Gatch’s Tight Ship

Ohio’s John Gatch may be one of the most qualified people to take command of the organization of a cyclocross race in all of North America. Gatch has decades of experience at the top levels of cycling, including stints as a mechanic on Lance Armstrong’s Team Motorola and as Technical Director for the Tour Dupont…

Champion System MAC Season Update

This Saturday’s non-UCI First State Velo Sport Xross at Fair Hill Maryland looms large in the Champion System MAC Series as the Elite Men’s and Women’s points leaders both have the opportunity to mathematically clinch season championships. But any points drama missing from the pro classes is more than made up for in MAC’s amateur…

Promoters Upping the Ante in the Midwest

A friendly and informal game of one-upsmanship between promoters is pushing the Zipp OVCX Tour presented by Papa John’s to new levels of quality and fun, and could be benefiting all types of bike racing and riding in the three-state Ohio Valley region. And it’s enjoyable to watch the creativity develop in this relatively young…

Van Gilder, Anthony Sweep Granogue

To celebrate the 10th edition of what has been called the toughest cross race in North America, the Delaware Cyclocross Coalition of Delaware (DCCoD) changed this year’s Granogue Cyclocross, part of the Champion System MAC Series, to a two day format. Close to 1250 racers signed on to partake in the celebration that is DCCoD’s…

Knapp and Dallaire Take Tour de Louisville

Beautiful weather and a revised courses greeted cyclocross racers and spectators as the Zipp OVCX Tour presented by Papa John’s made it’s first of several trips to Louisville this year for the Tour de Louisville on Sunday. The race which is held annually at Fisherman’s Park rather than the more-frequented Eva Bandman or Champions Parks.…

Competitive Fields at UCI3 Int’l Cyclocross Fest

With on-line registration for Cincinnati’s UCI3 Cyclocross Festival closing at midnight Tuesday, festival organizers are gearing up for the biggest day of registration for the year. As of lunch time Monday, over 1,100 entries from across the United States and beyond have already been received and the list of Elite racers vying for the $27,000…

Class-Swapping On-Tap for This Weekend’s WhirlyBird Cross

Despite Davide Frattini’s (Team Hudz/Subaru) two wins at the Charm City ‘Cross in Baltimore, Valentin Scherz leads the Elite Men’s point standings for the Champion System MAC Series as he continues his quest for his second straight MAC title heading into this weekend’s WhirlyBird Cross. Scherz also leads the U23 Category with his Cyfac-Champion System…

Charm City: Second Verse Same As The First?

Sunny skies, dry, fast racing and a technical parcours greeted 1200 Champion System MAC racers for the Charm City Cross Weekend held at historic Druid Hill Park in the heart of Baltimore, Maryland. The park, one of the oldest in America, is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, and the Charm City Cross weekend has…

Ride Fast, It’s a Panther Stampede!

Organizers of greater Cincinnati’s UCI3 Cyclocross Festival have announced a new title sponsor for the three-day Festival’s first day of competition. According to Nick Tinsler of Darkhorse Racing, the organizers have reached an agreement with Panther Expedited Services of Seville, Ohio to become the title sponsor of the Cyclo-Stampede UCI race at Devou Park in…

Keough, Van Gilder Roar At Nittany Lion Cross

Over 500 entries descended on the grounds surrounding the famous Trexlertown Velodrome at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center on September 11 for the Nittany Lion ‘Cross, the opening race for both the Champions System MAC Series and the worldwide UCI Cyclocross Calendar. In a rare experimental format switch, the UCI Women and Men were moved…

PUR Ride With Kids @ 3 CX Events

The Kings CX Weekend on September 18 and 19 is kick-off weekend for the influential Zipp OVCX Cyclocross Tour. This year, the race in Deerfield Township in suburban Cincinnati will also be part of a new grass-roots ride series called the “PUR (pronounced “pure”) Ride With Kids Series” sponsored by PUR Water Filters. Designed as…

UCI Cross Starts At T-Town

For the first time in history, the UCI cyclocross season will begin in the United States as the Nittany Lion Cross kicks-off both the UCI and Champion System MAC season on September 11 at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center in Trexlertown, Pennsylvania.

Massive Purse for Cincy ‘Cross, $10K for women

Last year, the UCI3 ‘cross festival in Cincinnati offered a jaw-dropping $10,000 in prize money just for the women alone. This year, they’re doing it again as October’s Cincinnati UCI3 Cyclocross Festival will feature the largest weekend prize purse for women cyclocross racers anywhere in the world, matching last year’s unprecedented $10,000 cash purse. It’s…

New Title Sponsor for MAC Cross Series

With just one month remaining until officially kicking off the 2010/2011 international cyclocross season in Pennsylvania on September 11, the Mid-Atlantic Championship Cyclocross Series (better known as MAC) has announced a new title sponsorship with Champion System Sportswear, a leader in custom technical custom apparel. The 11-race series, which stretches from the tip of New…

SpectaCross Cancelled

The New Jersey State Fair SpectaCross races scheduled for August 6-7 have been cancelled due to lack of entries. The Fair’s management intends to replace the bike races, which were to have been a keystone of the entertainment program for the Fair’s opening weekend, with monster truck rides in the same arena where the races…

SpectaCross in Danger of Cancellation

With one week to go before the minimum entry deadline, organizers of the two-day New Jersey State Fair SpectaCross on August 6-7 are hoping racers start making some decisive moves quickly. The cyclocross races are meant to be one of the highlighted entertainment attractions for the opening weekend of this year’s New Jersey State Fair,…

Scherz and Gavin Win MAC Wayne Scott XROSS

It was an unusual weekend for cross racing in the Mid-Atlantic region: crisp and cold, but sunny and dry. This made for a very fast course at the Maryland’s Fair Hill Natural Resource Area’s fairground for First State Velo Sport’s annual Wayne Scott Memorial Xross, round seven of the 2009 MAC Series. A rare race…