Johnson Wins At JingleCross – Finally!

Finally, we can put all those nicknames aside. Tim Johnson (Cannondale-cyclocrossworld.com) finally won a UCI cross race this season on Sunday at Jingle Cross. Getting some flak for sitting out Saturday’s race on the three day weekend, Johnson came out flying on his bike equipped with disk brakes to take the front, battling only one…

Miller Triumphant In the Muck At JingleCross

Sunday’s big race at JingleCross, the all important C1 race, became a race of who would make the less mistakes on the muddy and course especially after everyone already had two days of tough racing in their legs. In the end, Meredith Miller (CalGiant) was able to overcome a few bobbles, including a bad bike…

Van Gilder and McNicholas Sweep Sterling

Laura Van Gilder (C3 p/b Mellow Mushroom) and Dylan McNicholas (cyclocrossworld.com) picked up big UCI victories today in Sterling, Massachusetts at the finale of the Bay State Cyclocross Weekend. The weather was a bit more seasonally appropriate, with a coating of frost giving the early races fits, as the day went on, the frost cleared…

Wells Claims First Cross Win At Muddy JingleCross

On his penultimate race this season, US Cross Champion Todd Wells (Specialized) finally got his first cross win this year. Though he says that he doesn’t have his top fitness, Saturday’s race was all about finesse, choosing the right line and staying your bike. Hours of overnight rain continuing throughout the day turned the course…

Van Gilder and McNicholas Victors at Bay State

On an unseasonably warm day, New England’s best cyclocross racers invaded the Chocksett Middle School in Sterling, Massachusetts for the first day of the Bay State Cyclocross Weekend. This weekend’s racing, the twelfth and thirteenth races in the Verge New England Cyclo-Cross Series, has traditionally fallen on the last weekend of November and is often…

US Cross Nationals Course Preview

The 2012 and 2013 USA Cyclocross Championships will be held at Badger Prairie Park in Verona, just outside of Madison, Wisconsin.  Organized by the Madison Area Sports Commission and Team Sports Inc., the races will take place January 4-8 culminating with the U23 Men’s race on Saturday and Elite Women’s and Elite Men’s races on…

Antonneau Surging Up

Reigning US U23 National Champion Kaitie Antonneau (Cannondale-cyclocrossworld.com) has been on a tear lately, finishing top 10 in 11 UCI races including her second place this past Sunday at USGP Derby City Cup. With the deepest and strongest field so far this year, 19-year old Antonneau was able to outsmart and out-sprint three of the…

Trebon Grits His Teeth At Louisville

If a Most Courageous jersey was awarded at Sunday’s Exergy US Gran Prix of Cyclocross Derby City Cup, it would have to have gone to Ryan Trebon (LTS/Felt). Going into the second race in Louisville, Trebon was all set for a re-match with Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) but then disaster struck a few hours before the…