Tag archive for ‘new zealand’

  • Euro Fan Favorite Alexander Revell Takes New Zealand National Title

    Alex Revell enjoys the mud pit in today’s National Championship race in Wanaka. © Amy Taylor

    courtesy of BikeNZ Wellington’s Alexander Revell, who has raced in Europe this year, claimed his first elite men’s victory in the Cyclocross National Championships in Wanaka. Riders were treated to chilly conditions, mud pits, dirt jumps and even snow on…

  • Katie Compton Visits New Zealand, Starts Cyclocross Season Early

    Stunning landscape greeted New Zealand racers. Mark Legg-Compton

    When Katie Compton decided to forgo the rest of her MTB season to prepare for cyclocross, she took that prep very seriously, starting with a July cyclocross race in New Zealand. There was a time trial to determine start order…

  • New Zealand Runs Third Cyclocross Championship

    In New Zealand, cyclocross season is happening now.

    It’s always cyclocross season somewhere, and last weekend, that somewhere was New Zealand, where the AJ Hackett Bungy NZ Cyclocross Championships were held. Put on by the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club, the race had some interesting terrain and some fantastic race pictures. The winners of the day were Dan Warren and Anja McDonald, and hopefully we’ll be seeing more from racers in the other hemisphere this season.

  • Women’s Wednesdays: Genevieve Whitson, New Zealand’s Answer To Women’s Cyclocross

    Genevieve Whitson battles mud and snow at Kalmthout. Photo Courtesy of Genevieve Whitson

    This racer from New Zealand hit the cyclocross circuit in 2009, racing primarily in Europe, though she hopes to come to the States this season. First a mountain biker, now Whitson is trying her luck on the road circuit with an eye toward cyclocross in the fall. She took some time out of a travel-heavy road season to chat with us, and was particularly interested in talking about what it means to be a woman in our sport. It’s a topic that we don’t often think about, and the purpose of this column is to highlight great women in the sport, but also to focus on how women are looked at and treated within the cyclocross and cycling world.

  • Bike Hutt Offers July Cyclocross Series – in New Zealand

    The Independence Day Cyclocross Classic kicked of the Bike Hutt’s July ‘cross series last weekend, the first of four races put on by Go Home Yanqui Promotions. As the organization’s name implies, unfortunately for those of us Stateside, the series…

  • Crashing New Zealand’s CX Nats – Looking PRO, Feeling Slow

    As we reported on Friday, New Zealand hosted their second-ever Cyclocross National Championships last weekend with much success and even more mud. American Colin Reuter crashed the event and sent in his report below of the memorable experience. by Colin…

  • Mud and Kiwis – Report from New Zealand’s Cyclocross National Championships

    There’s some high-profile racing going on in the Southern Hemisphere. Sure, the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships are going on in Australia, but that’s not the only event. Last weekend featured New Zealand’s second-ever National Championships in cyclocross. While New…

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