Andrew Talansky – back to basics

After a year with the Continental squad Amore e Vita, 21-year old Andrew Talansky is returning to basics for 2010, joining the California Giant/Specialized team, one of five U23 riders in the rejuvenated Elite Amateur squad. You might remember Talansky as the lone chaser behind Daniel Holloway at the Philadelphia International Championships for lap after…

Compton and Johnson win Cross Nationals

Domination, wall of people, noise, drums, technical course, duels, light and shadows, triumph and heartbreak – all at the final races of the US Cyclocross National Championships. Planet Bike’s Katie Compton won her sixth consecutive National Championship and Tim Johnson (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) his third. Photo Gallery of Elite Men and Elite/U23 Women’s races.

Johnson and Nash solo at Mercer Cup II

Solo wins were the words of the day. The expected west-east battle on day 2 of the USGP Mercer Cup didn’t happen as Tim Johnson (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) powered away from the field in the first lap to take another solo win.  Yesterday’s winner Ryan Trebon (KONA) had a terrible start  and battled to move from twentieth…

Trebon and Nash win muddy Mercer Cup

After some entertaining trashtalking on twitter, we finally had the battle between east coast and west coast in today’s USGP Mercer Cup p/b Knapps Cyclery in New Jersey. West coast came out victorious in round one as Ryan Trebon (KONA) dropped Tim Johnson (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) with two laps to go to take the win. The pair…

McConneloug and Driscoll take Cycle-Smart International II

On a glorious day in Northampton MA, with blue skies and warm temperatures, both Mary McConneloug (Kenda/Seven/NoTubes) and Jamey Driscoll (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) soloed to victory at the 19th annual Cycle-Smart International, making it back-to-back wins for McConneloug. The oldest UCI cross race in the United States also marked the tenth round of the Verge New England…

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…

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.

Rules, transfers and team news

Here we go, transfer season as started with news slowly trickling in of who is going where… or not.  As soon more information can be shared publicly, the 2010 Transfer-o-rama will be published. Why these rules? But before that, let’s take a look at the rules that impact team composition for UCI Continental Teams registered…

Olds and Reaney win SugarCRM Memorial Day Crit

Both the pro/1/2 men’s and women’s races at the SugarCRM Memorial Day Criterium came down to bunch sprints. Proman’s Shelley Olds won the bunch sprint crossed the line ahead of Ruth Corset (Jazz Apples) and Mary Ellen Ash (SugarCRM). Steve Reaney (California Giant-Specialized) claimed victory in the men’s race besting Kevin Klein (Klein Real Estate) and BMC’s Jackson Stewart in the final field sprint. Photos.