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  • Weekend Preview: Deschutes Brewery Cup USGP in Bend, Oregon

    Nash runs the sand. ©Janet Hill

    by Evan Schmitt On the same course that hosted two national championships in the past two years, the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross will be decided. Bend, Oregon, will host its first ever weekend included in the national series and…

  • CXmas Party Kicks Off USGP Action, Supports Juniors in Bend

    Ryan Trebon will be at Powered by Bowen to support the cause and be honored in the process. Whit Bazemore

    Heading to Bend next weekend (December 10th/11th) for the USGP finale? Well, if you’re there Thursday night, make sure you stop by the CXmas party to meet cyclocross superstars of the past, present and future, and support the dreams of…

  • In the Saddle with Joan Hanscom: Worlds, USGPs and Race Promoting

    Joan Hanscom, event director of USGP series

    by Josh Liberles We recently caught up with Joan Hanscom, event director of the USGP series and a key part of the team bringing both Masters (2012 and 13) and Elite Worlds to the United States for the first time….

  • Rider Diary: Experiencing a USGP for the first time

    Mike Garner bringing home the bacon...err, waffle...on day two of the USGP. © Carrissa Garner

    Ever dreamed of racing a USGP? So has Mike Garner. Recently, the Alabama resident got the chance to compete in USGP Derby City Cup at Louisville, as a Cat 4 racer. Read on for his experience of racing the biggest…

  • USGP Derby City Cup: Photo Gallery

    Coming at run up in the Mens Elite race at the USGP in Louisville. J.D. Kimple

    by J.D. Kimple J.D provided us some great shots of the race. To find out how the races place out, read about Powers’ wins on Day 1 and Day 2, and Compton’s race domination on both Saturday and Sunday.

  • Mical Dyck’s Rider Diary: Derby Cup USGP, Day 1

    Mical Dyck hits the sandpit. Amanda Wakeling

    Mical Dyck shared a bit about her USGP Derby Cup experience today, where she finished ninth in the Elite Women’s field. To find out more about the Elite Women’s race, check out our coverage. The men’s race deserves some attention…

  • Powers Outsprints Trebon For USGP Louisville Day 1 Win – Updated Report, Photo Gallery, Complete Results

    Powers took the win, putting him ahead of Trebon after Day One. © Amanda Wakeling

    by Grant Berry LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY – In February 2013, cyclocross fans from around the globe will have their attention turned to Louisville, Kentucky, for the World Elite Cyclocross Championships. Today was one giant step towards that event, as the course designers…

  • Dominant Compton Takes Day 1 Win In Louisville – Updated Report, Photo Gallery, Complete Results

    Katie Compton took the win ahead of Nash at Day One of the Derby Cup. © Amanda Wakeling

    by Grant Berry LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY – On a difficult course that offered little opportunity for rest, Katie Compton (Rabobank-Giant) once again showed her dominance by riding away with the victory. Behind her, USGP Series leader Katerina Nash traded blows with French…

  • Weekend Preview: Round 3 for USGP in Louisville, Super Prestige in Belgium

    This weekend the U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross returns to Louisville for round three, where Georgia Gould won both days last year. © Greg Sailor – VeloArts

    This weekend brings a full schedule of cyclocross across the pond and in the states. The European fun starts Friday in Belgium with the 49th running of the Jaamarktcross and continues Sunday with the third round of the Super Prestige…

  • Behind THE Barriers Episode Six from USGP New Belgium Cup is Live

    Jeremy Powers (Rapha/Focus) takes the holeshot at USGP Fort Collins.

    Behind THE Barriers is in Fort Collins, Colorado in Episode 6 as Jeremy tackles the first day of the USGP New Belgium Cup! In an uncharacteristic turn of events, the rain and cold rolls in to make conditions in Colorado…

  • Powers Outlasts Trebon at USGP Fort Collins Day 2 – UPDATED Full Report, Results, Photos

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    by Grant Berry Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) used every weapon in his arsenal to come back from a mid-race spill, and overcome Ryan Trebon (LTS-Felt) to win Day 2 in Fort Collins. Geoff Kabush (Maxxis-Rocky Mountain) continued to impress with his…

  • Katie Compton Solos to Victory at USGP Fort Collins Day 2 – UPDATED: Report, Results and Photos

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    Katie Compton (Rabobank-Giant) won day two of the New Belgium Cup on Sunday in Fort Collins over Katerina Nash (Luna) and Meredith Miller (Cal Giant-Specialized). In contrast to yesterday’s slippy slide, today’s race was marked by beautiful sunny weather and…

  • McConneloug Wins Sprint with Van Gilder at Providence Day 2 – Updated Report, Results and Photos

    Van Gilder, McConnelough and Annis on the podium.

    by Keith Hower Mary McConneloug took Laura Van Gilder in a sprint for the line, after the duo jockeyed with Sally Annis for the better part of the race. McConneloug and Van Gilder were able to distance Annis towards the…

  • Nash Smashes Women’s Race at USGP Fort Collins Day 1 – Report, Photos and Results

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    The pro women started with the weather unrelenting. The hole shot prize was claimed by an unknown rider but it was a only a fleeting threat as Katie Compton and Katerina Nash soon made their intentions clear, quickly distancing the…

  • Pro Bike Profile: Bart Wellens’ Winning Ridley X-Night Cyclocross Bike

    Bart Wellens' Ridley X-Night cyclocross bike as ridden during his 2011 U.S. campaign. The integrated seat mast makes for difficult traveling and is why Ridley's U.S. riders ride the X-Fire. © Cyclocross Magazine

    By any measure, Telenet-Fidea’s Bart Wellens’ first U.S. cyclocross campaign has been a success, with three victories in five races, one second place, and one late-race attack in CrossVegas that nearly netted him the victory. Wellens leaves the States with…

  • Wellens, Nash Shine at Sun Prairie USGP Day Two

    The men at the start of day two of the Planet Bike USGP. aron Johnson

    Today at the Planet Bike USGP, Katerina Nash was again victorious, and Bart Wellens demonstrated that he, too, had winning power on this muddy, wet course. This morning, TheRoadDiaries warned of dire weather, saying, “weather getting worse by the minute…

  • USGP Sun Prairie Day 1: Nash Continues Win Streak, Trebon Escapes Wellens – Updated: Full Results, Galleries

    Cool and slick cyclocross conditions greeted Sun Prairie, Wisconsin for the first day of the UCI C1 Planet Bike Cup, the opening weekend of the 2011 Exergy USGP Cyclocross series (see Troy Wells’ course preview video here). While some key…

  • Sun Prairie USGP Planet Bike Cup Cyclocross Course Pre-ride Video by Troy Wells

    uspg sun prarie cyclocross course pre-ride video by troy wells

    Just 15 miles from Madison, Wisconsin is the town of Sun Prairie, the home of this weekend’s Planet Bike Cup opener of the Exergy US Gran Prix of Cyclocross. The course features a mostly-grass, twisty, turny course with a few…

  • 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

  • Clif Bar Presents 2011 US Gran Prix of Cyclocross


    Louisville, KY — Organizers of the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross announced that long-time sponsor CLIF® BAR is returning as a sponsor of the 2011 Series. CLIF® BAR will be present at all USGP events providing nourishment for racers and enthusiasts, including CLIF® BAR energy bars, CLIF SHOT® Energy Gel, CLIF SHOT BLOKS®, and CLIF SHOT® Electrolyte Replacement Drink. Created with a passion for the outdoors, CLIF BAR supports some of the world’s top cyclists, including USGP competitors Troy Wells, Todd Wells, Brady Kappius, Mitch Hoke and Tyler Wren.

  • SRAM’s 2011 Season Roster; USGP Sponsorship; Trebon’s New Team

    SRAM Apex components gets a white option for 2012

    The challenging weather of fall can only mean that the excitement of cyclocross will once again dominate cycling’s headlines. SRAM’s domestic cyclocross roster features the nation’s top teams and individuals including Jeremy Powers, reigning USGP Series Champion, and Todd Wells, reigning US National Cyclocross Champion. SRAM has also added the horsepower of the two-time US champ, Ryan Trebon.

  • Cyclocross Is Getting Big – Real Big – In Wisconsin

    Not only does the USGP come to Sun Prairie in September and nationals to Madison in January, but with 15 events on the schedule, the Wisconsin Cycling Association will be one of the largest series’ in the US.

  • USGP Shifts from Portland to Bend

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    We’d heard rumors of a UCI race coming to Bend, Oregon, and this release confirms it. What we didn’t realize was that it’s the USGP that’s making a move, leaving its long time home in Portland. From USA Cycling: Bend,…

  • Bart Wellens Adds More US Dates to his Fall Cyclocross Schedule

    Bart Wellens is coming to race cyclocross in the U.S. - with StarCrossed and Rad Racing GP. (Roubaix World Cup file photo) © Joe Sales

    We already reported on Belgian cyclocross superstar Bart Wellen’s plans to start his season in the US. Now, it appears that in addition to StarCrossed and the Rad Racing GP, Wellens and teammate Rob Peeters will be adding even more US cyclocross racing to their itineraries.

  • Bart Wellens Commits to Race Rad Racing GP, Star Crossed UPDATED: Official Press Release

    Bart Wellens is coming to race cyclocross in the U.S. - with StarCrossed and Rad Racing GP. (Roubaix World Cup file photo) © Joe Sales

    Bart Wellens, Telenet-Fidea’s cyclocross star, has officially signed to race the Rad Racing GP, promoter Jim Brown told Cyclocross Magazine on Saturday in Seattle. The Belgian cyclocross veteran has also been confirmed to be contesting StarCrossed, the second race of the Cross After Dark series, the night before.

    The two-time Elite Cyclocross World Champion and three-time U23 Cyclocross World Champion will be making his first trip to American soil to race cyclocross this September, and is expected to have teammate Rob Peters in tow as the two follow Frenchman Francis Mourey’s successful season-opening schedule of 2010 by contesting CrossVegas, StarCrossed, Rad Racing GP and the first weekend of the USGP in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.

  • 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.

  • News and Notes from the 2011 USAC Cyclocross Promoters’ Summit – Part II: Masters Worlds, Non-UCI NRC Races and Event Report Cards

    The Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs hosted the USAC Cyclocross Promoter Summit. by sagruffin305 on Flickr

    This past weekend UCI cyclocross promoters gathered in Colorado Springs for the USA Cycling Cyclocross Promoter Summit. Similar to last year’s event, the event touched on many subjects that impact cyclocrossers, both amateur and professional. Cyclocross Magazine is bringing you…

  • Sven Nys Commits to Race 2011-12 Cyclocross Season in U.S.

    Sven Nys at the Roubaix Cyclocross World Cup in 2009. © Joe Sales

    by Benjamin Kirsch Sven Nys, who, with seven Belgian national titles, a World Championship, and almost uncountable Superprestige, World Cup, and GVA Trofee wins, might be the most successful European cyclocross racer of his generation, has announced he will spend…

  • Video Interview: More on Mourey, Reflections on US Racing

    Mourey chats after 2010 SunPrairie USGP

    It’s St Patrick’s day, and somehow we’re focusing on a famous Frenchman – but we’ll keep rolling with it. Amy Dykema shot this in-depth interview for Cyclocross Magazine immediately after Mourey’s final race on US soil, the Sun Prairie USGP…

  • Ryan Trebon Interview: Opening Up, Shutting it Down

    by Kat Statman After hearing that Ryan Trebon would unfortunately be ending his 2010/2011 cyclocross season early due to illness, we gave him a call to chat about his decision, how he’s feeling, his plans for next year and the…

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