Optum's Eric Young wins back-to-back stages at Grand Prix Cycliste de Saguenay - photo Johanne Cormier/Grand Prix cycliste de Saguenay

Young Wins Again at Grand Prix Cycliste de Saguenay

The Grand Prix Cycliste de Saguenay continued on Friday with the second stage, and for the second consecutive day, the race ended in a bunch sprint.  Eric Young of Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies, wearing the yellow race leader’s jersey, continued his sprint domination with his second victory in as many days, becoming the uncontested…

KK Santos takes to the front at OVCX Promotion CX Lexington by Kent Baumgardt

Santos, Petrov Hot In OVCX Lexington Ice Storm

An overnight ice storm in Lexington extended the “Did Not Start” lists in all categories.  Those who chose to brave the slick roads to the Zipp OVCX Series’ Commonweath Eye Surgery Promotion Cross race presented by Lexington’s Crankworks Bicycles were greeted with a crisp crust of ice on top of 3-4 inches of mud.  Bikes…

Men's Elite Podium Cincy 3 Harbin Day 3 by Joe Bellante

Nash, Johnson Win Cincy3 CX Festival Finale

Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) and Tim Johnson (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) wrapped up three days of UCI racing in the Cincinnati metro area with their second wins of the weekend at Harbin Park during the final day of the Toyota Cincy3 CX Festival presented by Cincinnati Cyclocross, United Dairy Farmers, Zipp and Reece-Campbell, Inc. A high pressure…

Katerina Nash (Luna) wins Cincy3 CX Festival Day One - photo by Kent Baumgardt

Nash, Trebon Top Cincy3 CX Festival Day One

Despite a half inch of rainfall Halloween night to make the course’s steep hill and twisting off-camber sections slick, Katerina Nash (Luna) and Ryan Trebon (Cannondale p/b cyclocrossworld.com)  had the skills to conquer day one of the Toyota Cincy3 CX Festival (C2) just across the Ohio River from downtown Cincinnati presented by Cincinnati Cyclocross, United…

Women's Elite Start by Kent Baumgardt

Juniors Haunt Podium at Zipp OVCX Storm Eva Bandman CX

As the Zipp OVCX Series rolls toward this weekend’s Toyota Cincy 3 CX Festival (UCI C2/C1/C2) and the following week’s MudFund Derby City Cup, juniors continue to dominate the Elite races. 15-year old Spencer Petrov (Sophisticated Living p/b Bob’s Red Mill) and 16-year old Chloe Dygert (Midwest Devo) stood atop the Halloween themed podium Sunday…

Gateway Cross Cup

In addition to the other world class events occurring in St. Louis over Halloween Weekend, professional cyclocross racing returns Saturday and Sunday, October 26th and 27th  at the 3rd Annual Gateway Cross Cup at Heman Park in University City, Missouri. The only event of its type in the region, athletes from across the United States…

Rain shrouds the finish at OVCX Gun Club Cross - photo by Kent Baumgardt

Knapp, Woodring Win Muddy OVCX Gun Club Cross

Derailleur hangers snapped.  Disc brakes disintegrated.  Still hundreds turned out in raingear and rubber boots and stepped out from their team tents to race, cheer and heckle at Zipp OVCX Series Race #3, Gun Club Cross, in Cincinnati this past weekend.   According to Weather.com, between Saturday and race day Sunday, Cincinnati received a deluge…