CrossClash At Interbike

High noon. Perfect time for a duel between Johnson and Powers. The corral was the Circulus, a 132-foot circumference (40.2m), 45-degree wooden mini-velodrome from Portland Design Works, installed at the Sands Expo & Convention Center during Interbike. Anyone that follows North American cyclocross knows that after years of racing on the same team, that Jeremy…

Van Der Haar Sprints For The Win At CrossVegas

The raucous crowd at the Men’s Elite race at CrossVegas was treated to a show of tactics when top American and European stars traded blows. In the end, a youngster snatched the victory. Current under23 Cyclocross World Champion Lars van der Haar (Rabobank) took the win a very tight three-way sprint that came down to…

One-on-One With Tim Johnson

With the US cyclocross season starting with a bang at CrossVegas tonight, it was more than time to catch up with Tim Johnson of the Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com team and see what he’s been up to. After years of racing both road and cross seasons, the 34-year old rider put the road aside to focus…

An Exceptional Year For Gilbert

When he came to Québec, Belgian National Champion Philippe Gilbert (Omerga Pharma Lotto) was on the hunt for six UCI points in order to re-claim the top of the WorldTour standings. Simply said Gilbert wants to be number one. Not only did Gilbert get those points, but he finished the weekend with one victory and…

Veilleux Had The Best Legs Of His Season

Canadian David Veilleux was all smiles a few minutes after he crossed the line at the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal only four seconds from the winner. On a tough course, the 23-year old Europcar rider survived all attacks and accelerations to stay with the main contenders. “I am very, very satisfied. I had the…

Costa Holds Off Field To Win In Montreal

Earlier today we asked Can anyone beat Gilbert? Well the answer was yes but not by much. But today, Rui Faria da Costa (Movistar) was able to hold off a charging field that included Gilbert to take the win at the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal. The young Portuguese rider broke away from the field…

Can Gilbert Be Beaten?

Can Philippe Gilbert Be Beaten? That’s the question many are asking going into Sunday’s Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal. The Belgian Champion and number one UCI WorldTour ranked rider in the world showed great form and determination when he launch an onslaught of attacks on the final lap in Québec that no one could match.…

Gilbert Wins In Quebec

A virtual target on his back didn’t stop Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma Lotto) from winning a very tough Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec this afternoon. After breaking away from the field with two laps to go, Gilbert found himself in a select 11 rider break. But not liking the fact that some were not cooperating,…

Hesjedal Wants The Top Step This Weekend

On form, Canadian Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Cervelo) is coming to the Grand Prix Cyclistes races in Québec and Montreal to win. “I just want to race well, perform well and be happy when I leave the race but with the way I was able to perform last year, I want to win here. I want to…