Women's Elite Start by Kent Baumgardt

Juniors Haunt Podium at Zipp OVCX Storm Eva Bandman CX

As the Zipp OVCX Series rolls toward this weekend’s Toyota Cincy 3 CX Festival (UCI C2/C1/C2) and the following week’s MudFund Derby City Cup, juniors continue to dominate the Elite races. 15-year old Spencer Petrov (Sophisticated Living p/b Bob’s Red Mill) and 16-year old Chloe Dygert (Midwest Devo) stood atop the Halloween themed podium Sunday…

Gateway Cross Cup

In addition to the other world class events occurring in St. Louis over Halloween Weekend, professional cyclocross racing returns Saturday and Sunday, October 26th and 27th  at the 3rd Annual Gateway Cross Cup at Heman Park in University City, Missouri. The only event of its type in the region, athletes from across the United States…

Van Gilder, Gagné Win Ellison Cross Day One

On one side, the savvy sprinter with over 300 victories on the road, Laura Van Gilder and on the other side, the mudder, the technical racer, Maureen Bruno Roy; both have claimed multiple podiums at cross races over the years. The two engaged in a tactical battle for the victory on Ellison Cross earlier today.…

Rain shrouds the finish at OVCX Gun Club Cross - photo by Kent Baumgardt

Knapp, Woodring Win Muddy OVCX Gun Club Cross

Derailleur hangers snapped.  Disc brakes disintegrated.  Still hundreds turned out in raingear and rubber boots and stepped out from their team tents to race, cheer and heckle at Zipp OVCX Series Race #3, Gun Club Cross, in Cincinnati this past weekend.   According to Weather.com, between Saturday and race day Sunday, Cincinnati received a deluge…

The Elite men stampede onto the race course - photo by Todd Prekaski

Berden Wins, Nash Sweeps Providence Cyclocross Festival

New England’s Holy Week of Cyclocross came to a spectacular close on Sunday, as racers battled for dominance on the second day of the Providence Cyclocross Festival. Record numbers of racers participated in – categories of racing, including six amateur, junior, and masters categories that are part of the season-long Verge New England Cyclocross Series.…

Many riders participated in the lap of silence for Amy Dombroski - photo by Todd Prekaski

Powers, Nash take wins at Providence Festival of Cyclocross

If there was ever a question, the Providence Cyclocross Festival clearly asserted itself this year as the biggest race in United States cyclocross. The festival includes three days of racing and other cycling-related activities in Providence, Rhode Island, including a newly added day of racing on Friday. This weekend closes out New England’s Holy Week…

Tim Johnson staying upright through the slick-as-glass mud last year. In stark contrast, this edition of PCFcx will be dry and fast - photo by Todd Prekaski

Expanded Providence Cyclocross Festival Draws Top Racers

The grand finale of New England’s Holy Week of Cyclocross will explode with fast-paced action this weekend, October 4th, 5th, and 6th, at the Providence Cyclocross Festival. This newly expanded event is truly a festival of cyclocross, with new singlespeed races, Madison team races, and fat tire races on Friday, October 4th. Prior to Friday’s…

Gallery: Amy Dombroski

Terrible news today. Amy Dombroski was killed during a training ride when she was hit by a truck.  Though still  young, only 26 years old, Dombroski was paving the way to Europe for female cyclocross racers when she moved to Belgium in 2011. Amy loved to race her bike, share stories on her well-written blog…

Butler Rides Off Into the Sunset

Sue Butler was forced to make the tough decision to retire from racing, a decision she announced in her blog today. “Someone was quoted once saying something like this, “Only Champions retire, the rest of us quit.” Well, today, I am officially ‘quitting’. I am making the decision for the love of the sport. What…