Berden – “my season is better than last year”

Belgian Ben Berden (Raleigh-Clement) has been battling at the front of many cross races this season, claiming two victories and six top 3 finishes in 17 races so far. “My worst result is sixth place so that’s pretty good, one race I didn’t finish because I had a mechanical. My season is better than last…

Powers – “I definitely found the flow”

Reigning US champion Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) notched another win, another C1 win, on Saturday’s USGP Derby City Cup at Eva Bandman Park. This one was important because the race was a dry-run of the 2013 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships coming up in February. Powers’ goal for his first view of the course was to find…

Compton Wins Day One USGP in Louisville

One of the deepest and largest elite women’s field, at 53 riders, took the start of the race at Eva Bandman Park for day one of the USGP Derby City Cup on Saturday. Maybe the largest. Some simply wanted to experience the 2013 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships course but most were racing hard, to get…

A Closer Look At UCI Standings

Yesterday, the UCI issued the first Cyclocross Rankings of the 2012/13 season. These rankings are of prime importance as they dictate the position of rider on the start grid of UCI races. Time to take a close look (once again) at how they are calculated. Last season, the UCI not only returned to a 12-month…

CalGiant/Specialized's Meredith Miller in all pink at 2011 Boulder Cup

Miller’s pink! Raffle

Meredith Miller‘s pink! online raffle kicked off this week, the grand finale to her fundraising efforts. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized Cyclocross Team was garbed in head-to-toe pink kit in October. Miller also works to raise funds as she did previously to support her favorite breast cancer organization,…

Compton, Powers Top Americans In UCI Standings

The first UCI Ranking of the 2012/2013 cyclocross season was released today. Strong off his win at the first World Cup Belgian Kevin Pauwels (Sunweb-Revor) remains on top of the elite men’s ranking while World Champion Marianne Vos (Rabobank) is still on top of the elite women’s classification. The UCI is using a rolling 12-month…

A Closer Look at 2013 NRC and NCC

The 2013  USA Cycling domestic road calendar, divided into the National Racing Calendar (NRC) and National Criterium Calendar (NCC) include an additional ten events next year for a grand total of 38 events that take place from early March to end of September 2013. Riders will compete for standings points tabulated for individual riders as…

Miller Is Pretty In Pink In October

For the third consecutive year, Meredith Miller will race on the California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized Cyclocross Team in head-to-toe pink garb in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month in October. In all started in 2010 when team director Anthony Gallino proposed the idea to Miller and then teammate Teal Stetson-Lee. “It’s been very cool wearing…

Wyman, Powers win GP of Gloucester day one

British cyclocross champion Helen Wyman (Kona) and USA cyclocross champion Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) continued their winning ways at day one of the Gran Prix of Gloucester today. Both are on a roll, Wyman has won all but one of the UCI races she started this season, making it six wins out of seven races, and…

Breakthrough season for Houle

Canadian Hugo Houle raced to the best performance of his career, so far, when he finished fourth at the under-23 road race at the UCI Road World Championships last Saturday. “Generally, I had a super season. That fourth place is my biggest result this season, even though I’m very proud of my second overall at…

Can Powers crack top 5 at a World Cup?

Reigning USA cyclocross champion Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) started off his cross season with back-to-back decisive victories at CrossVegas and the first day of USGP Planet Bike Cup. Not only did he power away from a stacked field but he did it at C1 races. Those races matter because they not only offer more money but…

Wyman Wins And Does the Mobot

Once again seven-time and reigning British national cyclocross champion Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Team) started her off her cross season in the United States and once again she started off with victories; four out of five races so far. Yesterday, on day one of the Charm City Cross in Baltimore, MD, Wyman celebrated her victory…

Stybar Unsure About Louisville

Two-time Cyclocross World Champion Zdenek Stybar (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) is not sure if he will be racing and trying to regain the title at the 2013 Cyclocross World Championships in Louisville, KY.  With still some road racing on his schedule, including the road race at the Road World Championships this weekend, his upcoming cross season…