Cross Impressions

Where did the season go? Here we are on the eve of the last big weekend of racing this season, the finale of the Exergy US Gran Prix of Cyclocross in Bend, Oregon.  So much has happened since our last Impressions: Ryan Trebon (LTS/Felt) crashed violently on the second day in Louisville which forced him…

Ryan Trebon (LTS/Felt) gritting his teeth at day two of USGP Louisville

The Straight Scoop From Ryan Trebon

He’s going to Europe to race during the Holidays. He’s not going to Europe. He’s done racing. He’s not done. So what is going on with Ryan Trebon (LTS/Felt) who injured his leg during a crash on the second day of the USGP Derby City Cup? “I am not going anywhere until Nationals.” Trebon told…

Keough, Smith Stage Upsets at NBX

The final weekend of the Shimano New England Professional Cyclocross Series presented by Verge kicked off with a bang as two of the best races of the season were decided by a wheel’s width. Perfect weather, with light breezes and temperatures in the high-40s and clear skies were over Goddard Park in Warwick, Rhode Island…

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…

Compton Tops UCI Cross Rankings; Powers Moves Up To 11th

Katie Compton (Rabobank-Giant) still tops the Elite Women’s UCI rankings with 1,900 points following her third place finish at the third World Cup in Koksijde, Belgium. The US National Champion has a 250-point lead on Sanne van Paassen (Brainwash Wielerploeg) of the Netherlands. Katerina Nash (Luna) of the Czech Republic is third and World Champion Marianne…

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…