USA Names Elite Women, U23 & Junior For Cross Worlds

USA Cycling announced the first round of nominations to the United States National Team for the 2011 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, slated for January 29-30 in St. Wendel, Germany. Thirteen athletes have been named to the elite women’s, U23 men’s, and junior men’s squads based on their performances over the last cyclo-cross season.  Nominations to…

BISSELL Pro Cycling Signs Jay Thomson

The BISSELL Pro Cycling Team announced today that it has made a late addition to its roster — South African Jay Thomson. Thomson is a well rounded rider with strengths in time trials, stage races and sprints, and the BISSELL Team will benefit from his wealth of talent. Thompson was originally signed to another team…

Second Impressions

A few more Belgian cross races under my belt, from snowy and cold World Cup in Zolder, to evening cross at Superprestige Diegem and finally muddy madhouse at GVA Azencross in Loenhout. I’ve now seen races from the top 3 series, the big daddy the World Cup, the Superprestige and the Gazet van Antwerpen, and…

Nature Valley Bicycle Festival Announces Donation

Organizers of the Nature Valley Bicycle Festival, which includes the Nature Valley Grand Prix professional bicycle race, have announced a record-setting donation of $38,000 to the Pediatric Hospice and Pain & Palliative Care Program at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, their benefiting charity since 2003. To date, the Nature Valley Bicycle Festival has raised…

Robbie McEwen and Robbie Hunter to Team RadioShack

Sprinters Robbie McEwen and Robbie Hunter are joining Team RadioShack in 2011. Both riders were part of the Pegasus Sports project which failed to get a ProTour or Professional Continental license for the upcoming season and opted to change teams. The negotiations between the Team and riders were settled promptly with both riders keen on…

First impressions

Made it to the center of cross racing: Belgium. A few of you have asked for my first impressions of the races here, so here goes. Please remember that these are colored by my North American viewpoint. One of my first thoughts at the first race was ‘man this is quiet’. It’s one thing to…

Tetrick Starnes To Peanut Butter & Co.TWENTY12

Alison Tetrick Starnes recognized All-American Scholar-Athlete graduate of Abilene Christian University is set to ride for Peanut Butter & Co.TWENTY12 in 2011. Tetrick Starnes, excelled as a NCAA tennis player at Abilene Christian University, where she also earned a B.S. in Biochemistry. She then competed as an elite amateur triathlete post-graduation before she began competitive…

Tuft To Team SpiderTech powered by C10

Cycle Sport Management is proud to announce that Team SpiderTech powered by C10, Canada’s first Professional Continental cycling team has successfully negotiated a deal with Svein Tuft. Former member of the Pro Tour team Garmin and time-trial specialist, Tuft won a silver medal at the 2008 Road World Championships in Varese, Italy and a stage…

Wait There’s More Cross To Come

It was an amazing four days of racing at  the US Cyclocross National Championships where cross lovers came together in something adverse conditions to race and celebrate their sport. So many stories to remember. Watching the 10-12 junior women race in very cold conditions at 8am, lifting bikes that were certainly bigger and maybe heavier…

Racing Cross for a Cause

World Bicycle Relief, a non-profit providing access to independence and livelihood through the power of bicycles, has partnered with a majority of the nation’s top Cyclo-cross racers and Visit Bend to organize activities in the name of philanthropy alongside the Cyclo-cross National Championships in Bend, OR December 10-12th, 2010. The weekend will incorporate a cycling…

Lewis Re-Ups At HTC-Highroad

Craig Lewis, who at the tender age of twenty five, has been a pro for six years, will ride his seventh, hopefully his lucky seventh, year, with his squad of the previous three, HTC-Highroad. Lewis, who has proven himself a rider who can support sprinters on the flats and still ride at the front in…

Cross News

How about a quick round-up of some cross news. UCI Cross Rankings. Four Americans in the top 15 of the Elite Men and Elite Women UCI Cross rankings that came out today. World Champion Zdenek Stybar (Fidea Cycling Team) is still on top with the three Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com riders leading the USA: Tim Johnson…

Cyclocross Race Helping Kids in Need

It’s Thanksgiving Holiday in America, and here’s something that cyclocross racers should be thankful for, and something they can do about it. Imagine you’re scared, hungry, confused and have no real safe place to live. Imagine also that you’re only four years old. Where would you turn? Dr. Frank Troiano, an Indianapolis Internist and Gastroenterologist,…

Engleman To Direct Nature Valley Pro Ride Teams

Michael Engleman, former professional racer and head of the U.S. Women’s Cycling Development Program, will serve as head coach for the Nature Valley Pro Ride teams in 2011. Engleman has worked with some of America’s most successful riders, including Kristin Armstrong, Mara Abbott, Amber Neben and Mari Holden. He raced 10 years as a professional…