Nys Satisfied With Second At St Wendel

“Stybar was too strong.”  The always pro king of cross Sven Nys summed it up perfectly after the Cyclocross World Championships where he finished second to defending champion Zdenek Stybar. The duel came to take place Stybar vs Nys, Czech vs Belgian, 25-year old vs 34-year old. The two marked each other from the first…

Exceptional Day At Worlds For Page

“I had an exceptional day, I really did.” American Jonathan Page said at the end of the Cyclocross World Championships. On great form, Page made the selection into the lead group when bad luck, yes more bad luck for the 34-year old, in the form of a flat. A bike change, and the chase was…

Vos Makes It Three In A Row

Marianne Vos, of the Netherlands, waited until the final lap to unleash an attack that no one could match to win her third consecutive (and fourth) Cyclocross World Championships. Behind her, a very disappointed Katie Compton (USA) took second and a very happy Katerina Nash (CZE) was third. “They’re all great, the last one is…

Van der Haar Claims U23 Rainbow

After winning the World Cup overall and the European Cyclocross Championships, Dutch Lars van der Haar can now add the rainbow jersey to his collection. Van der Haar outsprinted his countryman Mike Teunissen and Czech rider Karel Hnik for the win. “I knew when I was going first on the track on the last 200…

French Sweep JR Cross World Championships

A surprising result at the Junior Cyclocross World Championships this morning in St Wendel as the French swept the podium with Clément Venturini soloed to claim the rainbow jersey. Twin brothers Doubey rounded off the podium, with Fabien taking second and Loic third. “In the final descent when I saw the two of them [behind…

On Tap: Cyclocross World Championships

Four rainbows to be awarded this weekend at the Cyclocross World Championships. Will Katie Compton finally win the title? Will the Stybar successfully defend his title or will the Belgians take it back? And what about the North American racers? How will the course conditions affect the racing. Shaun Adamson answers the last question.

Johnson Wants Better

“As Americans we get a lot of shit, complaining about the rankings. What did I get today, 15th, 16th?I’m ranked 15th in the world, perfect. I want better, I really want better.” Tim Johnson said after he crossed the finish line in 16th place at the Hoogerheide World Cup. Earlier this cross season, the Americans…

Kaiser Talks Worlds

Team USA’s Cody Kaiser (CalGiant) talks about the 2011 Cyclocross World Championships course in St Wendel, Germany and more on Friday morning, one day before his U23 race.  In his first year as a U23 racer, Kaiser pre-rode the course on Thursday afternoon and is going into the Worlds with no pressure.