Time to Focus on World Cup For Powers

Mid-way through the season and it’s time for American ‘cross champion Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) to “make some more decisions.” The 29-year old rider has had an amazing start to the season, winning decisively all the six C1 races that he entered and also claiming five C2 victories. But he did not get the desired finish…

Powers – “I definitely found the flow”

Reigning US champion Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) notched another win, another C1 win, on Saturday’s USGP Derby City Cup at Eva Bandman Park. This one was important because the race was a dry-run of the 2013 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships coming up in February. Powers’ goal for his first view of the course was to find…

Can Powers crack top 5 at a World Cup?

Reigning USA cyclocross champion Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) started off his cross season with back-to-back decisive victories at CrossVegas and the first day of USGP Planet Bike Cup. Not only did he power away from a stacked field but he did it at C1 races. Those races matter because they not only offer more money but…

Powers Solos To Win At CrossVegas

U.S. National Champion Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) continued where he left off last year by taking a decisive win to claim his first ever CrossVegas on Wednesday night. “That was a hard day. I’ve been thinking about that for about a month now and to finally pull it off, it feels really, really good. ” Powers…

The Grand Fundo: A Resounding Success

With his Grand Fundo, Jeremy Powers, professional rider for the Jelly Belly Cycling Team p/b Kenda and the Rapha-Focus professional cyclocross team, wanted to create a perfect day on the bike. “It’s got everything Al, Mukunda and I want in a ride, from the route to the organization, the riders and even the food. When…

One On One With Zach McDonald

Don’t let the seemingly lackadaisical attitude (or the hairy legs) from the youngest member of the Rapha Focus Cyclocross team fool you, he is serious about his racing just as he is serious about his schooling. And there’s the rub for the 20-year old (almost 21) Zach McDonald who might soon be facing a tough…

McDonald Chases Back To 12th At U23 Cross Worlds

While three riders at the front of the race were locked in a battle for the rainbow stripes, American Zach McDonald was also in a battle, one against time. After a bad start, McDonald put in an amazing surge to move up from the mid 30s in the field to ultimately cross the line in 12th place at the U23 Cyclocross World Championships in Koksijde, Belgium on Saturday afternoon.

Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) pre-riding the Koksijde Worlds Course on Wednesday morning

Powers – “it’s a bit of a crapshoot”

There’s one more race on the schedule to close out USA Cyclocross National Champion Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) most successful season ever, and it’s the big one, the World Championships this weekend on the tough sandy course in Koksijde. The race is held on the same course where he finished 31st at last November’s World Cup.

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,…

McDonald Crushes U23 Cross Nationals

There are no other words to describe what Zach McDonald (Rapha Focus) did at the USA Cyclocross National Championships on Saturday. He dropped everyone early on in the race, pushed the pace for the next four laps to cross the finish line with over two minutes on second place. What was going through his mind…

Johnson, Powers And Trebon Talk Nationals

Only three days until the best American cyclocross races battle it out for the Stars and Stripes at the USA Cyclocross National Championships on Sunday in Verona, Wisconsin. There are four strong favorites coming into the race, Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus), Ryan Trebon (LTS/Felt), Tim Johnson (Cannondale-cyclocrossworld.com) and Jonathan Page (Planet Bike). Defending champion Todd…

Trebon Sweeps Chicago CX Weekend

It’s official Ryan Trebon (LTS/Felt) is back, he announced loud and clear with his win on day two for a sweep of the Chicago Cyclocross Cup New Year’s Resolution weekend. His leg is recovered and his fitness is good after seven weeks away from racing but the way he won on Sunday was completely different.…

Trebon Returns With A Bang At Chicago CX

Everyone knew that the course with its straightaways and slow heavy mud, a power course, was fitted Ryan Trebon (LTS/Felt)’s skills perfectly but no one knew if the leg was okay. Well, Trebon answered that question with a bang on New Year’s Eve at the Chicago Cyclocross Cup New Year’s Resolution race. The tall rider…

Matter Vs Rapha Focus

With cheers of ‘go Brian’ heard around the golf course, Brian Matter (Gear Grinder) found himself in battle for the podium with one and then two Rapha-Focus teammates on Saturday’s Chicago Cyclocross Cup New Year’s Resolution. Though the Wisconsin-resident was definitely the crowd favorite, he was not able to match the 1-2 punch thrown at…

One On One With Chris Jones

A roadie first, Chris Jones, of Team Rapha Focus, is no slouch at cross racing. Forced off his bike at the beginning of the cross season due to an injury sustained at the Tour of Britain, he came back strong in the latter part of the cross season. One such race was Friday night at…

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…