Welcome back Jonathan

After racing in Europe, Jonathan Page is back in the United States on the hunt for another Stars and Stripes. The 33-year old has won three times before, in 2002, 2003 and 2004, and wants to win it again. Page is a rare breed of American racers as cross is his day job, the way…

Interview: Tim Johnson – riding the wave

What a season for Tim Johnson of the dominant Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com team. After an early season shoulder injury, he’s racked up 10 UCI wins this season, won the overall at NACT and is going into US Cross National Championships as one of the favorites. The next big race is of course the USA Cyclocross National Championship…

I wonder if this will impact Adam Craig’s speed

Last night, Rebound experts Tim Evens, PT and Bart Bowen compared and contrasted the physiology and biomechanics of national champions Ryan Trebon and Adam Craig and how that impacts their performance. The event was free with a raffle to benefit Neighbor Impact. Good sport Craig agreed to shave his head if the amount raised was…

McConneloug, Timmerman Sweep NBX, win NECCS

The final weekend of the Verge New England Championship Cyclo-Cross Series was held in Warwick, Rhode Island with the NBX Grand Prix of Cross. Mary McConneloug (Kenda/Seven/NoTubes) and Dan Timmerman (Richard Sachs/RGM/Radix) swept the weekend to win the overall in the series. Saturday brought a steady rain which on top of an already soft, rooty…

Wells, Nash win Portland Cup

Showing that last weekend’s hat trick at Jingle Cross was definitely not a fluke, Specialized’s Todd Wells outsprinted Jeremy Powers (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) to take the win at day 1 of STANLEY Portland Cup. Luna’s Katerina Nash took her fifth solo USGP win but Amy Dombroski (Schlamm-Clement-Primus Mootry) came a close second. Canadian Cross Champion Alison Sydor (Rocky Mountain-Maxxis) won the 2-up sprint for third.

On Tap: USGP Stanley Portland Cup

East coast vs West Coast at the finale of the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross is on this weekend with the STANLEY Portland Cup held at the Portland International Raceway.  Weather predictions call for a dry and cold day on Saturday which should make it fast, fast, fast – and we’ll be there, follow along…

Meet the Eckmanns

Teammates on the Clif Bar Development team, brothers Yannick and Robin Eckmann turned heads in Colorado when they went 1-2 in the two NACT Junior races at the beginning of November. On the muddy Blue Sky Velo course on Saturday, Yannick caught and passed the entire Cat 3 field which had started two minutes earlier…

Hump Day News

A quickie news hit for Wednesday: Rock Racing denied UCI Pro Continental Status. Keir Plaice joining Dutch team. MAC finale Capital Cross Classic providing equal payous for Elite Women. And some silliness with JibJab

Bruno-Roy and Powers top USAC

With only two events left on the calendar, Maureen Bruno-Roy (MM Racing/Seven) and Jeremy Powers (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) lead the USA Cycling cross NRC. UCI Rankings update: Katie Compton (Planet Bike) still in the lead.