Mani – Learning To Win Again

That win at Spooky Cross on Saturday night was a long time coming for French National Cyclocross Champion Caroline Mani. 279 days long to be exact since she won Le Tricolore in Lanarvily. “Yesterday I was thinking, oh I really need to learn again how to win, because it’s nice to have a good race…

Trebon – “Better than the Ryan of old”

Ryan Trebon (LTS/Felt) came into the fourth and final race of the UCI series Cross After Dark with a chance at taking the overall with series leader Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) racing in Europe. But he wasn’t the only one, Ben Berden (Ops Ale-Stoemper) also had his eye on the overall win. With Berden leading Trebon…

Jones – “I get better every day”

The two days of racing at Spooky Cross couldn’t have gone any differently for Chris Jones (Rapha-Focus), though it is hard to tell by just looking at the results with two top five to his credit. On Saturday’s night race, the finale of the Cross After Dark series, Jones had a good position in the…

Trebon Sweeps SpookyCross

Once again, the fight for the top step quickly came down to two men at day two of the Spooky Cross weekend in Irvine, California. Except that this time it was Ryan Trebon (LTS/Felt) and US Cross National Champion Todd Wells (Specialized) who were duking it out for the victory. Wells took the holeshot but…

Mani Dominates SpookyCross

It was a one woman show at the Spooky Cross weekend where French National Champion Caroline Mani dominated the racing, solo’ing to the win on both days. After a short recovery period for all following Saturday’s night race, Mani shot out once again to take the holeshot. Pushing the pace, she quickly distanced all but…

Trebon Wins Tactical SpookyCross

The Cross After Dark series finale was a game of tactics in a winner take all scenario at Saturday night’s SpookyCross. The duel was on between Ryan Trebon (LTS/Felt) and Ben Berden (Ops Ale-Stoemper) who were off the front within three laps of the fast course in dry and warm conditions. But the two were…

Mani Solo’s To Nab SpookyCross

French National Champion Caroline Mani jokingly made a cut-throat gesture to Sue Butler (River City Bicycles) on the start line on Saturday night. Was she really joking however?  Mani simply never gave a chance to her competitors at SpookyCross, the finale of the Cross After Dark series. Mani claimed the holeshot and quickly hit the…