Cyclocross In April – Good or Bad?

Last weekend, for the first time ever in its 22 years, a cyclocross race was held at the Sea Otter Classic and the question that I asked a few of the competitors after the race was simply: was it good or bad to race cross in April? Does it make any sense? “It’s cross it’s…

Gould, Berden Win Inaugural Sea Otter Cyclocross

No need to heckle Georgia Gould (Luna) any longer after she pulled out two wins on the same day at Sea Otter Classic. The first one, the important one, was in the cross-country race which she then followed up with a victory at the first ever cyclocross race. She even had time to enjoy a…

Compton Wins Her Eighth National Championship

The outcome was never really in doubt at the Elite/u23 women’s race at the USA Cyclocross National Championships earlier today. Katie Compton (Rabobank-Giant) powered away on the first lap and rode smoothly to claim her eighth national championship in a row.  The big story of the day was the great ride put in by her…

Nash Dominates USGP

Making it look easy, Katerina Nash (Luna) took the second victory of the weekend at the Deschutes Brewery Cup and completed her domination of the Exergy US Gran Prix of Cyclocross to also take the overall title. “It’s never easy. I try to keep my serious game on. You’ll never see me walk across the…

Nash Solos To Win Dusty USGP In Bend

It took a bit longer than usual but in the end, Katerina Nash (Luna) shook off her rusty legs, after a month off from racing, to claim another solo win at day one of the Exergy US Gran Prix of Cyclocross Deschutes Brewery Cup in Bend, Oregon. As we discussed yesterday, the dusty and dry…

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…

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…

Cal Giant/Specialized CycloCross Team Presentation

Cal Giant/Specialized presented their 2011-12 Cyclocross team to a very enthusiastic crowd of fans and friends at Spokesman Bicycles in Santa Cruz. Team Director Anthony Gallino introduced each rider. The 2011-12 team will be Cody Kaiser (El Dorado Hills, CA), Meredith Miller (Fort Collins, CO), Justin Robinson (Santa Cruz, CA), Teal Stetson-Lee (Durango, CO), and…