KK Santos takes to the front at OVCX Promotion CX Lexington by Kent Baumgardt

Santos, Petrov Hot In OVCX Lexington Ice Storm

An overnight ice storm in Lexington extended the “Did Not Start” lists in all categories.  Those who chose to brave the slick roads to the Zipp OVCX Series’ Commonweath Eye Surgery Promotion Cross race presented by Lexington’s Crankworks Bicycles were greeted with a crisp crust of ice on top of 3-4 inches of mud.  Bikes…

Men's Elite Podium Cincy 3 Harbin Day 3 by Joe Bellante

Nash, Johnson Win Cincy3 CX Festival Finale

Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team) and Tim Johnson (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) wrapped up three days of UCI racing in the Cincinnati metro area with their second wins of the weekend at Harbin Park during the final day of the Toyota Cincy3 CX Festival presented by Cincinnati Cyclocross, United Dairy Farmers, Zipp and Reece-Campbell, Inc. A high pressure…

Katerina Nash (Luna) wins Cincy3 CX Festival Day One - photo by Kent Baumgardt

Nash, Trebon Top Cincy3 CX Festival Day One

Despite a half inch of rainfall Halloween night to make the course’s steep hill and twisting off-camber sections slick, Katerina Nash (Luna) and Ryan Trebon (Cannondale p/b cyclocrossworld.com)  had the skills to conquer day one of the Toyota Cincy3 CX Festival (C2) just across the Ohio River from downtown Cincinnati presented by Cincinnati Cyclocross, United…

Rain shrouds the finish at OVCX Gun Club Cross - photo by Kent Baumgardt

Knapp, Woodring Win Muddy OVCX Gun Club Cross

Derailleur hangers snapped.  Disc brakes disintegrated.  Still hundreds turned out in raingear and rubber boots and stepped out from their team tents to race, cheer and heckle at Zipp OVCX Series Race #3, Gun Club Cross, in Cincinnati this past weekend.   According to Weather.com, between Saturday and race day Sunday, Cincinnati received a deluge…

The pits were busy at OVCX #2 St Mary's - photo by Kent Baumgardt

Knapp and Woodring Master OVCX Mud

What appeared to be a passing line of light showers turned into an all-day fun-in-the-mud drenching at the Zipp OVCX Series Race #2, St. Mary’s Child Center CX, in Indianapolis.  Ryan Knapp (Pony Shop) proved untouchable from the whistle, finessed his bike through slick off camber hairpins and held a 20 second gap to the…

Promoters Upping the Ante in the Midwest

A friendly and informal game of one-upsmanship between promoters is pushing the Zipp OVCX Tour presented by Papa John’s to new levels of quality and fun, and could be benefiting all types of bike racing and riding in the three-state Ohio Valley region. And it’s enjoyable to watch the creativity develop in this relatively young…