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Getting to Know Cypress Gorry

Posted on 20. Jan, 2012 by .

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The first thing that many notice about American Cypress Gorry (Whole Athlete/Specialized) are the dreads but there’s a lot more to the 18-year old from Arizona who will be representing the USA at the World Cyclocross Championships next weekend in Koksijde, Belgium. One could say that it was pre-destined that he would become a bike […]

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Wren – “I plan to be racing for the podium”

Posted on 16. Jan, 2012 by .

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Tyler Wren (Jamis/Sutter Home) was looking forwards to stage 9 at the UCI 2.2 Vuelta Chile this past Saturday. “Most important to me this week was the queen stage to Farrellones which I saw as a chance at redemption after finishing second there last year and later inheriting the victory after the winner’s positive.” Wren […]

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A Conversation with GreenEDGE’s Fumiyuki Beppu

Posted on 13. Jan, 2012 by .

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I first met Fumiyuki (Fumy) Beppu in 2005. He was freshly signed by Discovery Channel from the high-powered French team VC La Pomme. Johan Brunyeel wanted a Japanese rider and Beppu was the best Japanese rider. I was asked by the team’s online writer, Cathy Mehl, to help translate an interview for their team site. […]

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One On One With Adam Myerson

Posted on 06. Jan, 2012 by .

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What can be said about Adam Myerson, road and cross racer, race promoter series organizer, coach, that hasn’t already said? Never shy to express himself, Myerson shares many of his thoughts and emotions through twitter which sometimes generates criticism. After his road team, Team Mountain Khakis p/b Smartstop, had a successful season, Myerson jumped right […]

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Working The Pit With Mike Heenan

Posted on 05. Jan, 2012 by .

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Last Sunday at the Chicago Cyclocross Cup New Year’s Resolution the pit became a battleground, where the mechanics were fighting to get the mucky, thick, icy mud off the bikes, in freezing temperatures in a timely fashion to return a (somewhat) clean bike to their racers. It was brutal. While a few of the bigger […]

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Powers – “I actually have bigger fish to fry”

Posted on 30. Dec, 2011 by .

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Ten UCI wins, the overall victory at the Exergy US Gran Prix of Cyclocross and a tenth place at the first World Cup this cross season for Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus). It’s not just the wins but the way they were obtained that makes it the year of Powers – and yes, the season not over.

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Pro Cyclists (and more) Talk About Their Best Day

Posted on 20. Dec, 2011 by .

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On the final day of the Exergy US Gran Prix of Cyclocross in Bend, Oregon, cyclists share their Best Day of the year. With Ryan Trebon (LTS/Felt), Katerina Nash (Luna), Jeremy Powers and Chris Jones (Rapha Focus), Maureen Bruno-Roy (Bob’s Red Mill), Meredith Miller and Teal Stetson-Lee (CalGiant), Sue Butler (River City Bicycles), Geoff Kabush […]

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One On One With Chris Jones

Posted on 15. Dec, 2011 by .

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A roadie first, Chris Jones, of Team Rapha Focus, is no slouch at cross racing. Forced off his bike at the beginning of the cross season due to an injury sustained at the Tour of Britain, he came back strong in the latter part of the cross season. One such race was Friday night at […]

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Mission Accomplished For Etheridge

Posted on 14. Dec, 2011 by .

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It was mission accomplished for single speeder Craig Etheridge (Raleigh) when he crossed the line in second place on Sunday’s Deschutes Brewery Cup in Bend, Oregon. “It’s been amazing.” Etheridge told podiuminsight after his eighth and final podium at the Exergy US Gran Prix of Cyclocross. “It’s been exactly what I’ve always thought should happen […]

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Kabush – “I’m going with SCOTT for at least the next three years”

Posted on 13. Dec, 2011 by .

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Geoff Kabush was all smiles this weekend in Bend, not only did he race himself into second overall at the Exergy US Gran Prix of Cyclocross, but a weight was off his shoulders. A new sponsor, SCOTT Sports, was on board to help him pursue a mountain bike medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games. “It’s […]

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