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Tom Hopper – “the most important is just listening to your rider”

Posted on 02. Dec, 2011 by .

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When Jeremy Powers made to move to headline the Rapha Focus Cyclocross team this year, he brought along ace mechanic Tom Hopper to support him. “When I was looking for someone to could fill Stu’s shoes I knew that wasn’t going to be an easy task.” Powers told podiuminsight. “Tom worked at the Protour level [...]

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Miller Triumphant In the Muck At JingleCross

Posted on 28. Nov, 2011 by .

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Sunday’s big race at JingleCross, the all important C1 race, became a race of who would make the less mistakes on the muddy and course especially after everyone already had two days of tough racing in their legs. In the end, Meredith Miller (CalGiant) was able to overcome a few bobbles, including a bad bike [...]

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Wells Claims First Cross Win At Muddy JingleCross

Posted on 26. Nov, 2011 by .

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On his penultimate race this season, US Cross Champion Todd Wells (Specialized) finally got his first cross win this year. Though he says that he doesn’t have his top fitness, Saturday’s race was all about finesse, choosing the right line and staying your bike. Hours of overnight rain continuing throughout the day turned the course [...]

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Driscoll Solos To Win JingleCross Day One

Posted on 26. Nov, 2011 by .

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Finally, a win for Cannondale-cyclocrossworld. Jamey Driscoll soloed to win Jingle Cross Rock on Friday night after dropping his teammate Tim Johnson. After an early bobble, Chris Jones (Rapha-Focus) mounted a determined chase to finish second. Johnson was third.

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Behind THE Barriers Episode 9

Posted on 25. Nov, 2011 by .

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It’s back to Plzeň, Czech Republic for the season’s first UCI World Cup for Behind THE Barriers’ 9th episode! After nearly a week of preparation (as seen in Episode 8), Jeremy Powers’ ready to go.

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A Day In The Life Of … Rapha-Focus Mechanics

Posted on 22. Nov, 2011 by .

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Following the Rapha-Focus cyclocross team mechanics Tom Hopper and Brian Dallas, who is also the team’s operations manager, at day two of the Exergy US Gran Prix of Cyclocross Derby City Cup in Louisville.

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Behind Behind THE Barriers with Sam Smith

Posted on 17. Nov, 2011 by .

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The innovative Behind THE Barriers web series broke new ground last year when Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) showed that there is a lot more than racing  at cyclocross races.  Powers along with producer/director Sam Smith started off to do only a few episodes but they were so well-received that Powers & Smith ended up covering almost [...]

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Behind THE Barriers Episode 8

Posted on 15. Nov, 2011 by .

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For the first time ever, Behind THE Barriers crosses the Atlantic Ocean! Season 2 Episode 8 follows Jeremy Powers and the Rapha-Focus crew to Plzeň, Czech Republic for the first World Cup on the UCI Calendar.

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Powers Sweeps Louisville, Takes Over USGP Lead

Posted on 14. Nov, 2011 by .

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Once again, Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) was duking it out at the front of a cross race, but this time it was against US Cross Champion Todd Wells (Specialized) at day two of the Exergy US Gran Prix of Cyclocross Derby City Cup.  On Saturday, Powers had been locked in a duel with Ryan Trebon (LTS/Felt) [...]

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A Tale Of Two Men, Powers and Trebon, At USGP

Posted on 12. Nov, 2011 by .

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The opener of the third weekend of the Exergy US Gran Prix quickly became a battle of two riders, as has happened at most of the US races this year. On one side, Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) and on the other Ryan Trebon (LTS/Felt). On the first lap around the 3.5-km course, the longest allowed distance [...]

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