Compton Tops UCI Cross Rankings; Powers Moves Up To 11th

Katie Compton (Rabobank-Giant) still tops the Elite Women’s UCI rankings with 1,900 points following her third place finish at the third World Cup in Koksijde, Belgium. The US National Champion has a 250-point lead on Sanne van Paassen (Brainwash Wielerploeg) of the Netherlands. Katerina Nash (Luna) of the Czech Republic is third and World Champion Marianne…

Louisville Is Definitely A World Caliber Course

Last weekend, everyone was curious to see if the new course at the Eva Bandman Park in Louisville could deliver a high quality, world championship-level course for the Exergy US Gran Prix of Cyclocross weekend. And boy did the Louisville 2013 folks deliver. “Definitely world caliber, definitely one of the hardest courses we’ve done in…

Cross Impressions After Two Months

One month into the cross season and the third weekend of both the Exergy US Gran Prix of Cyclocross (USGP) is upon us. Pretty much everyone is in Louisville to check out the course in preparation for 2013 World Championships. And it’s a fun long course, with a combination of technical and power sections. On…

CalGiant Bolsters Roster for 2012 Road Season

California Giant Berry Farm’s/Specialized announced that brothers Yannick and Robin Eckmann, Stephen Leece and Sam Bassetti have signed onto the 2012 road team. Ranging in age from 17 to 20 years old, the four espoir riders bolster the existing squad for the upcoming season. “We’re excited to bring in four more young up-and-coming riders.” Team…

FCS|Rouse Roster for 2012

Early in September, FCS announced the merger of its Elite Women’s Cycling Team and Rouse Bicycles’ Elite Women’s Cycling Team to create the FCSΙRouse Cycling Team, which is expected to be a strong contender in the women’s peloton on the National level in 2012. Chris Cornetto, owner of Rouse Bicycles, will be managing the team,…

Hincapie Sportswear, BMC and Holowesko Partners Create Professional U23 Continental Team

Hincapie Sportswear, BMC and Holowesko Partners have expanded their support of development cycling by creating a professional Under 23 development team for the 2012 racing season. The new BMC-Hincapie Sportswear Team is registered with USA Cycling as a UCI continental team and is the official development program for the BMC Racing Team. “I strongly believe…

Kabush Looking For Sponsor

One of the most successful riders on the North American mountain bike circuit with 75 career medals and 16-times US National XC wins, Canadian Geoff Kabush found out today that Rocky Mountain will be not be continuing as one of his co-title sponsors for 2012. He announced it to the world with a single tweet…

Shimano NEPCX – Midseason report

Halfway through the inaugural Shimano New England Professional Cyclocross Series presented by Verge, it’s clear why some of the top racers in the world have set their targets on New England’s professional series. As the Shimano Series lays its foundation on the heritage of cyclocross in New England it was only natural that first weekend…

A Closer Look At UCI Standings

Yesterday, the UCI issued the first Cyclocross Rankings of the 2011/12 season causing a surprise to many. The updated rules, which included how the rankings would be calculated, were issued this past summer and were missed by many – including yours truly. The UCI ranking (or classification) is of prime importance because it is used…