cover issue 23

In this Issue:

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Remembering Amy: Issue 23 is dedicated to the memory of Amy Dombroski, and we took time to remember some of our favorite moments with Amy and wisdom that she’s shared over the years.

New Kids on the Block: We look at some of the new superstars in North America this season, from Elle Anderson to Raphael Gagne

Lars Van der Haar: The U23-turned-early-Elite superstar is leading the World Cup series this year and took bronze in Elite Worlds last January. What will he do next?

Jonathan Page: It’s JP like you’ve never seen him before, talking about his humble beginnings, the growth of ’cross, and why he stays in Belgium.

Racing ’Cross in China: A look back in words and photos at the first UCI ’cross race to be held in China, from the view of CXM’s staff and the U.S. racers who showed up

Cowboy ’Cross: With Nationals heading to Austin next year, we took a look at the state of cyclocross in Texas

Interview: UCI’s newest addition, the Head of the Cyclocross Commission, Mike Plant

Reviews: Bikes: Ritchey, Norco, Foundry, Co-Motion, Specialized, Raleigh, Soma

Kid-Friendly: We look at what goes in to making a mini-bike for your toddler all the way up through your intrepid Junior racer

Understanding Geometry: In Part 1 of our series on frame geometry, Geoffrey Grosenbach looks at what makes a frame cyclocross-specific

Laundry Wars: A CXM Labs story on how to pretreat your muddy kit, and a comparison of some new sports detergents versus old staples

Small Reviews: gloves, helmets, pumps and more!

Coaching Corner: When should you be stretching? A look at how to prevent common ’cross injuries

Rider Diary: Christine Vardaros remembers Amy D.

Rider Diary: Lindine reminds us to not take anything for granted.

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