MAC Weekend report: Beacon Cross and Cat and Kitten Cross-HPCX

The Beatles could have provided the soundtrack for MAC’s Beacon Cyclocross today. Seattle’s Nick Weighall (California Giant Strawberries – Specialized) outdueled Mike Broderick to win the UCI Elite Men’s division on the long and winding roads through the woods of Bridgeton New Jersey’s Central Park. Meanwhile, Mary McConneloug might well have been singing “You Say…

Compton and Johnson do it again at Boulder Cup

Deja vu all over again at the Boulder Cup, the eighth race of the NACT. The conditions couldn’t have been different to Saturday’s race but that didn’t seem to matter to either US Cross Champion Katie Compton (Planet Bike) nor to Tim Johnson (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) who both did it again, yep they soloed to another win. And Johnson’s boys in green went 1-2-3 again.

Compton and Johnson top NACT Blue Sky Velo Cup

In both the Elite Men’s and Women’s races, the winner soloed to victory on a muddy course at the NACT Blue Sky Velo Cup race in Colorado.  Planet Bike’s Katie Compton continued her undefeated streak in the US as she gets ready to take on Europe on her quest for the old medal at the…

U23 Podium of USGP 4

Podium for Men U23 of Day 2 of Derby City Cup, race #4 of US Gran Prix of cyclocross (USGP). Winner Travis Livermon (Cannondale), 2nd Dave Hackworthy (Ridley), 3rd Jack Hinkens (Ridley). Hackworthy is U23 USGP leader with 4 races to go.

Kaiser leads USGP JR 17-18 in tight race

Halfway through the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross, there’s another tight race for the series lead. This past weekend, Robin Eckmann (Clif Bar) and Cody Kaiser (CalGiant) battled for the jersey in the Men’s Jr 17-18 series. Going into the Derby City Cup, Kaiser had won the two previous races with Eckmann finishing second both…

Bruno-Roy and Timmerman sweep Downeast Cyclocross

The sun shone down on the Verge NECCS Sunday in New Gloucester, but the mud hung like a black cloud over the head of many racers. Maureen Bruno-Roy (MM Racing p/b Seven Cycles) and Dan Timmerman (Richard Sachs/RGM/Radix), on the other hand, had great days in the saddle, each doubling up on the weekend and extending their series leads.

USGP Louisville Day 2 Podium

Men’s Elite podium ceremony of Day 2 of Derby City Cup of the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross (USGP) in Louisville, KY. Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com sweeps podium with Tim Johnson soloing to the win, Jamey Driscoll in second and Jeremy Powers third. Driscoll is new leader in the USGP series with two weekends to go. Canadian Cross Champ Geoff Kabush (Rocky Mountain-Maxxis) gets Most Aggressive. Oh and a kiss too.

Nash and Trebon take over USGP lead

The defending USGP champions Katerina Nash (Luna Chix) and Ryan Trebon (KONA) took the win and the Series Leader’s jerseys at Day One of the USGP Derby City Cup in Louisville, Kentucky. Nash rode away from the field to solo to victory while Trebon fought until the end taking a 2-up sprint against Jamey Driscoll (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) for the win.

Battle Royale At Day 3 of UCI3

Video of day3 of the Cincinnati UCI3 Cyclocross Festival. While Katie Compton (Planet Bike/Stevens) continued her domination in the final race, the Cincinnati UCI3 Harbin Park presented by Biowheels and United Dairy Farmers, it was “battle royale” in the men’s race. Jeremy Powers (Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com) and Ryan Trebon (KONA) went head to head, or is that…

Sun, sand and barriers at day 2 of UCI3

Video of day 2 of the Cincinnati UCI3 Cyclocross Festival where once again, Jeremy Powers (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) and Katie Compton (Planet Bike) soloed to victory at the Java Johnny’s–Lionhearts International, in Middletown, Ohio. Includes interview with Compton and footage of Powers bunny hopping the barriers.

Mud Fest at day 1 of UCI3

Video of Men’s & Women’s cat 1/2 races of Day 1 of the Cincinnati UCI3 Cyclocross Festival where Katie Compton (Planet Bike) and Jeremy Powers (Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com) soloed to win the muddy, slip sliding Darkhorse Cyclo-Stampede in Covington KY. Includes interview with Powers.

Compton and Powers sweep UCI3 weekend

While Katie Compton (Planet Bike/Stevens) continued her domination in the final race Cincinnati UCI3 Cyclocross Festival, the Cincinnati UCI3 Harbin Park presented by Biowheels and United Dairy Farmers, it was “battle royale” in the men’s race. Jeremy Powers (Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com) and Ryan Trebon (KONA) went head to head, or is that mano a mano, for most of the race. Each marking the other until the final turn when Powers hit it and sprinted to victory making it a sweep for the 3-race series. With Photos.

Elite Track Nats: IP, Madison and more

Three more days of racing were held at the 2009 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships at the Home Depot Center velodrome with the finale on Sunday. Let’s recap – and check out the photos over at OTBPhoto On Friday both Taylor Phinney (Trek-Livestrong) and Sarah Hammer (American Track Foundation) caught their opponents in their…