When the UCI Cyclocross Commission met during the 2016 Cyclocross World Championships in Zolder, Belgium, there was talk of equal payouts for women’s races at the sport’s highest level. It wasn’t a done deal, as we heard from Helen Wyman who spoke with Christine Vardaros, but hopes were high that a resolution would be found to equal the purses all pro racers are gunning for, a movement that was championed by Sven Nys on Belgian television at the time.
This past weekend, the UCI’s full Management Committee met in Lausanne, Switzerland, and addressed a number of topics across cycling disciplines including payouts for women’s cyclocross racing.
While the overall race payouts were not adjusted for parity by the committee, it was announced that racers completing the fastest lap at the coming season’s World Cup races will receive equal prize money for that single award, men and women both.
Ryan Trebon, who last season was riding for Cannondale Cyclocrossworld, took to Twitter recently in search of some work racing bikes.
I don’t want to seem desperate or anything. But man, I could really use a job racing my bikes right about now.
— Ryan Trebon (@ryantrebon) June 3, 2016
The former Cyclocross National Champion had a tough season last year due to injury. Things looked to be on the up towards the end of last season and at Nationals, where he rode in at the front of the field chasing the leaders early on. While he finished seventh at the Biltmore, it didn’t come around and Trebon now finds himself looking for work racing bikes.
Always a fan favorite, we wish Trebon the best.
Ted King won this weekend’s Dirty Kanza 200 gravel race. And afterwards he recovered properly, just like you might expect for a retired professional athlete.
Rebecca Rusch, who finished the Dirty Kanza 100 in second place, caught King snacking on canned cheese sprayed into Bugles corn chips. Aparently he learned the technique from four time Dirty Kanza winner Dan Hughes.
— Rebecca Rusch (@rebeccarusch) June 5, 2016