Van Gilder and Lindine Take Victories at Nor’easter ‘Cross

Laura Van Gilder (C3/Athletes Serving Athletes) and Justin Lindine (bikereg.com/Joe’s Garage/Scott) powered their way to wins at Nor’easter ‘Cross presented by Smartwool and Cycle-Smart on Saturday. This first-year UCI race at Loon Mountain in Lincoln, New Hampshire took full advantage of the terrain by mixing two challenging climbs, several off-camber descents, two run-ups and two…

Johnson Leads 1-2 Punch And Takes Over USGP Lead

Once again, the Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com attacked and attacked hard on the second day of the Planet Bike Cup, the first weekend of the Greenware US Gran Prix of Cyclocross. In a reverse from Saturday’s race, US National Champion Tim Johnson flew away from the field to win solo while his teammate Jeremy Powers also…

Compton Sweeps Planet Bike Cup

6-time and reigning US National Champion Katie Compton (Planet Bike/Stevens) continued to dominate the US cross scene on day 2 of Planet Bike Cup, the first of four weekends of the Greenware US Gran Prix of Cyclocross. Once again, on a sunny Sunday afternoon in Sun Prairie WI, she escaped solo to claim back-to-back victories,…

Powers Crushes USGP Opener

What a ride from Jeremy Powers of the Cannondale presented by Cyclocrossworld.com team at the first race of the Greenware US Gran Prix of Cyclocross. His teammate, US National Cross Champion Tim Johnson who finished second,  described it as “perfect”. See photo gallery. Taking the holeshot, Powers led from the start to the finish, bunny…

Compton Solos To Win USGP Opener

Deja vu all over again. Picking up where she left last year, Katie Compton (Planet Bike) solo’ed to win the opener of the Greenware US Gran Prix of Cyclocross, day one of the Planet Bike Cup in Sun Prairie, WI.  Following her injury at the Mountain Bike World Championships and her decision to skip CrossVegas,…

Nash, Mourey Top CrossVegas

Under a full moon, with the lights of Las Vegas shimmering in the distance, Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) and Francis Mourey (FDJ) took the win in on Wednesday night in what could be the last CrossVegas. The two races could not have been different with the winner in the women’s race self-evident while it…

Charm City: Second Verse Same As The First?

Sunny skies, dry, fast racing and a technical parcours greeted 1200 Champion System MAC racers for the Charm City Cross Weekend held at historic Druid Hill Park in the heart of Baltimore, Maryland. The park, one of the oldest in America, is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, and the Charm City Cross weekend has…

King Crowned US Pro Champion

In an amazing show of grit and determination, after spending the whole race off the front, first in a 3-rider break then solo, Benjamin King of Trek-Livestrong, held off a chase group to win the US Pro Road Race in Greenville SC on Sunday.  Making that two titles for the U23 development team following Taylor…

Phinney Wins US Pro TT

A story almost as old as time itself, the young up-and-comer taking on and beating the veteran. In his first US Pro Time Trial, phenom Taylor Phinney (Trek-Livestrong U23) beat veteran Levi Leipheimer (Team Radioshack) by hundreds of a second, a difference of only 0.14 seconds separated the two riders after 20.7 miles (33.3 km)…