Tag archive for ‘chris sheppard’

  • Relegation Decides Men’s Winner, Pennington Goes the Distance at Week 4 of Cross Crusade – Full Report, Photos

    Amid controvery, Tuckerman takes his fourth win. ©Pat Malach

    by Pat Malach Hillsboro, Oregon – Controversy hovered over the Elite men’s race for the second week in a row Sunday at Cross Crusade #4 in Hillsboro after Canadian national champion Chris Sheppard (Rocky Mountain Bicycles/Shimano) crossed the line a…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of September 23rd, 2011

    The American ’cross season is in full swing with two full weekends and two Wednesday night extravaganzas completed, the European season is just getting underway and now the first USGP is here. It really is ’cross season. Sometimes I don’t believe it’s real. How can the best bike racing season, which we’ve been waiting so long for really be here already? Didn’t we just finish last season? Anyways, onward we go, there is a long winter coming up and lots of rumors to talk about. In this week’s edition: Euro ’Cross is back on TV, start looking for your live feeds, folks. Kevin Pauwels takes a big win for his new team in Erpe-Mere. Zdenek Stybar will be showing off the new Quick Step rainbow stripes in Stribro this weekend. Enrico Franzoi has found a home with the Guerciotti team, he lines up for the first time this weekend in Switzerland. Is it true that Pro ’crossers actually understand the worth of their equipment? At least Tom Meeusen does. Amy Dombroski heads back to her motherland for the season. With a venerable “who’s who” of ’cross lining up in Sun Prairie this weekend, is there really a favorite? Who should we talk about in this week’s Working Man’ Edition? We’ll go with Justin Lindine, Jake Wells, Bryan Fawley, and Chris Sheppard

  • Rapha-Focus GP: Wellens and Nash Double Up in Seattle – UPDATED: PHOTO GALLERIES, Rider Reactions, Full Report

    by Josh Liberles ISSAQUAH, WA Katerina Nash (Luna) and Bart Wellens (Telenet-Fidea) opened up gaps in their respective races, taking back-to-back wins on the weekend.  If Saturday’s StarCrossed story was the quality of North American cyclocross when tested by the…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors and Rumblings Week of July 15th, 2011

    It’s been a few weeks since Rumors and Rumblings, but things have been going on in the rumor mills around the ’cross world. There are races going on, ’cross racers showing their mettle and other ’crossers building their form day by day. So, where are things?

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of June 17th, 2011

    Logan Owen comes to the line with his teammate

    The middle of summer is quickly approaching. Molly Cameron has an FMB tire order ready to go out. Challenge and FMB are releasing new mud treads to challenge the famed Dugast Rhino. New disc ready bikes are hitting the tech news pages. So, with all that happening, where are the pros? Amy Dombroski is on her way to Italy for Marathon Cross-Country Worlds. Katie Compton hangs up the knobbies for a night. Stybar as Boonen’s lead out man? Putting two and two together for the new Cannondale–Cyclocrossworld.com rider. 2011 Blitz to the Barrel attracts ’cross stars. Tom Meeusen knocks off two mountain bike specialists. In this week’s Working Man’s Edition: Brady Kappius takes on the Rocky Mountain Ultra Endurance Series and Logan Owen is destroying the Washington state road races.

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of May 6th, 2011

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

    by Kat Statman Some weeks the ’cross season seems closer and closer, and others it just seems farther away. I’m not sure where this week stands, maybe it’s farther away, but only because there’s a lot of road and mountain…

  • Williams and Sheppard Wrap up Cross Crusade Series with Wins in Barton Park – UPDATED: Photos, Results

    by Laura Winberry and Josh Liberles Barton, Oregon – A fine mist covered the final event of the 2010 Cross Crusade Series, settling into gravel and river stone, rolling country road and tire-tracked earth. After two years in Oregon, I guess…

  • Sheppard, Simms Score Candian National Championships – UPDATED: Photos, Full Results, Report

    Toronto, Ontario – Wendy Simms (Ridley-FSA) has won her fifth Canadian National Championship jersey and Chris Sheppard (Rocky Mountain Bicycles P/B Shimano) traveled from his home in Bend, Oregon, to win his first-ever cyclocross maple leaf jersey. According to Simms’…

  • Chris Sheppard Celebrates Canadian National Championship with Hockey and Pints

    How does the newly crowned Canadian national cyclocross champion commemorate his new title? By celebrating over pints, watching hockey and reflecting on how he got there. Sheppard checks in from a Toronto bar. See also our race report here. by…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors and Rumblings Week of November 5th, 2010

    by Kat Statman With cyclocross heading towards mid-season, and already solidly there for us US racers, pro cyclocross rumors and general cyclocross rumors continue to bubble to the surface. This week we have the Dutch and Belgian European Cyclocross Championship…

  • Sheppard and Pennington Weather the PIR Cross Crusade Storm

    by Josh Liberles Temps in the 40s, a steady flow of hard rain and thick mud would deter most outdoor enthusiasts, but it seemed the perfect recipe to attract almost 1,300 cyclocrossers to Portland International Raceway for Cross Crusade race…

  • Trebon, Pennington Leave Their Marks on Cross Crusade #3, Sherwood Park

    by Robbie Carver and Josh Liberles Sherwood, Oregon – You never can tell what the weather will be like in Oregon. Participants in last week’s Cross Crusade, for example, waded through a post-deluge muddy slog, while those 1,200 strong who…

  • Sheppard, Williams Rule Rainier Cross Crusade #2

    by Josh Liberles Although the race location is actually pronounced “Ray-neer,” anything in Oregon with a name that can be read as a derivative of “rainy” is ominous, particularly on the heels of yesterday’s muddy slog through Heiser Farms. Last…

  • Alpenrose Cross Crusade Sets Attendance Record; Butler and Sheppard Crush – UPDATED: Photo Gallery

    Chris Sheppard salutes his victory © Dave Roth

    by Josh Liberles Portland, Oregon – Alpenrose Dairy once again played host to Oregon’s Cross Crusade series kickoff, now in its 20th season, and the attendance records just keep getting broken. In 2008 1,267 came to party in the rain,…

  • Oregon Racers Wage Muddy Battle at Barlow

    by Josh Liberles It’s two days after the Battle at Barlow race in Gresham, just outside of Portland, Oregon, and I’m still finding small bits of mud lingering under my eyelids. The first clump found my eyeball about 50 meters…

  • Chris Sheppard to Miss National Championships Due to Fracture

    No (Canadian) Nats for Sheppard

    Canadian Chris Sheppard will have to miss this weekend’s national championships as well the upcoming USGP and NACT series races.  The Santa Cruz/Shimano/WTB rider was putting the final touches to his form when he crashed descending a single track. X-rays…

  • Throwdown Thrilla: Trebon, Sheppard & Page Battle in Bend

    Ryan Trebon (Kona) and Jonathan Page (Planet Bike) are getting their bodies used to weekday evening racing in preparation for CrossVegas.  The pair battled last week in Bend, Ore. Report below. BEND, Ore. — Some of the nation’s top cyclocrossers…



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