Luke Keough Makes It Two At Cycle-Smart International

Taking advantage of a bobble, Luke Keough (Champion Systems p/b Keough Cyclocross) took off flying from the 3-rider lead group and soloed to victory at 20th Cycle-Smart International. That made it a sweep for the 19-year old Keough who is younger than the oldest running UCI cross race in the US.  Twenty-five seconds later,  race…

Van Gilder Sweeps Cycle-Smart International

It was on for the start and the attacks didn’t stop in the Elite Women’s race on day 2 of the 20th Cycle-Smart International. A modified course with longer power straighaways, one less steep runup and wind led to a strong group splintering off on the first lap. The first riders then attacked each other,…

On Tap: 20th Cycle-Smart International

This weekend, Look Park in Northampton, Massachusetts will host the 20th annual Cycle-Smart International, rounds 5 and 6 of the Verge New England Championship Cyclo-Cross Series Presented by Cycle-Smart. In keeping with years past, the organizers of the oldest UCI race in North America are taking full advantage of the terrain at Look Park with its fast grass with Velcro-like turns, the tight woods section on the upper level, fast descents with tricky lines and challenging run-ups.

Bikes Not Bombs Joins Cycle-Smart

Pro road and cyclo-cross racer Adam Myerson and Cycle-Smart have added an unusual name to their jerseys – Bikes Not Bombs. Adam has granted this Boston-based nonprofit a free sponsorship to promote the organization’s local youth bicycle programs and international development work. In a meeting with Bikes Not Bombs staff, Adam explains: “Cycling as a…

Adam Myerson (Mt Khakis) at the start of stage 3 of the Alexian Bros Tour of Elk Grove

Myerson Is Back In The Saddle

Just as the important to his team criterium season was heating up, Adam Myerson of Team Mountain Khakis f/b Jittery Joe’s went down hard at the Giro d’Grafton, a race in the USA Crits Series, and broke a bone in his left wrist. Six weeks later, the man who “doesn’t like to take breaks” was…

Highlights of Cycle-Smart International I

Highlights of the Cycle-Smart International I cyclocross race held in Northampton MA on Saturday November 7 2009. Mary McConneloug soloed to victory in Women’s Elite race and local Jeremy Powers dropped his teammate and the other member of lead group Jamey Driscoll in final meters to take the win in Men’s Elite.

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…

Powers and McConneloug win in Northampton

Under clear blue skies, Local boy Jeremy Powers of Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com did his family and friends proud, taking the win at 19th annual Cycle-Smart International in Northampton MA, the 9th round of the Verge NECCS.  Powers attacked the other rider in the lead group, his teammate Jamey Driscoll, in the final hundred meters to savor the…

On Tap: NECCS Cycle-Smart International

Two UCI cross races on tap this weekend in the US, the Cycle-Smart International I & II, held at Look Park in Northampton, MA. The 19th edition of the race comprises rounds nine and ten of the Verge New England Championship Cyclo-Cross Series. With over twenty years of cyclocross experience between them, course designers JD…