Trebon – “Better than the Ryan of old”

Ryan Trebon (LTS/Felt) came into the fourth and final race of the UCI series Cross After Dark with a chance at taking the overall with series leader Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) racing in Europe. But he wasn’t the only one, Ben Berden (Ops Ale-Stoemper) also had his eye on the overall win. With Berden leading Trebon…

A Closer Look At UCI Standings

Yesterday, the UCI issued the first Cyclocross Rankings of the 2011/12 season causing a surprise to many. The updated rules, which included how the rankings would be calculated, were issued this past summer and were missed by many – including yours truly. The UCI ranking (or classification) is of prime importance because it is used…

Jones – “I get better every day”

The two days of racing at Spooky Cross couldn’t have gone any differently for Chris Jones (Rapha-Focus), though it is hard to tell by just looking at the results with two top five to his credit. On Saturday’s night race, the finale of the Cross After Dark series, Jones had a good position in the…

Trebon Sweeps SpookyCross

Once again, the fight for the top step quickly came down to two men at day two of the Spooky Cross weekend in Irvine, California. Except that this time it was Ryan Trebon (LTS/Felt) and US Cross National Champion Todd Wells (Specialized) who were duking it out for the victory. Wells took the holeshot but…

Mani Dominates SpookyCross

It was a one woman show at the Spooky Cross weekend where French National Champion Caroline Mani dominated the racing, solo’ing to the win on both days. After a short recovery period for all following Saturday’s night race, Mani shot out once again to take the holeshot. Pushing the pace, she quickly distanced all but…

Trebon Wins Tactical SpookyCross

The Cross After Dark series finale was a game of tactics in a winner take all scenario at Saturday night’s SpookyCross. The duel was on between Ryan Trebon (LTS/Felt) and Ben Berden (Ops Ale-Stoemper) who were off the front within three laps of the fast course in dry and warm conditions. But the two were…

Mani Solo’s To Nab SpookyCross

French National Champion Caroline Mani jokingly made a cut-throat gesture to Sue Butler (River City Bicycles) on the start line on Saturday night. Was she really joking however?  Mani simply never gave a chance to her competitors at SpookyCross, the finale of the Cross After Dark series. Mani claimed the holeshot and quickly hit the…

Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) finished 9th at USGP Planet Bike Cup day two

One-On-One With Jeremy Powers (part 2)

American cross racer Jeremy Powers took the leap this year to headline the Rapha-Focus after four successfully years on the Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com and in the first month of racing, the 28-year old has shown that he’s come into his own. He has handled the mantle of being team captain all the while under the…