Small, Potent Cross Team For CalGiant/Specialized

California Giant Berry Farms has sponsored a cycling team for twelve years, starting with road and added cross a few seasons back with resounding success. And they are back. The California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized is back with a strong mix of youth and experience in their cross team to tackle what promises to be an…

Boulder, Austin And Asheville Each Get USA Cross Nationals

Three cities were bidding to get the USA Cyclocross National Championships for 2014 and 2015, three strong bids each with a different flavor and in the end, USA Cycling decided to award each with one year: Boulder, Colorado will host the 2014 Championships, Austin,Texas the 2015 and Asheville, North Carolina the 2016 USA Cyclocross National…

One On One With Amy Dombroski

In 2011 American Amy Dombroski made the big decision to move and live to Belgium for the cross season, a season of highs and lows and lessons learned for the diminutive 24-year old from Vermont. And she is not done with her season with one final race coming up this weekend, final GVA race in…

Louisville Invites The World In 2013

“Lewisville,” “Looeyville,” “Looavull,” “Looaville,” and “Luhvull”. Any way you pronounce it, Louisville, Kentucky will be ready for the 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championships. In front of a packed house in Koksijde, Belgium, the folks behind Louisville 2013 offered a warm welcome to the event next year and offered an overview of the venue. Media, cyclocross…

One On One With Zach McDonald

Don’t let the seemingly lackadaisical attitude (or the hairy legs) from the youngest member of the Rapha Focus Cyclocross team fool you, he is serious about his racing just as he is serious about his schooling. And there’s the rub for the 20-year old (almost 21) Zach McDonald who might soon be facing a tough…

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Final Notes On Cross Worlds

Insanity. Chaos. A sea of people. Beer. Frites. Color. Sand. Elbows. The Cyclocross World Championships were all that and more. That’s what happens when you pack 53,000 people in a small area, with lots of beer tents and cyclocross racing in West Flanders, Belgium. You think you’re prepared after attending World Cup races in Belgium and even the World Championships in Germany, but Koksijde took it to a whole other level – for the racers and for the media. Here are some of the obstacles that we had to overcome.

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…

Tough Day For Compton At Cross Worlds

Tough day for one of the pre-race favorites, Katie Compton at the Cyclocross World Championships in Koksijde, Belgium on Sunday. The goal was the rainbow stripes for the American who has come so very close in the past but she had to settle for fifth place.

Albert Leads Belgian Crush At Cross Worlds

In front of a record crowd, 53,000 fans, the Belgians crushed the Elite Men’s race at the Cyclocross World Championships in Koksijde on Sunday when they took the first seven spots at the finish. At the front, with his second rainbow jersey of his career was Niels Albert who led from start to finish.

McDonald Chases Back To 12th At U23 Cross Worlds

While three riders at the front of the race were locked in a battle for the rainbow stripes, American Zach McDonald was also in a battle, one against time. After a bad start, McDonald put in an amazing surge to move up from the mid 30s in the field to ultimately cross the line in 12th place at the U23 Cyclocross World Championships in Koksijde, Belgium on Saturday afternoon.

Van der Haar Repeats As U23 Cross World Champion

The Belgian media was impatiently waiting for one man at the post-race press conference for the u23 Men’s Cyclocross World Championships in Koksijde, Belgium. And it wasn’t the World Champion Lars van der Haar of the Netherlands that they were waiting for. That man was second place Wietse Bosmans who let the opportunity of a lifetime crumble away on the final lap when he didn’t attack when his rival bobbled on a sandy climb.

Dillman Top American Junior At Cross Worlds

For the second year in a row, Drew Dillman was the top American Men Junior rider at the Cyclocross World Championships on Saturday. On the sandy and very tough course at Koksijde, Belgium, Dillman finished 14th besting his result of 21st last year. Both he and USA Jr Cross Champion Logan Owen rode together for most of the race until Dillman was able to pull away on a downhill sandy section on the final lap.