Powers Is The US National Champion

Finally Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) won the USA Cyclocross National Championships in Madison today. He came into the pavement surrounded by a wall of sound from the crowd and raised in arm in victory. Finally, after years of coming close but never getting the Stars and Stripes – until now. The emotions came pouring out,…

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…

It All Comes Down To Worlds for Page

Another weekend of ups and downs for American cross racer Jonathan Page (Planet Bike). On Saturday, Page raced at the front and finished 5th Kasteelcross Zonnebeke but then bad luck, once again, at the Hoogerheide World Cup. Page was in the main chase group behind Zdenek Stybar (Telenet-Fidea) who was off the front when he…

Albert Wins Over Unlucky Nys At Azencross

A case of deja-vu all over again in the men’s race at the GVA Azencross. The huge crowd was massed all over the course, sometimes five deep in not more, to watch the battle. With the Belgian Championships coming up the crowd was watching for a duel between Niels Albert (BKCP-Powerplus) and Sven Nys (Landbouwkrediet).…

Queen Katie Wins Her Seventh National Cross Title

Favorite going into the race, reigning US National Cyclocross champion Katie Compton (Planet Bike) added a seventh title to her unbeaten streak. “It’s National Championships, I love winning, I’m glad I got a seventh. Every year is special, every year is hard, it’s a good day. I’m happy.” a smiling Compton said seconds after the…

Compton Easily Wins New Belgium Cup

Katie Compton (Planet Bike/Stevens) grabbed the lead early and held on to it to easily to win the second day of the Greenware US Gran Prix of Cyclocross New Belgium Cup. “The course was a little different today,” stated Compton. “I could apply more power and I felt better today. I did not make as…

Racing Against Compton

When you see Katie Compton (Planet Bike/Stevens) line up for a UCI cross race in the US, you can be sure of two things, first she will attack and second she will get away from the field to win. She did it in December to win her sixth US National cyclocross title, and she did…

Compton Delivers At Hot Day 1 Of UCI3

With six-time and reigning US National Champion Katie Compton (Planet Bike) in the race, the battle quickly moved on to the rest of the podium. Yep, Compton remains undefeated in the US as she soloed to win at Panther Stampede presented by Darkhorse Racing, day 1 of the UCI1 Cincinnati Cyclocross Festival. It was a…

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…

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,…

Compton and Johnson win Cross Nationals

Domination, wall of people, noise, drums, technical course, duels, light and shadows, triumph and heartbreak – all at the final races of the US Cyclocross National Championships. Planet Bike’s Katie Compton won her sixth consecutive National Championship and Tim Johnson (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) his third. Photo Gallery of Elite Men and Elite/U23 Women’s races.

Welcome back Jonathan

After racing in Europe, Jonathan Page is back in the United States on the hunt for another Stars and Stripes. The 33-year old has won three times before, in 2002, 2003 and 2004, and wants to win it again. Page is a rare breed of American racers as cross is his day job, the way…

Katie Compton aiming for the gold

Current US Cross Champion Katie Compton of Planet Bike makes no bones about it, she’s going for the rainbow jersey this year. Her goal is to win the Cross World Championship to be held in Tabor, Czech Republic at the end of January. “I’m so close to having a World Championship and I really want…

Sun, sand and barriers at day 2 of UCI3

Video of day 2 of the Cincinnati UCI3 Cyclocross Festival where once again, Jeremy Powers (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) and Katie Compton (Planet Bike) soloed to victory at the Java Johnny’s–Lionhearts International, in Middletown, Ohio. Includes interview with Compton and footage of Powers bunny hopping the barriers.