Archive for January, 2012

USA vs Canada Showdown #2 At Home Depot Velodrome

Posted on 20. Jan, 2012 by .

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AEG Facilities’ Home Depot Center Velodrome will host the second installment of the USA vs. Canada Showdown Series on Sunday, January 22 at 6 p.m. The series will pit national team riders from the U.S. and Canadian National Teams in both sprint and endurance races in a free-to-the-public evening event. The U.S. and Canadian National [...]

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Getting to Know Cypress Gorry

Posted on 20. Jan, 2012 by .

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The first thing that many notice about American Cypress Gorry (Whole Athlete/Specialized) are the dreads but there’s a lot more to the 18-year old from Arizona who will be representing the USA at the World Cyclocross Championships next weekend in Koksijde, Belgium. One could say that it was pre-destined that he would become a bike [...]

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No Major Changes To UCI Cross Rankings

Posted on 18. Jan, 2012 by .

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The are only eight spots per row at the start of a UCI cyclocross race and those spots are determined by UCI standings. With the World Championships coming up, the next World Cup is of prime importance to try and move up a row. Let’s see where the American and Canadian riders stand with only [...]

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Behind THE Barriers Episode 14

Posted on 18. Jan, 2012 by .

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In Episode 14 of Behind THE Barriers’ second season, Jeremy Powers continues his stay in Bend, Oregon for the second day of the USGP Deschutes Brewery Cup where any result will crown him the overall champion for the second year in a row.

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Wren – “I plan to be racing for the podium”

Posted on 16. Jan, 2012 by .

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Tyler Wren (Jamis/Sutter Home) was looking forwards to stage 9 at the UCI 2.2 Vuelta Chile this past Saturday. “Most important to me this week was the queen stage to Farrellones which I saw as a chance at redemption after finishing second there last year and later inheriting the victory after the winner’s positive.” Wren [...]

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Gratitude And Love

Posted on 14. Jan, 2012 by .

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An amazing thing happened on the way home last week from Madison… you, all of you, turned one of the worst days of my life into one of the best days of my life. Though the story starts off personal – something that I shy away from on podiuminsight – it quickly became much bigger [...]

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A Conversation with GreenEDGE’s Fumiyuki Beppu

Posted on 13. Jan, 2012 by .

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I first met Fumiyuki (Fumy) Beppu in 2005. He was freshly signed by Discovery Channel from the high-powered French team VC La Pomme. Johan Brunyeel wanted a Japanese rider and Beppu was the best Japanese rider. I was asked by the team’s online writer, Cathy Mehl, to help translate an interview for their team site. [...]

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USA Cycling Names Cyclocross World Championships Team

Posted on 13. Jan, 2012 by .

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The roster of 18 elite, U23 and junior athletes that will represent the United States at the 2012 UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Koksijde, Belgium on Jan. 28-29 were announced by USA Cycling today.

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Compton, Powers Top Americans In UCI Standings

Posted on 11. Jan, 2012 by .

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Belgian Champion Sven Nys (Landbouwkrediet) is back on top of the updated UCI Cyclocross standings following the National Championships held this past weekend. Newly crowned USA Cyclocross Champion Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) remains the top American in the standing in 11th with Tim Johnson (Cannondale-cyclocrossworld.com) holding in 17th. Following the end of the US cross season, [...]

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Photos – USA CX National Championships Elite Men

Posted on 11. Jan, 2012 by .

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Photo gallery of the Elite Men race of the USA Cyclocross National Championships

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