UnitedHealthcare Name Algeri and Greene As Directors

In continuing its preparation toward its first season as a Pro Continental squad, the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team officially announced today that it has named Eric Greene as its U.S. Team Director and Vittorio Algeri as its European Team Director. Both individuals will report to Mike Tamayo, the Team’s General Manager and Directeur Sportif. When…

Miller Talks Belgium And Worlds

Video. On a beautiful sunny day in California, Meredith Miller (CalGiant) chats about her cross racing in Belgium where she faced some difficulties and her preparation for the Cyclocross World Championships to be held in Sankt Wendel, Germany at the end of the month. Along with her teammate Cody Kaiser, Miller will be returning to Europe to contest the final World Cup in Hoogerheide and then Worlds.

Third Impressions

Final thoughts on my trip to the heart of cross racing, Flanders.  I’ve already talked about the size of the crowds but one thing to say is that the events are quite family-friendly. Yes, there is alcohol served, and yes the majority of the crowd is male but there are quite a lot of couples…

USA Names Elite Women, U23 & Junior For Cross Worlds

USA Cycling announced the first round of nominations to the United States National Team for the 2011 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, slated for January 29-30 in St. Wendel, Germany. Thirteen athletes have been named to the elite women’s, U23 men’s, and junior men’s squads based on their performances over the last cyclo-cross season.  Nominations to…

BISSELL Pro Cycling Signs Jay Thomson

The BISSELL Pro Cycling Team announced today that it has made a late addition to its roster — South African Jay Thomson. Thomson is a well rounded rider with strengths in time trials, stage races and sprints, and the BISSELL Team will benefit from his wealth of talent. Thompson was originally signed to another team…

Dillman Surprised Himself In Belgium

“I’m surprised. I’m just so excited, I couldn’t be happier, if go to Worlds or if I don’t go to Worlds I’m still happy.” said a muddy but happy Drew Dillman (Red Zone Cycling) after the Grote Prijs Sven Nys on January 1st. In one of the toughest races in extremely difficult conditions that included…

Kupfernagel, Albert Solo At Tervuren

The last race of the Christmas Cross season in Belgium came down to solo victories in both the men and women’s races. With blue skies making their appearance for a short time, with still thick mud on the ground German Champion Hanka Kupfernagel and Niels Albert (BKCP-Powerplus) claimed the victory at the Fidea Cyclocross in…

Nys Outduels Stybar For The Win In Baal

Wow, what a race or more precisely what a duel at the Grote Prijs Sven Nys in Baal. It might even be called epic. The tough course was a combination of deep mud and very cold water making the descents even more treacherous and the climbs even more leg sapping. See Photo Gallery The race…

Second Impressions

A few more Belgian cross races under my belt, from snowy and cold World Cup in Zolder, to evening cross at Superprestige Diegem and finally muddy madhouse at GVA Azencross in Loenhout. I’ve now seen races from the top 3 series, the big daddy the World Cup, the Superprestige and the Gazet van Antwerpen, and…