Archive for January, 2011

Photo Gallery Friday Worlds Pre-Ride

Posted on 28. Jan, 2011 by .

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After a sloppy, muddy, heavy course on Thursday, overnight ice and temperatures hovering around the freezing point brought deep icy ruts and and a fast course for Friday’s pre-ride. Some ruts were considered too dangerous by the organizer and the mud was shaved off.

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Johnson Wants Better

Posted on 28. Jan, 2011 by .

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“As Americans we get a lot of shit, complaining about the rankings. What did I get today, 15th, 16th?I’m ranked 15th in the world, perfect. I want better, I really want better.” Tim Johnson said after he crossed the finish line in 16th place at the Hoogerheide World Cup. Earlier this cross season, the Americans […]

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Kaiser Talks Worlds

Posted on 28. Jan, 2011 by .

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Team USA’s Cody Kaiser (CalGiant) talks about the 2011 Cyclocross World Championships course in St Wendel, Germany and more on Friday morning, one day before his U23 race.  In his first year as a U23 racer, Kaiser pre-rode the course on Thursday afternoon and is going into the Worlds with no pressure.

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No Stress For Albert

Posted on 27. Jan, 2011 by .

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Belgian Niels Albert (BKCP-Powerplus) was very clear after winning the GVA Azencross in December, “I want the jersey more than the World Championship.” He was speaking about the driekleur jersey, the black, yellow and red jersey of the Belgian National Champion. And he did, the 24-year old won his first Belgian Cyclocross Championship in January. […]

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Photo Gallery Thursday Worlds Pre-Ride

Posted on 27. Jan, 2011 by .

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Photo Gallery of the Thursday Cyclocross World Championships course in St Wendel.

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Kupfernagel – It Will Be A Big Party

Posted on 26. Jan, 2011 by .

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With four rainbow jerseys in her closet, German Hanka Kupfernagel (Itera-Stevens) knows what it takes to win the Cyclocross World Championships (actually make that five as Kupfernagel also won the Road World Championships Time Trial in 2007). And she hopes to repeat this Sunday at St Wendel in Germany. But Kupfernagel also knows that she’ll […]

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Miller Looking To Crack Top 10 At Worlds

Posted on 26. Jan, 2011 by .

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American Meredith Miller (CalGiant) was all smiles at the end of the Hoogerheide World Cup where she finished 12th. “Much better today, much better for my head.” she smiled right after crossing the finish line on Sunday. Her last trip to race cross in Europe was, well, a disaster. A disappointing result at the Kalmthout […]

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It All Comes Down To Worlds for Page

Posted on 26. Jan, 2011 by .

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Another weekend of ups and downs for American cross racer Jonathan Page (Planet Bike). On Saturday, Page raced at the front and finished 5th Kasteelcross Zonnebeke but then bad luck, once again, at the Hoogerheide World Cup. Page was in the main chase group behind Zdenek Stybar (Telenet-Fidea) who was off the front when he […]

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Albert Claims Hoogerheide And World Cup Title

Posted on 24. Jan, 2011 by .

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Belgian Champion Niels Albert (BKCP Powerplus) is on a tear at the World Championships approach, he took the win in the final race and the overall World Cup Series. The Hoogerheide course has been good to Albert. “I was world champion here in 2009, last year I won my last race here in the World […]

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Compton Dominates Hoogerheide World Cup

Posted on 24. Jan, 2011 by .

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In both the Women and Elite Men’s World Cup races at Hoogerheide in the Netherlands, the winner chase down the break and soloed to the win. American Katie Compton (Planet Bike) continued her undefeated streak in the World Cup races, making it five for five.

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