Wellens Dominant In USGP Mudfest

The Belgians were praying for rain and boy did it get it for Sunday’s race in Sun Prairie, WI. The day started off with rain and more rain turning the Sun Planet Bike Cup course in a mudfest and then the sky opened again just as the men’s 60-minute race started. And Belgian Bart Wellens…

Eckmann Aims For Podium At Cross Worlds

There was another sweep this weekend at Planet Bike Cup, Yannick Eckmann, now riding for Hot Tubes, came out all barrels firing in the Men Jr 17/18 races. On both days, he caught and passed the Masters 45+ field that had started 30 seconds prior and went on to solo to victory. The defending USGP…

Knee Is Better For Compton, Time To Race

When 6-time and reigning US National Champion Katie Compton (Planet Bike/Stevens) lined up at the start of the first race of the Greenware US Gran Prix of Cyclocross, she barely had any training rides in her legs for the past month. Compton was forced off her bike following a crash on the Mountain Bike World…

Johnson Leads 1-2 Punch And Takes Over USGP Lead

Once again, the Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com attacked and attacked hard on the second day of the Planet Bike Cup, the first weekend of the Greenware US Gran Prix of Cyclocross. In a reverse from Saturday’s race, US National Champion Tim Johnson flew away from the field to win solo while his teammate Jeremy Powers also…

Compton Sweeps Planet Bike Cup

6-time and reigning US National Champion Katie Compton (Planet Bike/Stevens) continued to dominate the US cross scene on day 2 of Planet Bike Cup, the first of four weekends of the Greenware US Gran Prix of Cyclocross. Once again, on a sunny Sunday afternoon in Sun Prairie WI, she escaped solo to claim back-to-back victories,…

Powers Crushes USGP Opener

What a ride from Jeremy Powers of the Cannondale presented by Cyclocrossworld.com team at the first race of the Greenware US Gran Prix of Cyclocross. His teammate, US National Cross Champion Tim Johnson who finished second,  described it as “perfect”. See photo gallery. Taking the holeshot, Powers led from the start to the finish, bunny…

Compton Solos To Win USGP Opener

Deja vu all over again. Picking up where she left last year, Katie Compton (Planet Bike) solo’ed to win the opener of the Greenware US Gran Prix of Cyclocross, day one of the Planet Bike Cup in Sun Prairie, WI.  Following her injury at the Mountain Bike World Championships and her decision to skip CrossVegas,…