Archive for November, 2011

A Closer Look At Team USA Selection Criteria For Cross Worlds

Posted on 30. Nov, 2011 by .

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Only a few more UCI races remain in the USA leading into the USA Cyclocross National Championships in early January, and the hunt  is on to get as many UCI points as possible, not only to get good starting position in Madison, but for some, to get selected for Team USA for the Cyclocross World […]

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Johnson – “it’s been a trying year”

Posted on 29. Nov, 2011 by .

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It had been 377 days for Tim Johnson (Cannondale-cyclocrossworld.com) to go winless at a UCI cross race before he raised his arms in victory this Sunday at JingleCross, and 73 days since his first race this year at CrossVegas. “Yeah it’s been frustrating but I’ve had good races and I’ve had frustrating ones also but, […]

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CalGiant CX Takes on The Derby City

Posted on 29. Nov, 2011 by .

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The California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized Team heads to the Eastern Time Zone to do a little cross racing Kentucky Derby Style. This is Round 3 of the USGP in Louisville, KY. Video.

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Compton Tops UCI Cross Rankings; Powers Moves Up To 11th

Posted on 29. Nov, 2011 by .

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Katie Compton (Rabobank-Giant) still tops the Elite Women’s UCI rankings with 1,900 points following her third place finish at the third World Cup in Koksijde, Belgium. The US National Champion has a 250-point lead on Sanne van Paassen (Brainwash Wielerploeg) of the Netherlands. Katerina Nash (Luna) of the Czech Republic is third and World Champion Marianne […]

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The Importance of the Pit Strategy

Posted on 28. Nov, 2011 by .

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When the course turns to muck which sticks to your bike making it heavier and heavier, getting a clean bike become of prime importance and the work of the mechanics during the race comes to the forefront. “The pit strategy and trying to get a clean bike, that was a big part of it.” said […]

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Photos – JingleCross Day Three

Posted on 28. Nov, 2011 by .

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Photo gallery of Elite Women’s and Men’s race at day three of JingleCross Rock in Iowa City, IA

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Johnson Wins At JingleCross – Finally!

Posted on 28. Nov, 2011 by .

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Finally, we can put all those nicknames aside. Tim Johnson (Cannondale-cyclocrossworld.com) finally won a UCI cross race this season on Sunday at Jingle Cross. Getting some flak for sitting out Saturday’s race on the three day weekend, Johnson came out flying on his bike equipped with disk brakes to take the front, battling only one […]

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Miller Triumphant In the Muck At JingleCross

Posted on 28. Nov, 2011 by .

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Sunday’s big race at JingleCross, the all important C1 race, became a race of who would make the less mistakes on the muddy and course especially after everyone already had two days of tough racing in their legs. In the end, Meredith Miller (CalGiant) was able to overcome a few bobbles, including a bad bike […]

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Photos – Bay State Cross Day Two

Posted on 28. Nov, 2011 by .

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Photo gallery, from Natalia Boltukhova of Pedal Power Photography, of day two of Bay State Cyclocross

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Van Gilder and McNicholas Sweep Sterling

Posted on 28. Nov, 2011 by .

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Laura Van Gilder (C3 p/b Mellow Mushroom) and Dylan McNicholas (cyclocrossworld.com) picked up big UCI victories today in Sterling, Massachusetts at the finale of the Bay State Cyclocross Weekend. The weather was a bit more seasonally appropriate, with a coating of frost giving the early races fits, as the day went on, the frost cleared […]

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