High School confirmed suspicions that course designer and race winner, Ben Jacques-Maynes (Jamis CX), is a full-blown masochist. The physically and technically demanding course brutalized…

  • Surf City Cyclocross Series Returns with Clinics and Costumes This Weekend

    Welcome to the Surf City Cyclocross Halloween Weekend, Aptos High School

    America’s oldest cyclocross series returns to Santa Cruz County this weekend with the return of  its famous Halloween festivities including costume cross, a free kid’s race, and of course candy for the kids on Sunday at Aptos High School. On…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of May 20th, 2011

    It’s time to really start thinking about ’cross season, maybe even starting to glue up some tires if you haven’t already. Now that it’s that time of the year again, heading out and pinning, or zip-tying, numbers up is probably a good idea. The Pro racers have that in mind too as they’re out getting the race miles in to prepare for a strong ’cross season.

    This week, the Tour of California is being absolutely dominated by ’cross riders, with Jamey Driscoll, Jesse Anthony, Jeremy Powers, Lars Boom and Ben Jacques-Maynes all making appearances at the front of the race. [See some of our race coverage of Stage 2, Stage 3 and Stage 4.] Sven Nys is on his way to his second Olympic games after a second place finish to Julien Absalon. John Gadret came oh-so-close last week to a stage win at the Giro, but clearly that wasn’t good enough for the Frenchmen, as he sealed the deal this week with a Stage 11 win. Is Kaitlin Antonneau making a switch to the mountain bike? Rumors are brewing that the USGP may make a stop in Bend, OR. This week’s Working Man’s Edition takes another look at Justin Lindine as he heads to Canada for the Coupe de Quebeque and Spencer Paxson as he crosses the pond for the Dalby Forest World Cup.

  • Amgen Tour of California: Stage 5, Cyclocross Style

    Here, Jones races at Bend. This week, he's moving up the rankings in the Amgen Tour of California.

    In Stage 5 of the Amgen Tour of California, racers covered 135 miles and climbed nearly 10,000 ft. After the long haul, Jeremy Powers tweeted that, “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger!”  Lars Boom echoed the sentiment on his…

  • Amgen Tour of California: Stage 4, Cyclocross Style (and a Bit of Giro)

    Here, Lars Boom goes hard during a cyclocross race in 2011.  © Bart Hazen

    Stage 4 of the Amgen Tour of California saw some of the first King of the Mountain climbs, and cyclocross racer Lars Boom (Rabobank) emerged as the first King of the Mountain. (Read about how Lars Boom made a cyclocross…

  • Amgen Tour of California: Stage 3, Cyclocross Style

    Tyler Wren and Danny Summerhill struggled though the heat at Krosstoberfest 2010 © Kenneth Kill, Light & Shadows

    With rain and a strong headwind, Stage 3 of the Amgen Tour of California had perfect conditions for our cyclocross contingent to shine. Stage 4, which riders will face later today, will feature some of the Tour’s major climbs, and…

  • Amgen Tour of California: Stage 2, Cyclocross Style

    As Stage 2 in the Amgen Tour of California came to an end yesterday, there was a herd of cyclocross racers, including Andy Jacques-Maynes, Chris Jones, Jeremy Powers, Jesse Anthony and Lars Boom within 21 to 25 seconds of race…

  • Barnholt and Jacques-Maynes Heat Up Golden Gate Park, Bay Area Series to End

    by Paul Guerra Beautiful blue skies, a clear view of the ocean to the west and rare tacky course conditions brought the Northern California cyclocross faithful and a few surprise faces out to historic Golden Gate Park in San Francisco…

  • Cyclocross GC at Tour of California

    Peter Sagan rules the CX GC so far. Via Flickr by smthcriminal29.

    by Josh Liberles Nowhere was the prevalence of cyclocrossers at the top end of pro road cycling more apparent than during stage 4 of the Tour of California. The day’s decisive four-man breakaway contained three ‘crossers – Jeremy Powers (Jelly…

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