Archive for November, 2011

Why I Love Cyclocross

Posted on 24. Nov, 2011 by .

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Ever since The Inner Ring put out his ‘Why I hate cyclocross’ post, I’ve been toying with a response. But busy with travel to and from races, I shelved my thoughts on the subject to focus on other subjects. But today, a day of Thanks in the United States, it came back to the forefront. [...]

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Hagens Berman Cycling – “the best team you’ve never heard of”

Posted on 24. Nov, 2011 by .

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What do Tyler Farrar, Adrian Hegyvary, Carl Decker, Svein Tuft and Kiel Reijnen have in common? The five, along with 17 other riders, graduated from the amateur Hagens Berman Cycling Team onto the pro ranks. “We’ve been churning out guys for a long time. It’s been over ten years.” explained Sports Director Joe Holmes. “We’re [...]

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Baystate Cyclocross Weekend Approaches This Weekend – Prereg Closes Wednesday

Posted on 23. Nov, 2011 by .

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After a much-needed respite, the final two weekends of the Verge New England Cyclo-Cross Series are right on the horizon. This weekend, the best racers in New England will return to the Chocksett Middle School in Sterling, Massachusetts. Resuming in its traditional slot on the weekend after Thanksgiving, the Bay State Cyclocross Weekend is the [...]

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Swindlehurst’s ‘Crusher’ Back For Second Helping

Posted on 22. Nov, 2011 by .

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One of the year’s most unique on- and off-road cycling events – the “Crusher in the Tushar” – will return in 2012 with the Beaver County Travel Council as a new title sponsor. Recently-retired road and mountain bike professional and race promoter Burke Swindlehurst also announced the point-to-point race from Beaver, Utah, across one of [...]

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A Day In The Life Of … Rapha-Focus Mechanics

Posted on 22. Nov, 2011 by .

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Following the Rapha-Focus cyclocross team mechanics Tom Hopper and Brian Dallas, who is also the team’s operations manager, at day two of the Exergy US Gran Prix of Cyclocross Derby City Cup in Louisville.

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Dillman – “I’m going to focus on cross”

Posted on 21. Nov, 2011 by .

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Watching the Men Junior 17/18 races at the Exergy US Gran Prix of Cyclocross in Louisville, the phrase that came to mind was ‘the future looks bright’. A very strong group of American with a couple of Canadian riders came to test themselves not only against each other but against the 2012 World Cyclocross Championships [...]

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Photos – USGP Derby City Cup Junior Men

Posted on 20. Nov, 2011 by .

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Photo Gallery from Saturday and Sunday of the Junior Men races at Exergy US Gran Prix of Cyclocross Derby City Cup

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Eckmann – “Now I’m here racing with them”

Posted on 19. Nov, 2011 by .

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After dominating last year’s  US Gran Prix of Cyclocross Junior category where he won all eight of the races, Yannick Eckmann (Pearl Izumi/Shimano) is once again in the leader’s jersey but this time it’s in the U23 category. But this year, it’s a tough battle. Eckmann leads only by a slim six points on Zach [...]

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Louisville Is Definitely A World Caliber Course

Posted on 19. Nov, 2011 by .

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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 [...]

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US Cross Nationals Course Preview

Posted on 18. Nov, 2011 by .

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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 [...]

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