Talking Team VBF with Lisa Hunt

A new women’s team is emerging from the structure established by the ValueAct Capital Women’s Pro Cycling Team, led by Team Director Lisa Hunt aka The Huntress. Team VBF will be racing their bikes to win races and raise funds for breast cancer research, and to also spread the word about cycling. “It’s almost a…

Road to Worlds with Jeremy Powers

In the third installment of the series recorded during a stopover on Jeremy Power’s trip to Belgium, we talk about his trip ninja-style, his busy season, his plan for the first few days in Belgium, his enjoyment of meeting and talking to fans and get answers to questions from fans.

Elite Women, U23 and JR Men named for US Cross Worlds Team

USA Cycling has announced the first round of nominations to the United States National Team for the 2010 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in Tabor, Czech Republic, Jan. 30-31. Five athletes were named to each of the elite women’s, U23 men’s and junior men’s squads based on competitive performances over the course of the last year.…

Compton and Johnson win Cross Nationals

Domination, wall of people, noise, drums, technical course, duels, light and shadows, triumph and heartbreak – all at the final races of the US Cyclocross National Championships. Planet Bike’s Katie Compton won her sixth consecutive National Championship and Tim Johnson (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) his third. Photo Gallery of Elite Men and Elite/U23 Women’s races.

Welcome back Jonathan

After racing in Europe, Jonathan Page is back in the United States on the hunt for another Stars and Stripes. The 33-year old has won three times before, in 2002, 2003 and 2004, and wants to win it again. Page is a rare breed of American racers as cross is his day job, the way…

Interview: Tim Johnson – riding the wave

What a season for Tim Johnson of the dominant Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com team. After an early season shoulder injury, he’s racked up 10 UCI wins this season, won the overall at NACT and is going into US Cross National Championships as one of the favorites. The next big race is of course the USA Cyclocross National Championship…

I wonder if this will impact Adam Craig’s speed

Last night, Rebound experts Tim Evens, PT and Bart Bowen compared and contrasted the physiology and biomechanics of national champions Ryan Trebon and Adam Craig and how that impacts their performance. The event was free with a raffle to benefit Neighbor Impact. Good sport Craig agreed to shave his head if the amount raised was…

Wells, Nash win Portland Cup

Showing that last weekend’s hat trick at Jingle Cross was definitely not a fluke, Specialized’s Todd Wells outsprinted Jeremy Powers (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) to take the win at day 1 of STANLEY Portland Cup. Luna’s Katerina Nash took her fifth solo USGP win but Amy Dombroski (Schlamm-Clement-Primus Mootry) came a close second. Canadian Cross Champion Alison Sydor (Rocky Mountain-Maxxis) won the 2-up sprint for third.

On Tap: USGP Stanley Portland Cup

East coast vs West Coast at the finale of the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross is on this weekend with the STANLEY Portland Cup held at the Portland International Raceway.  Weather predictions call for a dry and cold day on Saturday which should make it fast, fast, fast – and we’ll be there, follow along…

Meet the Eckmanns

Teammates on the Clif Bar Development team, brothers Yannick and Robin Eckmann turned heads in Colorado when they went 1-2 in the two NACT Junior races at the beginning of November. On the muddy Blue Sky Velo course on Saturday, Yannick caught and passed the entire Cat 3 field which had started two minutes earlier…