Highlights of Cycle-Smart International I

Highlights of the Cycle-Smart International I cyclocross race held in Northampton MA on Saturday November 7 2009. Mary McConneloug soloed to victory in Women’s Elite race and local Jeremy Powers dropped his teammate and the other member of lead group Jamey Driscoll in final meters to take the win in Men’s Elite.

Another level for Mo Bruno-Roy

Current leader of the USA Cycling National cross calendar, NECCS and MAC Series, Maureen “Mo” Bruno-Roy (MM Racing p/b Seven) has upped her level of fitness this year, and the results show it. So far this season, she has won four UCI races and finished top 3 in five others, all the while keeping a…

Cross Standings update: USAC, MAC and NECCS

Maureen Bruno-Roy (MM Racing/Seven) leads the USA Cycling cross standings and the MAC and NECCS Series in the UCI Elite Women’s category. As for the men, Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com teammates Jamey Driscoll & Jeremy Powers are tied on the USAC standings, Dan Timmerman (Richard Sachs-RGM) leads tight NECCS race and Valentiz Scherz leads MAC.

McConneloug and Driscoll take Cycle-Smart International II

On a glorious day in Northampton MA, with blue skies and warm temperatures, both Mary McConneloug (Kenda/Seven/NoTubes) and Jamey Driscoll (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) soloed to victory at the 19th annual Cycle-Smart International, making it back-to-back wins for McConneloug. The oldest UCI cross race in the United States also marked the tenth round of the Verge New England…

Scherz and Gavin Win MAC Wayne Scott XROSS

It was an unusual weekend for cross racing in the Mid-Atlantic region: crisp and cold, but sunny and dry. This made for a very fast course at the Maryland’s Fair Hill Natural Resource Area’s fairground for First State Velo Sport’s annual Wayne Scott Memorial Xross, round seven of the 2009 MAC Series. A rare race…

Powers and McConneloug win in Northampton

Under clear blue skies, Local boy Jeremy Powers of Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com did his family and friends proud, taking the win at 19th annual Cycle-Smart International in Northampton MA, the 9th round of the Verge NECCS.  Powers attacked the other rider in the lead group, his teammate Jamey Driscoll, in the final hundred meters to savor the…

MAC and BikeReg.com MABRAcross points update

Two cross series continue this weekend, the Mid Atlantic Cross with the pivotal Wayne Scott Memorial Xross @ Fair Hill and the Tacchino Ciclocross, the 5th round of the BikeReg.com MABRAcross series. MAC Points tighten up. ‘Cross racers head to Fair Hill Maryland, just outside Newark Delaware, on November 7 for what many believe could…

On Tap: NECCS Cycle-Smart International

Two UCI cross races on tap this weekend in the US, the Cycle-Smart International I & II, held at Look Park in Northampton, MA. The 19th edition of the race comprises rounds nine and ten of the Verge New England Championship Cyclo-Cross Series. With over twenty years of cyclocross experience between them, course designers JD…

Interview: Jesse Anthony on the comeback trail

After stellar seasons coming up through the ranks in the cross world, racking up 7 US National titles as a junior and U23, expectations were high for Jesse Anthony (Jamis Bikes) this season. Some might be disappointed in seeing the results so far but not so for the 24-year old from Beverly, Massachussetts. 2009 was…

Katie Compton aiming for the gold

Current US Cross Champion Katie Compton of Planet Bike makes no bones about it, she’s going for the rainbow jersey this year. Her goal is to win the Cross World Championship to be held in Tabor, Czech Republic at the end of January. “I’m so close to having a World Championship and I really want…

MAC Weekend report: Beacon Cross and Cat and Kitten Cross-HPCX

The Beatles could have provided the soundtrack for MAC’s Beacon Cyclocross today. Seattle’s Nick Weighall (California Giant Strawberries – Specialized) outdueled Mike Broderick to win the UCI Elite Men’s division on the long and winding roads through the woods of Bridgeton New Jersey’s Central Park. Meanwhile, Mary McConneloug might well have been singing “You Say…

Compton and Johnson do it again at Boulder Cup

Deja vu all over again at the Boulder Cup, the eighth race of the NACT. The conditions couldn’t have been different to Saturday’s race but that didn’t seem to matter to either US Cross Champion Katie Compton (Planet Bike) nor to Tim Johnson (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) who both did it again, yep they soloed to another win. And Johnson’s boys in green went 1-2-3 again.

Photos from Surf City Cyclocross Race 2

What to do on Halloween Day? Go to a cross race of course and hang around with friends. Race #2 of the Surf City Cyclocross Series was held in Watsonville CA under sunny skies and very warm temperature. Here are a few photos – no race report from me, it was a day off.

Compton and Johnson top NACT Blue Sky Velo Cup

In both the Elite Men’s and Women’s races, the winner soloed to victory on a muddy course at the NACT Blue Sky Velo Cup race in Colorado.  Planet Bike’s Katie Compton continued her undefeated streak in the US as she gets ready to take on Europe on her quest for the old medal at the…