Tag archive for ‘katie compton’

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of September 16th, 2011

    The Belgians came, they saw, and, oh man, have they conquered. Well, an American did grab one win and that was a UCI race, so I guess it counts for something. The first week of the international season is under way and is there ever a bunch to talk about! First is CrossVegas, so much going on there. We can’t not talk about this weekends upcoming races in Seattle, Vermont and Maryland. Did you catch the velo bowl? Jurgen Mettepenningen is confident in Pauwels, Aernouts and Vantornout. National Champ Todd Wells will not defend his stars and stripes this January; London Olympics and Louisville 2013 are the goals. Finally, in this week’s Working Man’s Edition there were just too many of you, so instead, there’s a list of all the riders that deserve some respect!

  • USA Cycling Board Elections Candidate Statement: Katie Compton

    I have extensive experience with racing in the US and Europe; I know the differences and successes between the two, which will contribute to how we approach the growth and management of the sport. I’ve been involved in teaching clinics, coaching cyclocross specific athletes and encouraging others to try the sport and help it grow. I know the technical ins and outs of cyclocross and feel I would be a good candidate for the committee.

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of August 26th, 2011

    by Kat Statman It’s only two weeks away folks, and the UCI season opener is upon us in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. If you’re reading this, you can’t deny that it’s an amazingly exciting time of year. In some places the…

  • UPDATED: Cyclocrossers Produce Results In US Mountain Bike Nationals: A Photo Gallery

    Here, MTB-er Kelli Emmett carefully rides over the rocks. Amy Dykema

    Some of our top cyclocrossers did pretty darn well when switching to wider tires and suspension forks at mountain bike nationals a couple of weeks ago (their results are listed below.) Amy Dykema, a wonderful photographer, was there to capture the event with her camera and shared some of her favorite shots, which can be viewed in the gallery below.

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of July 29th, 2011

    Ian Field: a solid racer on both sides of the pond.

    We’re just over a month away from the opening race of the American UCI ’cross season, Nittany Lion Cross and it’s sounding like things are heating up in the world of pro cyclocross. Cannondale–Cyclocrossworld.com announced the signing of Christian Heule for the 2011 season. Katie Compton won the Steamboat Springs Stinger. Bart Wellens, Sven Nys, Niels Albert, Sven Vantourenhout, Tom Meeusen, Rob Peeters and Ben Berden race with motocrossers for charity.

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of July 22nd, 2011

    Kevin Pauwels File Photo © Bart Hazen

    Summer heat is at it’s high point. Twitter accounts across the eastern seaboard keep referencing the 90 plus degree temperatures and more and more often the cyclocross hashtag comes up on twitter. So is anything exciting happening in the wide world of pro cyclocross?

  • 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 and Rumblings Week of June 10th, 2011

    Weeknight racing, long weekend road and mountain bike rides, maybe even a mountain bike race or a road race: these are all the little things we try and do to get our “cyclocross fix,” but it’s not the same. There is no substitute for the gasping breaths, the burning legs, the cross-eyed attempts at clearing the sand pit or the barriers. But we try to capture the feeling with our substitute races and by seeing what is happening in the world of pro cyclocross racers.

  • Video: Katie Compton Wins the Jelenia Gora Maja Wloszczowska Trophy Sprint Eliminator

    Cyclocross rider Katie Compton (Rabobank Giant Offroad Team) goes up against World MTB Champion, Maja Wloszczowska (CCC) in the Jelenia Gora Maja Wloszczowska Trophy Sprint Eliminator in downtown Jelenia Gora. Says Mark, Compton’s husband, the sprint eliminator is “a really great racing format they need to adopt in the US.”

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of June 3rd, 2011

    Summer heat is rolling through the country as both the everyday ’cross racer and the pro line up on the weekends and weeknights to build a little bit of extra fitness. September is just around the corner and will be here before you know it. So as we get closer, what are the pro crossers up to?

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of May 27th, 2011

    As the Giro d’Italia wraps up this weekend and the Tour of California wrapped up on Sunday you would think that the Pro Cyclocross news would be slowing down, but think again. Lars Boom has re-upped with Rabobank. The Tour of Belgium, a cross racer’s off-season paradise? Kevin Eeckhout of Sunweb-Revor retires at the ripe old age of 21. Amy Dombroski and Katie Compton head overseas for a little pre-season European dirt. Georgia Gould, Ms. Consistency? Todd Wells, best American on the dirt. In this week’s Working Man’s Edition we look back to Spencer Paxson, Jake Wells and head to a master’s working man Peter Webber.

  • Women’s Wednesday: Checking in with the Pros

    Women: just as tough as men on the cyclocross course. © Cyclocross Magazine

    Today marks the start of our new bi-weekly column, Women’s Wednesdays, where the focus shifts to matters specific to women in the sport. This column will be dedicated to all aspects of women’s racing, from coverage of pro women to women-specific bikes to talking frankly about how to get more women involved in cyclocross. We begin this week by hearing from a few of our favorite ladies of ‘cross, finding out what they’ve been up to in the off-season and seeing what they’re looking forward to in the Fall.

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumbling Week of April 22, 2011

    by Kat Statman Yes, it’s still the off-season. How do we know that? Well, if you look at many cycling publications the front page headlines are all concerned with the Ardennes Classics, Andy Schleck’s Trek Madone and the fact that…

  • Compton Shows New Colors at 2011/12 Rabo-Giant Team Launch

    Photo courtesy Rabo-Giant

    The 2011 Rabo-Giant Offroad team had its launch at the Omnisport Velodrome in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, last week during the World Track Championships (where, coincidentally, Marianne Vos was busy adding another title to her palmares). The second-year squad has expanded…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of April 1st, 2011

    by Kat Statman Sometimes it’s really hard to remember that we live and die for cyclocross, especially during the spring classics season, but Greg Keller and Molly Cameron do a pretty good job of reminding us on twitter. As we…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of March 3rd, 2011

    by Kat Statman It’s already March, which means that base training for us ’crossers should be starting up soon for any of those not already underway preparing for a summer season. Most of the American ’crossers have been out putting…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings: Week of February 11, 2011

    by Kat Statman It may seem like the season is over, as many of us in the US are starting to log our long base miles or are taking advantage of all the snow in the mountains for a good…

  • Compton Signs With Rabobank-Giant Offroad Team

    As Katie Compton’s ’cross season came to a close with her silver medal at Worlds, questions abounded about who would replace Planet Bike as her main sponsor. Compton had an impressive season, winning 5 World Cup races on top of…

  • Threepeat: Marianne Vos Wins 2011 World Championships, Compton, Nash Complete Podium

    Marianne Vos wins her third consecutive world title in Saint Wendel

    America’s best chance to win its first-ever Elite Cyclocross World Championship rested on the shoulders of US National Champion Katie Compton. With an incredible international winning record this season, and without the typical late-season leg cramps that have hampered her…

  • A Pre-Worlds Check-in with Katie Compton

    by Christine Vardaros We caught up with Katie Compton, one of the clear favorites for the title in St Wendel, Germany, to see how she’s feeling just before tomorrow’s big race. According to Compton, she’s more prepared this time around…

  • Report: Muddy Worlds Course Turns Icy, Challenging Riders

    Cyclocross Magazine Correspondent Christine Vardaros ventured out to the course at St. Wendel today to bring us an update of the course conditions. Read on, and stay tuned as we keep you updated on all things Worlds related. by Christine…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings: World Championships Week

    by Kat Statman Everybody knows that this is the World Championships week. It is such a big deal that our site crashed due to the extreme amounts of content we’ve been posting to amp up the masses and get excited!…

  • Compton, Butler, Miller Share Pre-Worlds Thoughts

    The 2011 World Cyclocross Championships are fast approaching, and the best racers from each country are putting in their last-minute preparations. We caught up with a few of the US Women to hear some of their thoughts as they look…

  • Compton Solos to Win at Hoogerheide – UPDATED: Photo Gallery, Video, Full Results

    At the final World Cup in Hoogerheide, the Netherlands, today, Katie Compton (Planet Bike) showed she is in form for the World Championships in St. Wendel next weekend. The seven-time US National Champion won in solo fashion after a bobble…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings: Week of January 21st, 2011

    by Kat Statman We are past the “thick” of the European ’cross season with Holy Week over. But, even though there are not seven races over a period of nine days for us to sit and scrounge the internet for…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings: Week of January 14th, 2011

    by Kat Statman The Northeast is frozen over, the Southeast is experiencing ice storms and the biggest ’cross race of the year is on the horizon. On top of everything, there is team transfer news, new sponsor news and just…

  • Katie Compton Wins USOC December Female Athlete of the Month

    USOC recognizes Katie Compton and the sport of cyclocross with the Female Athlete of the Month award. Will this be just one of several titles Katie Compton lands this month? Many American fans hope so. Full press release below The…

  • Rider Report: Sue Butler Recalls Zolder World Cup


    Portland, OR, pro racer Sue Butler was at the Zolder World Cup this past weekend, where Katie Compton took the win for the women, and Lars Boom took the men’s. Read on for her experience of this icy race. by…

  • Compton Wins in Zolder, Takes World Cup Lead

    by Bart Hazen Compton Unbeatable in Zolder Seven-time USA National Champion Katie Compton continues to dominate the top of the sport. The Planet Bike rider soloed to the win on the snow-covered course in Zolder, taking her fourth World Cup…

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