Jelly Belly p/b Kenda Back For Two More Years

The longest running title sponsor in US cycling is back for more. The Jelly Belly Candy Company will continue to sponsor the UCI Continental Men’s team through the end of 2013. Also renewing sponsorships are presenting sponsor Kenda Tires, Bicycle sponsor Focus, apparel sponsor Pactimo, and long-time eyewear and helmet sponsor Rudy Project. “I’m excited…

Sam Smith filming for Behind the Barriers

One-On-One With Jeremy Powers

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…

McConneloug and Lindine Take Impressive Wins in Providence

The second day of the Providence Cyclocross Festival presented by Interbike saw another spectacular day of racing complete with sprint finishes, dominant victories and surprise winners. The fourth round of the Shimano New England Professional Cyclocross Series showed why New England’s racing is among the highest caliber in the nation. Temperatures were well into the…

One-On-One With Helen Wyman (part two)

Part two of our conversation with Cyclocross British National Champion Helen Wyman (KONA/FSA) continues with the World Championships on a “savage” course in Koksijde, Belgium. Her aim is to podium, or better. In her dry wit, Wyman tackles the differences in racing and living in the United States compared to Europe, spectators. And we had…

Lindine and Van Gilder Dominate in Providence

The sun shone brightly down on Roger Williams Park in Providence, Rhode Island today as racing kicked off at the third annual Providence Cyclocross Festival presented by Interbike. Temperatures rose to near 80 degrees and there was not a cloud in the sky as the racers took on the traditional course at Providence, modeled after…

Cross Impressions After One Month

One month into the cross season and on the eve the second weekend of both the Exergy US Gran Prix of Cyclocross (USGP) and Shimano New England Professional Cyclocross Series presented by Verge (NEPCX), it’s time to go over what happened and what didn’t happen. First, the facts. A total of 14 UCI races over…

One-On-One With Helen Wyman

British Cyclocross Champion Helen Wyman started her season in the US to showcase her sponsor KONA/FSA Factory team, and get some good racing in with her target of a podium at the World Championships still ahead of her. In the end, the 30-year old rider won every race she entered, making it nine out of nine…

Wellens And Peeters On VT4

Flemish commercial television channel VT4 followed Belgian riders Bart Wellens and Rob Peeters (Telenet-Fidea) during their trip to the USA, which included a visit to Louisville to see the site for the 2013 Cyclocross World Championships and their race at USGP Planet Bike Cup. The following video was aired prior to the Kalmthout cross race…

Wyman, Powers Tops in Gloucester

The Great Brewers Gran Prix of Gloucester closed out the first weekend in the Shimano New England Professional Cyclocross Series presented by Verge in style with two barnburners. The Elite Women’s race was once again dominated by Helen Wyman (Kona/FSA Factory Team) while Jeremy Powers (Rapha/Focus) made a late move to shake Tim Johnson (Cannondale…

Heule and Wyman Top the Americans at Gloucester

The stage was set at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester, Massachusetts for a showdown between some of the best cyclocross racers in the world. The Great Brewers Gran Prix of Gloucester or New England Worlds, as it’s come to be known locally, is one of the cornerstones of America’s cyclocross schedule and, as such, was…