Johnson – “it’s a whole different ballgame”

Most of the Americans and most other riders in the field were out-gunned on the specialist course in the elite men’s ace at the Cyclocross World Championships in Koksijde, Belgium. Only one rider, Ryan Trebon, finished in the top 20. Surprising outcome after better results this year at World Cups, or were they?

“That’s not unexpected.” veteran Tim Johnson…

Johnson, Powers And Trebon Talk Nationals

Only three days until the best American cyclocross races battle it out for the Stars and Stripes at the USA Cyclocross National Championships on Sunday in Verona, Wisconsin. There are four strong favorites coming into the race, Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus), Ryan Trebon (LTS/Felt), Tim Johnson (Cannondale-cyclocrossworld.com) and Jonathan Page (Planet Bike). Defending champion Todd…

The Importance of the Pit Strategy

When the course turns to muck which sticks to your bike making it heavier and heavier, getting a clean bike become of prime importance and the work of the mechanics during the race comes to the forefront. “The pit strategy and trying to get a clean bike, that was a big part of it.” said…

Johnson Wins At JingleCross – Finally!

Finally, we can put all those nicknames aside. Tim Johnson (Cannondale-cyclocrossworld.com) finally won a UCI cross race this season on Sunday at Jingle Cross. Getting some flak for sitting out Saturday’s race on the three day weekend, Johnson came out flying on his bike equipped with disk brakes to take the front, battling only one…

Louisville Is Definitely A World Caliber Course

Last weekend, everyone was curious to see if the new course at the Eva Bandman Park in Louisville could deliver a high quality, world championship-level course for the Exergy US Gran Prix of Cyclocross weekend. And boy did the Louisville 2013 folks deliver. “Definitely world caliber, definitely one of the hardest courses we’ve done in…

CrossClash At Interbike

High noon. Perfect time for a duel between Johnson and Powers. The corral was the Circulus, a 132-foot circumference (40.2m), 45-degree wooden mini-velodrome from Portland Design Works, installed at the Sands Expo & Convention Center during Interbike. Anyone that follows North American cyclocross knows that after years of racing on the same team, that Jeremy…

One-on-One With Tim Johnson

With the US cyclocross season starting with a bang at CrossVegas tonight, it was more than time to catch up with Tim Johnson of the Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com team and see what he’s been up to. After years of racing both road and cross seasons, the 34-year old rider put the road aside to focus…

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…

One Down, One To Go For Powers In Portland

At sixteen points down in the Greenware US Gran Prix of Cyclocross Standings, Jeremy Powers (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) knew what he had to do at day 1 of the Portland Stanley Cup and that is win. Much simpler said than done but Powers pulled it out, taking advantage of a mechanical that befelled his last…

Gould, Johnson Lead USGP

With one weekend and two races to go in the Greenware US Gran Prix of Cyclocross Georgia Gould (Luna) has a solid hold on the overall while Tim Johnson (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) leads in tight race with his teammate Jeremy Powers

Johnson Dominates New Belgium Cup

By the third lap, USGP leader Tim Johnson (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) had dispatched all his competitors on his way to a dominant solo win at Greenware US Gran Prix of Cyclocross New Belgium Cup. Lap after lap, he attacked the course increasing his lead to 40 seconds by the time he crossed the line high-fiving the boisterous…

Kabush Best In Fort Collins

The Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com streak has been broken at the Greenware US Gran Prix of Cyclocross and it took a Canadian to do it.  Geoff Kabush (Rocky Mountain-Maxxis) was obviously the strongest at the muddy, slippery New Belgium Cup race today where he took his first cross win since 2005. “It’s been a frustrating couple…