McDonald Skating the Flats To The Front

“I’m definitely super-stoked with how I was riding, it’s been awhile since I was up there, it’s been a couple of years. I’ve never been actually in the group too I’ve always been dangling in the back.” a muddy Zach McDonald (Rapha-Focus) said after the U23 GVA Azencross race. A strong ending for McDonald to…

Nys – “Shit happens.”

Shit happens alright and it seems to be happening a lot for 7-time and reigning Belgian Champion Sven Nys (Landbouwkrediet). It happened at the GVA Azencross in Loenhout.  On the final lap just as he was getting ready for his sprint against Niels Albert (BKCP-Powerplus), the Cannibal (as he is called in the Belgian press)…

Albert Wins Over Unlucky Nys At Azencross

A case of deja-vu all over again in the men’s race at the GVA Azencross. The huge crowd was massed all over the course, sometimes five deep in not more, to watch the battle. With the Belgian Championships coming up the crowd was watching for a duel between Niels Albert (BKCP-Powerplus) and Sven Nys (Landbouwkrediet).…

First Cross Win For Vos At Azencross

A three-way battle of champions. World Champion Marianne Vos (Nederland Bloeit) took her first cross win of the season at the GVA Azencross in Loenhout on Wednesday. Though she looked to be struggling during the race to stay in the lead group, she hung on and then used her powerful kick, no doubt helped by…

Photo Gallery U23 GVA Azencross

Wietse Bosmans (BKCP-Powerplus) took another win at the GVA Azencross in Loenhout. He went to the front immediately to set the pace and a lead group of about 10 riders was created under pressure. A few laps later, Bosmans was able to escape to solo to victory. Vincent Baestaens (Telenet-Fidea) took second and Tijmen Eising…

Photo Gallery Juniors GVA Azencross

Danny van Poppel soloed away to take the win in the Junior race at the GVA Azencross in Loenhout. Vostech Pipl who had battled with van Poppel for a few laps took second and Quintin Jaureguiq was third. Yannick Eckmann who was i the lead group or chase group for most of the race finished 8th. Drew Dillman was the best American in 18th. Photo Gallery.

Boom Detonates At Zolder

Welcome back to cross Lars Boom (Rabobank) and please stick around. How’s that for results, his first World Cup of the season and a win. Boom went quickly to the front in the 70-minute race as the sun, well light, was fading and the conditions on course were even worse. What line? we don’t need…

Invincible Compton Dominates Zolder

Touch conditions, crashes, nothing stopped American Katie Compton (Planet Bike) from dominating the Zolder World Cup. Her fourth World Cup win this season hoisted her to the top of the standings. After a quick start, the seven-time and reigning US National Champion was at the front, her usual spot, and putting time into her competitors.…

Summerhill Top 15 At Zolder

Right after the juniors, it was the U23 men’s turn to take on the Zolder World Cup in what US U23 National Champion Danny Summehill called epic conditions. “That was epic.” Summerhill said right after the race. Summerhill was the top American finishing in 13th. “Like I keep saying time and time again, this weather…

Dillman Is Best Junior American At Zolder

Lars Förster of Switzerland quickly escaped the field to win the Junior Men Zolder World Cup in snowy, messy and difficult conditions. It was just snow on the ground for the juniors but snow was also falling for the first race of the day. Vojtech Nipl of the Czech Republic and Stan Godrie of the…

On Tap: Zolder World Cup

Here we go, the full-on Christmas cross season starts tomorrow, December 26 with the Heusden-Zolder World Cup, the 6th race in the UCI Patrick Cyclo-cross World Cup series. It is followed the next day by the Superprestige Diegem, an evening race and after one day of rest the GVA Trofee – Azencross in Loenhout. And…

Nature Valley Bicycle Festival Announces Donation

Organizers of the Nature Valley Bicycle Festival, which includes the Nature Valley Grand Prix professional bicycle race, have announced a record-setting donation of $38,000 to the Pediatric Hospice and Pain & Palliative Care Program at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, their benefiting charity since 2003. To date, the Nature Valley Bicycle Festival has raised…

Robbie McEwen and Robbie Hunter to Team RadioShack

Sprinters Robbie McEwen and Robbie Hunter are joining Team RadioShack in 2011. Both riders were part of the Pegasus Sports project which failed to get a ProTour or Professional Continental license for the upcoming season and opted to change teams. The negotiations between the Team and riders were settled promptly with both riders keen on…