Many cyclocross fans have been wondering what happened to Cannondale p/b Cyclocross World’s Ryan Trebon after he returned from last season’s injury and started off this season strongly.

We caught up with Trebon in August, and in our interview he expressed optimism and motivation for the upcoming season after injuring his back last season.

At that time, Trebon lamented the frustrating sensations on the bike he had prior to this season:

I got to the point where I forgot what it’s like to feel good. I haven’t felt strong or fast on a bike since, I don’t know, Boulder 2013.

He also explained how he approaches (and enjoys) training a bit differently than most cyclocrossers:

I do a lot more volume than other people. I don’t like VO2 max intervals and high intensity riding.

It seemed like his comeback was well underway earlier this season. Trebon had an impressive ride at the 2015 CrossVegas, where he started at the back and rode to 12th place. Unfortunately, shortly after, Trebon’s season took a tumble for the worse with bad luck in the form of flat tires at Gloucester, and later, more back problems.

A hard day at work: Ryan Trebon, second place, exhausted after battling bumps, heat and Thijs Al in China. © Cyclocross Magazine

Not again: Trebon’s back problems sidelined him again this season, but he’ll be at Nationals in Asheville, doing his best. © Cyclocross Magazine

Fans and fellow racers haven’t seen Trebon at UCI events recently, and couldn’t help but wonder what happened. Trebon recently shared an update on Facebook to answer all the questions:

If you’re not in Asheville on Sunday to wish Trebon luck in the race for the stars and stripes, you can watch him battle in the Elite Men’s race live right here on