Powers – “I definitely found the flow”

Reigning US champion Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) notched another win, another C1 win, on Saturday’s USGP Derby City Cup at Eva Bandman Park. This one was important because the race was a dry-run of the 2013 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships coming up in February. Powers’ goal for his first view of the course was to find…

Trebon – “It seemed like a win-win all around”

Lost in the mayhem that is the Sea Otter Classic was the announcement that two-time US National cyclocross champion Ryan Trebon had joined the Cannondale presented by Cyclocrossworld.com team for the 2012/2013 season. In the press release, Trebon stated that “It was kind of an offer I couldn’t refuse to pass up.” We had to…

Johnson – “it’s a whole different ballgame”

Most of the Americans and most other riders in the field were out-gunned on the specialist course in the elite men’s ace at the Cyclocross World Championships in Koksijde, Belgium. Only one rider, Ryan Trebon, finished in the top 20. Surprising outcome after better results this year at World Cups, or were they?

“That’s not unexpected.” veteran Tim Johnson…

Compton Wins Her Eighth National Championship

The outcome was never really in doubt at the Elite/u23 women’s race at the USA Cyclocross National Championships earlier today. Katie Compton (Rabobank-Giant) powered away on the first lap and rode smoothly to claim her eighth national championship in a row.  The big story of the day was the great ride put in by her…

Johnson, Powers And Trebon Talk Nationals

Only three days until the best American cyclocross races battle it out for the Stars and Stripes at the USA Cyclocross National Championships on Sunday in Verona, Wisconsin. There are four strong favorites coming into the race, Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus), Ryan Trebon (LTS/Felt), Tim Johnson (Cannondale-cyclocrossworld.com) and Jonathan Page (Planet Bike). Defending champion Todd…

This One Feels Right For Powers At USGP

Once again, Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) crossed the finish line first at the Exergy US Gran Prix of Cyclocross in Bend, Oregon earlier today but today, there was no early celebration snafu like yesterday’s win. Powers was alone when he crossed the line after dropping Jamey Driscoll (Cannondale-cyclocrossworld.com), double pumping his first before grinning ear to…

Nash Dominates USGP

Making it look easy, Katerina Nash (Luna) took the second victory of the weekend at the Deschutes Brewery Cup and completed her domination of the Exergy US Gran Prix of Cyclocross to also take the overall title. “It’s never easy. I try to keep my serious game on. You’ll never see me walk across the…

Antonneau Talks USGP Bend

Antonneau Talks USGP Bend

Kaitie Antonneau (Cannondale-cyclocrossworld.com) says “Don’t hit the rocks” while sharing her thoughts after pre-riding the course in Bend, Oregon for the Deschutes Brewery Cup, the fourth and final weekend of racing for the Exergy Gran Prix of Cyclocross. Antonneau won her U23 National title on the same course last year, but under very different conditions,…

Driscoll – “It feels freakin good.”

Quietly this past weekend at JingleCross, Jamey Driscoll (Cannondale-cyclocrossworld.com) took his first win of the season on Friday evening on the first day of JingleCross. “It feels freakin good.” a smiling Driscoll told podiuminsight a few minutes after the podium. It wasn’t just his teammate Tim Johnson that was – very publicly – without a…

The Importance of the Pit Strategy

When the course turns to muck which sticks to your bike making it heavier and heavier, getting a clean bike become of prime importance and the work of the mechanics during the race comes to the forefront. “The pit strategy and trying to get a clean bike, that was a big part of it.” said…

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…

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…

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…