O’Keefe Aiming For Worlds

“Going into this weekend, I really had no idea of what any of the competition was going to be, it was unknown. A lot of the people I raced with last year are now under-23s, I just had no idea.” Sam O’Keefe (C3-Athletes Serving Athletes) told podiuminsight on Sunday after sweeping the Planet Bike Cup…

Wellens – Respect For The US Guys

Two-time World Champion and two-time Belgian National Champion Bart Wellens and his Telenet-Fidea teammate Rob Peeters came to the United States to open their cross season. The goal was multi-fold, to gain early season fitness, capture UCI points and to check out the racing before the 2013 World Championships to be held in Louisville, KY.…

Wellens Dominant In USGP Mudfest

The Belgians were praying for rain and boy did it get it for Sunday’s race in Sun Prairie, WI. The day started off with rain and more rain turning the Sun Planet Bike Cup course in a mudfest and then the sky opened again just as the men’s 60-minute race started. And Belgian Bart Wellens…

Nash Sweeps Planet Bike Cup

The rain poured down for hours on Sun Prairie making the Planet Bike Cup course a greasy, slippery mudfest especially the off-camber sections and the uphills where traction was a problem. But the conditions didn’t stop Katerina Nash (Luna) from sweeping the weekend races as she once again soloed to the win at the second…

US Cross Season Heats Up

It’s gonna get hot this weekend in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin at the first weekend of the Exergy US Gran Prix of Cyclocross, the Planet Bike Cup. Though most have been racing for the past two weeks, accumulating UCI points, the first major throwdown is about to happen. Let’s take a closer look at the contenders.…