Louisville Invites The World In 2013

“Lewisville,” “Looeyville,” “Looavull,” “Looaville,” and “Luhvull”. Any way you pronounce it, Louisville, Kentucky will be ready for the 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championships. In front of a packed house in Koksijde, Belgium, the folks behind Louisville 2013 offered a warm welcome to the event next year and offered an overview of the venue. Media, cyclocross…

2012 Amgen Tour of California Route

The 2012 Amgen Tour of California route includes a return to Mt Baldy, Big Bear Lake, Bakersfield and LA Live and for the first time one of the favorite NorCal climbs, Mt Diablo, is in. Out are Solvang and Thousand Oaks are out. The seventh-annual event will travel more than 750 miles over eight days…

A Closer Look At The Koksijde Worlds Course

Wow. The video feed doesn’t do justice to the brutality of theCyclocross World Championships course in Koksijde can be under certain conditions. Wednesday morning, with many of you following along on @podium_live, I walked the course to see it first hand. Brutal. Yes, there are the two sand dunes which the course traverses three times – twice for one and a single time for the second one – but there are a lot more sandy sections, uphill, downhill, off camber, all over the course.

USA vs Canada Showdown #2 At Home Depot Velodrome

AEG Facilities’ Home Depot Center Velodrome will host the second installment of the USA vs. Canada Showdown Series on Sunday, January 22 at 6 p.m. The series will pit national team riders from the U.S. and Canadian National Teams in both sprint and endurance races in a free-to-the-public evening event. The U.S. and Canadian National…

No Major Changes To UCI Cross Rankings

The are only eight spots per row at the start of a UCI cyclocross race and those spots are determined by UCI standings. With the World Championships coming up, the next World Cup is of prime importance to try and move up a row. Let’s see where the American and Canadian riders stand with only…

Gratitude And Love

An amazing thing happened on the way home last week from Madison… you, all of you, turned one of the worst days of my life into one of the best days of my life. Though the story starts off personal – something that I shy away from on podiuminsight – it quickly became much bigger…

Compton, Powers Top Americans In UCI Standings

Belgian Champion Sven Nys (Landbouwkrediet) is back on top of the updated UCI Cyclocross standings following the National Championships held this past weekend. Newly crowned USA Cyclocross Champion Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) remains the top American in the standing in 11th with Tim Johnson (Cannondale-cyclocrossworld.com) holding in 17th. Following the end of the US cross season,…

Four To Represent Canada At Cross Worlds

The four cyclists who  will be representing Canada at the 2012 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, held January 28-29, 2012 in Koksijde, Belgium were announced by the Canadian Cycling Association (CCA) today. Canada’s team at the 2012 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships has two riders with previous experience at World Championships. Both Craig Richey of Smithers, BC…

No Major Changes To UCI Rankings

No major changes to the top 5 in the UCI Standings following the World Cup in Namur, Belgium. Katie Compton (Rabobank-Giant) still tops the leaderboard while Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) holds in 11th. Did you know that the USA has the most riders in the standings?

Men’s Transfer-o-rama

Here it is. The transfer-o-rama for the 18 men’s UCI teams registered in Canada and the United States. USA. The 12 Continental Teams are Bissell Cycling, BMC Hincapie Sportswear Development Team, Bontrager Livestrong Team, Chipotle Development Team, Competitive Cyclist Racing Team, Jamis/Sutter Home, Jelly Belly Cycling Team, Kenda/5-Hour Energy Cycling Team, Team Exergy, Team Mountain…

CCA Announces 2012 Road Cycling Calendar

Earlier today, the Canadian Cycling Association (CCA) announced the 2012 Canadian Road Cycling Calendar which includes 12 events, 11 UCI sanctioned, all taking place in the province of Québec. The CCA calendar is highlighted by the 2012 IMMUNITY-FX Canadian Road Championships in Lac-Mégantic, Québec, as well as with the third edition of the UCI World…

Cross Impressions

Where did the season go? Here we are on the eve of the last big weekend of racing this season, the finale of the Exergy US Gran Prix of Cyclocross in Bend, Oregon.  So much has happened since our last Impressions: Ryan Trebon (LTS/Felt) crashed violently on the second day in Louisville which forced him…