Full Coverage: 2012 USA Cyclocross National Championships – Madison, Wisconsin
Tune in regularly right here to Cyclocross Magazine‘s 2012 Nationals Homepage for the most comprehensive source of Nationals 2012 info. We will be updating this page hourly for race reports, results, photos and videos!
For a FULL LISTING of all of the events going on during Nationals, at the race course and otherwise, be sure to check out CXM’s comprehensive 2012 USA Cyclocross National Championships Event Schedule and Local Guide for Madison, Wisconsin. We’ll be adding plenty more to it, including lots of background info about the Nats host city!
Wednesday, January 4th 2012
Thursday, January 5th 2012
Friday, January 6th 2012
Saturday, January 7th 2012
Sunday, January 8th 2012
News, Updates, Photos and Videos:
- Brian Nelson’s Day 5 Gallery
- Pro Interview: Nicole Duke Talks About Her Breakout Season
- Elite Races Preview with Video Interviews with Miller, Stetson-Lee, Chris Jones
- ’Cross Intel: Katie Compton’s Nationals Pre-Race Interview with Webber
- ’Cross Intel: Pete Webber Interviews Nationals Hopeful Jonathan Page
- Brian Nelson’s Day 4 Gallery
- 2012 Cyclocross Nationals: Saturday Preview
- Brian Nelson’s Day 3 Photo Gallery
- Cross Intel: Pete Webber Recons the “KoppenBadger Cross”
- Brian Nelson’s Nationals Day 2 Photo Gallery
- Never Complacent – An Interview with 7-Time National Champion Katie Compton
- From Belgium: Amy Dombroski to Miss US Nationals
- ’Cross Intel: Pete Webber Interviews Brandon Dwight, Boulder Cycle Sport Owner and Cyclocross Racer
- Brian Nelson’s Nationals Day One Photo Gallery
- 2012 Cyclocross Nationals: Friday Preview
- Katie Compton Pre-Nats interview
- Ryan Trebon looks ahead to the Elite race
- 2012 Cyclocross Nationals: Thursday Preview
- Brian Nelson’s USA Cycling Cyclocross Nationals Day One Photo Gallery
- ’Cross Intel: Pete Webber Reports on Nationals Uncertainty
- 2012 Cyclocross Championships: Wednesday Singlespeed Preview
- Jeremy Powers has been having an amazing season, and we caught up with him over coffee to find out about his plans, including Nationals. He’s never had good luck with the race, but will this be his year?
- In fact, Powers’ main competition, Ryan Trebon, also chatted with us a bit while recovering from an injury that kept him from racing the last USGP, but might mean he’s fresher for Nationals.
- But who can forget Tim Johnson? He didn’t have a great start to the season, but he’s been coming into later season races stronger and stronger. And will his disc brake bike make another appearance? We’ll be watching.
- Working Man Pro Tristan Schouten is no stranger to the terrain or the cold. In fact, because of the location, Madison is one of his major goals. Race promoter Tom Schuler believes in him, so we’ll be keeping an eye on Schouten during the race.
- She might still be in college, but 19-year-old Kaitlin Antonneau has been making a splash all season on the USGP and Euro courses. How will she hold up at Nats?
- Stay tuned for more rider profiles in the coming days!
- The best resource to stay abreast of the course conditions is our frequently updated “Preview of the Nationals Course, from Snow-Covered Kickers to Icy Sand Pits.” There are photos that show the course evolving day to day as well as videos and written course descriptions. Stay up to date!
- Speaking of the course, want a sneak peek? We snagged some helmet cam footage of Badger Cross, a race in early December that tested out the Nationals course. There wasn’t snow, and temperatures were only in the low teens, but it offers a pretty good idea of what we’re all in for. As Promoter Tom Schuler said, “We will be having a “test” event, Badger CX, on December 10th and 11th at the venue. This is the final race weekend in the race series and should be a great preview of the course. We expect by that weekend that the ground might be frozen and people can expect to have similar conditions come Nationals time.”
- Can’t watch a helmet cam video without getting dizzy? If you’re one of the people who’d rather read about the course in a step-by-step guide complete with “what if the weather does …” scenarios (like some of us at Cyclocross Magazine prefer to do!), check out Ted Burns’ treatise on the course, complete with some staggering photos.
- Tom Schuler also talked to us about the race in general, and had some pretty interesting information and tips for racers. For example, “My hunch … is that there are two things that will be determining factors. One is the weather: the ground and snow conditions, and the other is the hill. If it’s icy or snowy, the hill will be difficult. It won’t be muddy, it will be solid ground. I think we do three passes of the hill per lap, not all the way to the top but a good way up. The hill is much more significant than anything that was seen in Bend.”
- Bringing the family? Check out Bicycles and Icicles, which features some great non-race events over the course of the week.
- Cyclocross Night in Madison! Start making party plans for Friday, January 6th, now.
- Registration opened on November 4th, and it closes in just a few days on December 28th. So if you haven’t reg’ed yet, get on it! As was previously announced, call-ups at the 2012 Cyclocross National Championships will be determined by a rider’s USA Cycling ranking. In order to maintain call-up positions using their USA Cycling ranking, riders MUST pre-register online. Participants who register in Madison will be called up in random order behind all of the seeded rows. However, the non-UCI classes will still observe the 2010 winner of that particular age group, the 2010 national champion from a younger age group moving up to the next age group, and the top-seven finishers from 2010, even if they register on-site.
- How did Madison end up hosting Nationals, anyway? Find out in by reading the news when it was first released.
- For some of our 2010 coverage, check out our Nationals 2010 Homepage for a full listing of articles, or read about Todd Wells’ victory and Katie Compton’s win.