Fourth Impressions

After the first 20-day trip to Belgium to cover cross races, I really couldn’t pass up going to the Cyclocross World Championships now could I? So after a short rest at home in California,  I embarked on another – shorter – trip to Europe, starting with the final World Cup in Hoogerheide, Netherlands and culminating…

Stybar Wants To Feel The Pain On The Road Again

Feeling that he had no choice after being side-lined with a knee injury during the season, Zdenek Stybar focused his whole season on the Cyclocross World Championships in 2011. It worked. The Czech rider won his second consecutive rainbow jersey in St Wendel, Germany. “I play everything on one card.” the 25-year old explained after…

SpiderTech ready for Pro Continental Season

Team SpiderTech today unveiled Canada’s first ever professional cycling team to achieve UCI Professional Continental status, one level before the Tour de France. Never before has a Canadian team been in pursuit of the Tour de France, considered the highest level in pro cycling in the world. According to Team SpiderTech founder Steve Bauer, Olympic…

Get A Minor In Bicycling At Lees-McRae

Ten-time national champions! That’s the latest triumph the Lees-McRae College Bobcat Cycling Team can boast after a win at USA Cycling Cyclo-cross Nationals in December. But not for long… Next up for the national championship college is the January launch of a one-of-a-kind academic program in Bicycling Studies. This spring, Lees-McRae College is “bridging the…

Nys Satisfied With Second At St Wendel

“Stybar was too strong.”  The always pro king of cross Sven Nys summed it up perfectly after the Cyclocross World Championships where he finished second to defending champion Zdenek Stybar. The duel came to take place Stybar vs Nys, Czech vs Belgian, 25-year old vs 34-year old. The two marked each other from the first…

Exceptional Day At Worlds For Page

“I had an exceptional day, I really did.” American Jonathan Page said at the end of the Cyclocross World Championships. On great form, Page made the selection into the lead group when bad luck, yes more bad luck for the 34-year old, in the form of a flat. A bike change, and the chase was…

Fast Freddie Rodriguez Joins Team Specialized Racing

Team Specialized Racing has announced its newest member, “Fast” Freddie Rodriguez, one of the United States’ most accomplished professional cyclists. Freddie will join the organization as a board member, mentor and racer, competing in select professional category races alongside his junior teammates to help achieve the goal of becoming the number one junior team in…

Focus Was To Learn For the Canadian Juniors

The goal for the Canadian juniors at the Cyclocross World Championships was simply to to learn as this was the first time at the big race for each of the three riders. “The main focus is for them to learn, what it’s like for them to race in Europe and then take all that experience…