Compton Tops UCI Cross Rankings; Powers Moves Up To 11th

Katie Compton (Rabobank-Giant) still tops the Elite Women’s UCI rankings with 1,900 points following her third place finish at the third World Cup in Koksijde, Belgium. The US National Champion has a 250-point lead on Sanne van Paassen (Brainwash Wielerploeg) of the Netherlands. Katerina Nash (Luna) of the Czech Republic is third and World Champion Marianne…

The Importance of the Pit Strategy

When the course turns to muck which sticks to your bike making it heavier and heavier, getting a clean bike become of prime importance and the work of the mechanics during the race comes to the forefront. “The pit strategy and trying to get a clean bike, that was a big part of it.” said…

Johnson Wins At JingleCross – Finally!

Finally, we can put all those nicknames aside. Tim Johnson (Cannondale-cyclocrossworld.com) finally won a UCI cross race this season on Sunday at Jingle Cross. Getting some flak for sitting out Saturday’s race on the three day weekend, Johnson came out flying on his bike equipped with disk brakes to take the front, battling only one…

Miller Triumphant In the Muck At JingleCross

Sunday’s big race at JingleCross, the all important C1 race, became a race of who would make the less mistakes on the muddy and course especially after everyone already had two days of tough racing in their legs. In the end, Meredith Miller (CalGiant) was able to overcome a few bobbles, including a bad bike…

Wells Claims First Cross Win At Muddy JingleCross

On his penultimate race this season, US Cross Champion Todd Wells (Specialized) finally got his first cross win this year. Though he says that he doesn’t have his top fitness, Saturday’s race was all about finesse, choosing the right line and staying your bike. Hours of overnight rain continuing throughout the day turned the course…

Why I Love Cyclocross

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.…