Louisville Is Definitely A World Caliber Course

Last weekend, everyone was curious to see if the new course at the Eva Bandman Park in Louisville could deliver a high quality, world championship-level course for the Exergy US Gran Prix of Cyclocross weekend. And boy did the Louisville 2013 folks deliver. “Definitely world caliber, definitely one of the hardest courses we’ve done in…

US Cross Nationals Course Preview

The 2012 and 2013 USA Cyclocross Championships will be held at Badger Prairie Park in Verona, just outside of Madison, Wisconsin.  Organized by the Madison Area Sports Commission and Team Sports Inc., the races will take place January 4-8 culminating with the U23 Men’s race on Saturday and Elite Women’s and Elite Men’s races on…

Behind Behind THE Barriers with Sam Smith

The innovative Behind THE Barriers web series broke new ground last year when Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) showed that there is a lot more than racing  at cyclocross races.  Powers along with producer/director Sam Smith started off to do only a few episodes but they were so well-received that Powers & Smith ended up covering almost…

Antonneau Surging Up

Reigning US U23 National Champion Kaitie Antonneau (Cannondale-cyclocrossworld.com) has been on a tear lately, finishing top 10 in 11 UCI races including her second place this past Sunday at USGP Derby City Cup. With the deepest and strongest field so far this year, 19-year old Antonneau was able to outsmart and out-sprint three of the…

Trebon Grits His Teeth At Louisville

If a Most Courageous jersey was awarded at Sunday’s Exergy US Gran Prix of Cyclocross Derby City Cup, it would have to have gone to Ryan Trebon (LTS/Felt). Going into the second race in Louisville, Trebon was all set for a re-match with Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) but then disaster struck a few hours before the…

Powers Sweeps Louisville, Takes Over USGP Lead

Once again, Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) was duking it out at the front of a cross race, but this time it was against US Cross Champion Todd Wells (Specialized) at day two of the Exergy US Gran Prix of Cyclocross Derby City Cup.  On Saturday, Powers had been locked in a duel with Ryan Trebon (LTS/Felt)…

Compton Continues To Dominate USGP

Another race, another win for Katie Compton (Rabobank Giant) who once again solo’ed to the win on the second day of Exergy US Gran Prix of Cyclocross Derby City Cup. Some changes were brought to Sunday’s course, the uphill sandpit was made more difficult with a sloping, off-camber tilt to it, a new 180 before…