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U.S. Cyclocross star Stephen Hyde is making some big changes for the upcoming cyclocross season.

The three-time Cyclocross National Champ revealed on Instagram he’s “adding coaching to my quiver.”

Hope to #ridelikehyde? You might want to get in line to be one of his early clients. Hyde explained it’s something he’s “been working on for a long time.”

Will we see Hyde in this jersey again? The three-year reign has ended. Elite Men. 2019 Cyclocross National Championships, Lakewood, WA. © A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine

Will we see Hyde in this jersey again? The three-year reign ended in Lakewood. Elite Men. 2019 Cyclocross National Championships, Lakewood, WA. © A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine

The second announcement might be a bigger surprise, as he’s leaving the Cannondale p/b CyclocrossWorld powerhouse team. “After five seasons on @cdalecxworld I was not offered a contract for the 20/21 season,” Hyde explained in a post filled with gratitude for the opportunity with the team.

Stephen Hyde finished 14th at GP Sven Nys. 2020 GP Sven Nys, Baal. © B. Hazen / Cyclocross Magazine

Stephen Hyde in his final season for Cannondale p/b CyclocrossWorld, racing to 14th at GP Sven Nys. 2020 GP Sven Nys, Baal. © B. Hazen / Cyclocross Magazine

Hyde won two Pan American titles and three USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships while flying the Cannondale p/b CyclocrossWorld colors for five seasons.

Think the uncertain times and sponsorship will force the star into early retirement? Hyde put such fears to rest. “I’m not retiring,” he assures fans.

You can see the full post below. Stay tuned for more on this development.

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I think my vagueness has led to some miscommunication. Allow me to catch you up. 1. I’m adding coaching to my quiver. It’s very exciting and something I have actually been working on for a long time. 2. After five seasons on @cdalecxworld I was not offered a contract for the 20/21 season. Times are hard in bike racing. I love every minute of being on that program and can’t thank them enough for what they’ve done for me. I leave the program with a full ❤️. 3. I am not retiring. These changes couldn’t possibly have come at a worse time. But have I ever backed down? I’m taking this time to reflect on what I want my relationship with racing to look like. Taking into account all the variables given. It’s a tough landscape to navigate and I need to be honest with these realities. . THANK YOU. To everyone reaching out with support or encouragement. It’s absolutely blown my mind seeing the overwhelming positivity in these tough and uncertain times. When my mind is uneasy I rest in my heart. When I can’t do it alone, I lean on those around me. Thank you all for being in my corner. #ridelikehyde #dontcallitacomeback

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Featured photo: 2019 Jingle Cross, A. Yee