9 Espoirs For 2011 California Giant/Specialized Team

Following on its rejuvenation and success in 2010, the amateur squad out of California, CalGiant will be fielding 9 under-23 riders, or espoirs, in 2011. Press release: California Giant Berry Farms, one of the nation’s largest grower-shippers of fresh berries, has sponsored a cycling team for ten years and is proud of the significant growth…

Having Fun At EuroCrossCamp

With a planned race canceled the day prior, EuroCrossCamp director Geoff Proctor decided to hold a training race on Wednesday for his riders and a visiting Ryan Trebon. At stake were a day off from chores at the house, a signed Sven Nys poster and more importantly bragging rights. “They need some sort of effort…

First impressions

Made it to the center of cross racing: Belgium. A few of you have asked for my first impressions of the races here, so here goes. Please remember that these are colored by my North American viewpoint. One of my first thoughts at the first race was ‘man this is quiet’. It’s one thing to…

Photo Gallery Scheldecross

Photos from my first cyclocross race in Belgium, the Scheldecross race in Antwerp which is part of the Fidea Cyclocross Classics Series. Still jetlagged and with no luggage (ie no winter clothes), I did not get media credentials for this race and decided to just roam around and see the race like a ‘normal’ spectator.…

Tetrick Starnes To Peanut Butter & Co.TWENTY12

Alison Tetrick Starnes recognized All-American Scholar-Athlete graduate of Abilene Christian University is set to ride for Peanut Butter & Co.TWENTY12 in 2011. Tetrick Starnes, excelled as a NCAA tennis player at Abilene Christian University, where she also earned a B.S. in Biochemistry. She then competed as an elite amateur triathlete post-graduation before she began competitive…

Tuft To Team SpiderTech powered by C10

Cycle Sport Management is proud to announce that Team SpiderTech powered by C10, Canada’s first Professional Continental cycling team has successfully negotiated a deal with Svein Tuft. Former member of the Pro Tour team Garmin and time-trial specialist, Tuft won a silver medal at the 2008 Road World Championships in Varese, Italy and a stage…

Candelario Getting Dirty For A Good Cause

There was a new name showing up in the top 10 of the Elite Men US Cross Championships this past weekend. Well not really a new name but a name that hadn’t been showing up in a long time in results. After ten years of not racing cross, Alex Candelario came back out to get…

J. Stew Inc. to manage USA Cycling’s Women’s Development Program

USA Cycling announced today that J. Stew, Inc. is the new manager of its Women’s National Development Program. Directed by former professional racer Jackson Stewart, the company will manage USA Cycling’s Women’s Development Program from the USA Cycling house in Lucca, Italy. The goals of the program are to drive growth and education, and develop…

Wait There’s More Cross To Come

It was an amazing four days of racing at  the US Cyclocross National Championships where cross lovers came together in something adverse conditions to race and celebrate their sport. So many stories to remember. Watching the 10-12 junior women race in very cold conditions at 8am, lifting bikes that were certainly bigger and maybe heavier…

Perfection For Wells, Heartbreak For Powers

What a finale in Bend for the US Cyclocross National Championships. Perfection and heartbreak in the same race. Perfection for Todd Wells (Specialized) who claimed his third Stars-and-Stripes jersey. He previously won in 2001 and 2005. And for 2010, Wells adds cyclocross to his national titles in cross country and short track mountain biking. “It’s…

Queen Katie Wins Her Seventh National Cross Title

Favorite going into the race, reigning US National Cyclocross champion Katie Compton (Planet Bike) added a seventh title to her unbeaten streak. “It’s National Championships, I love winning, I’m glad I got a seventh. Every year is special, every year is hard, it’s a good day. I’m happy.” a smiling Compton said seconds after the…

James, Flynn, McDonald and Fisher Claim Collegiate Titles

Before the final showdown in the Elite field, the Collegiate races were held on the last day of the US National Cyclocross Championships on Sunday. The temperatures had warmed up and the some of the water on the infield has been drained but it was still a sloppy mess for the riders. Collegiate Women. The…

Summerhill Outpowers McDonald For U23 Title

The U23 men led off the afternoon with what became a two-man duel lasting into the final lap. Defending champion Danny Summerhill (Garmin Transitions-Team Holowesko Partners) and Zach McDonald (Rapha Focus) took turns trying to ride away from each other after opening up a large gap on the rest of the field.

Bahnson Wins His 17/18 Junior Title

Some nasty weather conditions for the Men Junior 17/18 showdown on Saturday morning with cold rain and colder mud on the course. Perfect conditions for Jeffrey Bahnson (Van Dessel), the mudder and favorite into the race. And he delivered, taking off solo with two laps to go to win his third National title, adding his…