Looking back at March

March brought the start of the NRC, the Redlands Bicycle Classic but before that a race on its fifteenth year, the MERCO Credit Union Cycling Classic One of my favorite photos of 2009. It is so beautiful in March in  Merced county with the almond trees in bloom surrounding the hilly roads for the Merco…

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.…

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…

McConneloug, Timmerman Sweep NBX, win NECCS

The final weekend of the Verge New England Championship Cyclo-Cross Series was held in Warwick, Rhode Island with the NBX Grand Prix of Cross. Mary McConneloug (Kenda/Seven/NoTubes) and Dan Timmerman (Richard Sachs/RGM/Radix) swept the weekend to win the overall in the series. Saturday brought a steady rain which on top of an already soft, rooty…

Hump Day News

A quickie news hit for Wednesday: Rock Racing denied UCI Pro Continental Status. Keir Plaice joining Dutch team. MAC finale Capital Cross Classic providing equal payous for Elite Women. And some silliness with JibJab

Bruno-Roy and Powers top USAC

With only two events left on the calendar, Maureen Bruno-Roy (MM Racing/Seven) and Jeremy Powers (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) lead the USA Cycling cross NRC. UCI Rankings update: Katie Compton (Planet Bike) still in the lead.

McConneloug and Powers sweep Sterling

For a second day, Mary McConneloug (Kenda/Seven/NoTubes) and Jeremy Powers (Cannondale/cyclocrossworld.com) were on top of the podiums for Verge NECCS round twelve. With perfect late-fall New England weather and an exciting new spin on a classic course, racers and spectators left Sterling today with an appreciation for the hard work and passion that goes into…