One-On-One With Helen Wyman

British Cyclocross Champion Helen Wyman started her season in the US to showcase her sponsor KONA/FSA Factory team, and get some good racing in with her target of a podium at the World Championships still ahead of her. In the end, the 30-year old rider won every race she entered, making it nine out of nine…

O’Keefe Aiming For Worlds

“Going into this weekend, I really had no idea of what any of the competition was going to be, it was unknown. A lot of the people I raced with last year are now under-23s, I just had no idea.” Sam O’Keefe (C3-Athletes Serving Athletes) told podiuminsight on Sunday after sweeping the Planet Bike Cup…

Wellens – Respect For The US Guys

Two-time World Champion and two-time Belgian National Champion Bart Wellens and his Telenet-Fidea teammate Rob Peeters came to the United States to open their cross season. The goal was multi-fold, to gain early season fitness, capture UCI points and to check out the racing before the 2013 World Championships to be held in Louisville, KY.…

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…

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…

Holloway Down But Not Out

It’s been a tough year for Daniel Holloway with an injury,serious saddle sores and a staph infection. The combination of all these made it difficult to do his job with his Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth team. “It’s hard, when you go to a race and you’re the go-to guy. Even if you’re not the go-to guy,…

Powers Excited About Racing Again

It’s been a long road to get back to racing for Alison Powers (TIBCO/To The Top) following an elbow injury sustained at the Redlands Bicycle Classic at the beginning of the season. After a long recovery, Powers came back to racing in mid-July in a small Boulder race but due to UCI rules, was forced…

Anthony’s Amazing Ride

“That was huge, I finished second and fourth at a lot of bike races already this year and so to actually cross the line first, oh it was so amazing.” smiled Jesse Anthony after the press conference at the end of stage 1 of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. Huge indeed. I don’t…

Breathing Through A Straw

The pain cave. Breathing through a straw. The deep dark red. Altitude is one of the difficulty presented by the two UCI races this month. Jay Thomson (BISSELL), Lucas Euser (Spidertech) and Max Jenkins (UnitedHealthcare) talk about their preparation and the impact of altitude.

Racing At Night

Riders darting in and out of the dark, sounds of gear changing, wheels flashing in the spotlights, yells, a blur of color and movement. All these and more at evening criteriums to the delight of the very often raucous crowds. Crits are already fast and furious affairs to start with with fields tackling city streets…