Archive for October, 2011

Mani – Learning To Win Again

Posted on 21. Oct, 2011 by .

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That win at Spooky Cross on Saturday night was a long time coming for French National Cyclocross Champion Caroline Mani. 279 days long to be exact since she won Le Tricolore in Lanarvily. “Yesterday I was thinking, oh I really need to learn again how to win, because it’s nice to have a good race […]

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Shimano NEPCX – Midseason report

Posted on 20. Oct, 2011 by .

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Halfway through the inaugural Shimano New England Professional Cyclocross Series presented by Verge, it’s clear why some of the top racers in the world have set their targets on New England’s professional series. As the Shimano Series lays its foundation on the heritage of cyclocross in New England it was only natural that first weekend […]

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Beth Newell – 2011 International Omnium and Points US National Champion

Posted on 20. Oct, 2011 by .

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USA Cycling held the 2011 Elite Track Nationals earlier this month in Southern California and Beth Newell (Bell Lap Racing) reigned supreme. She not only won the grueling International Omnium title but the Points title as well.

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Trebon – “Better than the Ryan of old”

Posted on 20. Oct, 2011 by .

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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 […]

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A Closer Look At UCI Standings

Posted on 19. Oct, 2011 by .

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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 […]

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Jones – “I get better every day”

Posted on 19. Oct, 2011 by .

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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 […]

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Behind The Barriers Episode 4

Posted on 19. Oct, 2011 by .

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It’s off to the first day of the Great Brewers Gran Prix of Gloucester for Behind THE Barriers fourth episode.

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Nature Valley Grand Prix Reduces Men’s Team Size

Posted on 18. Oct, 2011 by .

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Very interesting. The Nature Valley Grand Prix will be limiting men’s teams to six riders in 2012. For the past few years, the UnitedHealthcare train has dominated the three crits by putting all their eight-men train at the front and setting a punishing pace that squashed most if not all attempts at breakaways.  The tactics, […]

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Compton Tops UCI Cross Rankings; Powers Top American Man

Posted on 18. Oct, 2011 by .

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American Katie Compton tops the first UCI Cyclocross Ranking of the 2011/2012 season with Jeremy Powers the highest American Elite man, in 15th spot.

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Photos – SpookyCross Day Two Men

Posted on 17. Oct, 2011 by .

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Photo Gallery of day two of Elite Men’s race at SpookyCross in Irvine CA

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