Transfer News Roundup

It’s that time of year again, the so-called silly season – though there really is nothing silly about it – when riders and teams announce transfer news  and contract renewals. Here’s a quick roundup of the info so far: Merger. The biggest news has to be the merger of the Inferno Racing and On The…

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…

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…

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…

Van Der Haar Sprints For The Win At CrossVegas

The raucous crowd at the Men’s Elite race at CrossVegas was treated to a show of tactics when top American and European stars traded blows. In the end, a youngster snatched the victory. Current under23 Cyclocross World Champion Lars van der Haar (Rabobank) took the win a very tight three-way sprint that came down to…

Driscoll’s Move Nabs Most Courageous Jersey

With a shortened flat stage, the formula was somewhat formulaic today, an early break reeled in before the finishing circuits followed by the final bunch sprint. So why do it? Why put your nose in the wind? The possibility, though very slim, that the move might make it to the line and especially in Monday’s…

Exceptional Day At Worlds For Page

“I had an exceptional day, I really did.” American Jonathan Page said at the end of the Cyclocross World Championships. On great form, Page made the selection into the lead group when bad luck, yes more bad luck for the 34-year old, in the form of a flat. A bike change, and the chase was…

Johnson Wants Better

“As Americans we get a lot of shit, complaining about the rankings. What did I get today, 15th, 16th?I’m ranked 15th in the world, perfect. I want better, I really want better.” Tim Johnson said after he crossed the finish line in 16th place at the Hoogerheide World Cup. Earlier this cross season, the Americans…

Perfection For Wells, Heartbreak For Powers

What a finale in Bend for the US Cyclocross National Championships. Perfection and heartbreak in the same race. Perfection for Todd Wells (Specialized) who claimed his third Stars-and-Stripes jersey. He previously won in 2001 and 2005. And for 2010, Wells adds cyclocross to his national titles in cross country and short track mountain biking. “It’s…

Kabush Best In Fort Collins

The Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com streak has been broken at the Greenware US Gran Prix of Cyclocross and it took a Canadian to do it.  Geoff Kabush (Rocky Mountain-Maxxis) was obviously the strongest at the muddy, slippery New Belgium Cup race today where he took his first cross win since 2005. “It’s been a frustrating couple…

One more time for Johnson and Dombroski in Southampton

They did it again. The boys in green swept another podium and another weekend. Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com’s Tim Johnson won the battle against his own teammate Jeremy Powers to take back-to-back wins at Whitmore Landscaping Super Cross Cup in Southampton NY. Jamey Driscoll was third to make it another sweep. Amy Dombroski (Schlamm-Clement-Mootry) sweeps weekend with Georgia Gould (Luna) in second and Kelli Emmett (Giant MTB) in third.

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…