Butler Rides Off Into the Sunset

Sue Butler was forced to make the tough decision to retire from racing, a decision she announced in her blog today. “Someone was quoted once saying something like this, “Only Champions retire, the rest of us quit.” Well, today, I am officially ‘quitting’. I am making the decision for the love of the sport. What…

Annis Solos To Win Chicago New Year’s Resolution Race

There really wasn’t any doubt as far as the Elite Women’s winner at the Chicago Cyclocross Cup New Year’s Resolution race. New Englander Sally Annis (crossresults.com p/b JRAcycles) simply powered away from her competitor early in the race and then proceeded to ride strongly and almost flawlessly in the muddy conditions for the win at…

Butler Talks USGP Bend

Butler Talks USGP Bend

Sue Butler (River City Bicycles) shares her thoughts after pre-riding the course in Bend, Oregon for the Deschutes Brewery Cup, the fourth and final weekend of racing for the Exergy Gran Prix of Cyclocross. Oregon-resident Butler is looking forwards to racing in front of her home crowd even if the conditions are completely different to…

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…

Invincible Compton Dominates Zolder

Touch conditions, crashes, nothing stopped American Katie Compton (Planet Bike) from dominating the Zolder World Cup. Her fourth World Cup win this season hoisted her to the top of the standings. After a quick start, the seven-time and reigning US National Champion was at the front, her usual spot, and putting time into her competitors.…

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…

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,…

Compton and Powers sweep UCI3 weekend

While Katie Compton (Planet Bike/Stevens) continued her domination in the final race Cincinnati UCI3 Cyclocross Festival, the Cincinnati UCI3 Harbin Park presented by Biowheels and United Dairy Farmers, it was “battle royale” in the men’s race. Jeremy Powers (Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com) and Ryan Trebon (KONA) went head to head, or is that mano a mano, for most of the race. Each marking the other until the final turn when Powers hit it and sprinted to victory making it a sweep for the 3-race series. With Photos.