USAC Cross Standings

A quick look at the five races that were held last week and the current standings in the USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Racing Calendar. Dan Timmerman (Richard Sachs-RMG Watches-Radix) swept this year’s Green Mountain Cyclocross Weekend and took the lead in the 2009 Verge New England Championship Cyclo-cross Series (NECCS). Timmerman took advantage of his…

On Tap: USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships

The 2009 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships are taking place right now at the Home Depot Center Velodrome in Carson, Calif. on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills and will conclude on October 4th. More than 300 elite cyclists from across the United States, including rising stars, as well as 2012 Olympic…

Worlds Recap

A quick recap of how the North American cyclists fared at the 76th World Championships UCI Road World Championships which were held in Mendrisio, Switzerland, from Wednesday 23 September  in Mendrisio, Switzerland. The competition started with the 33.2 km Men U23 Time Trial won by Jack Bobridge of Australia earned the U23 men’s world title…

On Tap: USGP #1 – Planet Bike Cup cross

New to the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross in 2009, the Planet Bike Cup kicks off the Series today and tomorrow at one of the most popular venues of the Wisconsin Cycling Association Series: Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. Cyclocross races have been held at Angell Park Speedway since 2003 and this year’s…

Van Gilder is back for more

After 18 seasons of racing and winning on the road, American Laura Van Gilder took up cross racing in 2008, where she managed to have quite a rookie season with a 4th place ride at Nationals and a top 20 finish at the world championships. She’s back at it again in 2009, starting off her…

On tap: World Championships

The 76th World Championships UCI Road World Championships are set to start Wednesday 23 September in Mendrisio, Switzerland. Over the next 5 days (4 days of racing), U23 and Elite men and women will compete in the time trial and the road race for the right to wear the rainbow stripes for the next year. Cheat sheet, online schedule and USA & Canada rosters.

Weekend cross recap

Break is over. Cross season started this weekend, with the first four UCI races on the 2009/2010 USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Calendar: Star-Crossed and Rad Racing in Washingston State and Nittany Lion and Charm City in the Mid-Atlantic.

Mike Creed unplugged

A few weeks ago, I chatted with Mike Creed of  Team Type 1 to catch up on all the changes in his life since our last conversation back in the fall of 08. So much had happened since then from his mis-adventures with Rock Racing to his move to his current team at the start…

Chicchi Claims Aggressive Stage

Non-stop attacking and  amazingly fast racing highlighted stage 6 of the Tour of Missouri, where the riders averaged speeds of  48 km/h (29 mi/hr)  on the 177 km (110 mi) roller coaster stage from Chillicothe to St Joseph. We had some hard, fast and aggressive racing out there.  Attacks flew until the end but in…