2014 UCI Road Race Calendar Released

This week the UCI released their road race calendar for the 2014 season with no major changes compared to last year’s schedule for races in the United States and Canada.  In the United States, the men have eight UCI races for a total of 33 days of racing  and the women have two days of…

A Closer Look At UCI Standings

Yesterday, the UCI issued the first Cyclocross Rankings of the 2012/13 season. These rankings are of prime importance as they dictate the position of rider on the start grid of UCI races. Time to take a close look (once again) at how they are calculated. Last season, the UCI not only returned to a 12-month…

Compton, Powers Top Americans In UCI Standings

The first UCI Ranking of the 2012/2013 cyclocross season was released today. Strong off his win at the first World Cup Belgian Kevin Pauwels (Sunweb-Revor) remains on top of the elite men’s ranking while World Champion Marianne Vos (Rabobank) is still on top of the elite women’s classification. The UCI is using a rolling 12-month…

Hashtag Proposal For Road Races

Here’s a list of twitter hashtag for North American road races on either the NRC, NCC, UCI and/or CCA calendar  that we, @podiuminsight and @podium_live, propose to use this year. In the age of social media, #hashtags matter. Let us know if we missed any and/or if you’d like to propose a different hashtag for…

No Major Changes To UCI Cross Rankings

The are only eight spots per row at the start of a UCI cyclocross race and those spots are determined by UCI standings. With the World Championships coming up, the next World Cup is of prime importance to try and move up a row. Let’s see where the American and Canadian riders stand with only…

Compton, Powers Top Americans In UCI Standings

Belgian Champion Sven Nys (Landbouwkrediet) is back on top of the updated UCI Cyclocross standings following the National Championships held this past weekend. Newly crowned USA Cyclocross Champion Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) remains the top American in the standing in 11th with Tim Johnson (Cannondale-cyclocrossworld.com) holding in 17th. Following the end of the US cross season,…

No Major Changes To UCI Rankings

No major changes to the top 5 in the UCI Standings following the World Cup in Namur, Belgium. Katie Compton (Rabobank-Giant) still tops the leaderboard while Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) holds in 11th. Did you know that the USA has the most riders in the standings?

Compton Tops UCI Cross Rankings; Powers Moves Up To 11th

Katie Compton (Rabobank-Giant) still tops the Elite Women’s UCI rankings with 1,900 points following her third place finish at the third World Cup in Koksijde, Belgium. The US National Champion has a 250-point lead on Sanne van Paassen (Brainwash Wielerploeg) of the Netherlands. Katerina Nash (Luna) of the Czech Republic is third and World Champion Marianne…

A Closer Look At UCI Standings

Yesterday, the UCI issued the first Cyclocross Rankings of the 2011/12 season causing a surprise to many. The updated rules, which included how the rankings would be calculated, were issued this past summer and were missed by many – including yours truly. The UCI ranking (or classification) is of prime importance because it is used…

Team USA for Road World Championships

USA Cycling announced today the roster 31 riders that will represent the United States at the 2011 UCI Road World Championships, Sept. 19-25 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The short list for Team Canada was announced last week. Quotas for Worlds. Quotas for each country were a few weeks ago. Ranked 8th in the UCI WorldTour Classification,…

Canada Short List For Elite Men Road Worlds

The CCA released the 12 cyclists named to the Selection Pool in the Men’s Elite category for both the Road race and the Time Trials race at the 2011 UCI Road World Championships held September 19-25 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Of the pool, six are racing for Team SpiderTech powered by C10, Canada’s only UCI Pro-Continental…

Quotas For Canada and USA For Road Worlds

The USA will be able to field the maximum numbers of riders in almost all of the UCI Road World Championships, to be held in Copenhagen, on September 19-25, 2011. Canada also qualified but will be fielding a smaller squad. As usual, there are lots of UCI rules to determine the quotas (ie number of…

UCI Rules Crackdown: No Non-USAC Sanctioned Races For Pros

The UCI continues to crackdown on rules enforcement. In an e-mail obtained by podiuminsight, USA Cycling reminded teams and riders of the UCI rules that limit the races – and number of grand fondo events – that they can do. The bombshell this time is rule 1.2.019 which simply states that pro riders cannot race non-USAC sanctioned races. Updated with comment from OBRA Executive Director Kenji Sugahara.

USA Cycling Reverses Radio Ban Decision

Eleven days ago, USA Cycling has announced their decision to permit race radios at NRC race and reverse the ban instituted the previous year. That decision went  against UCI rule. Well it didn’t take long for the UCI to apply pressure and today, USA Cycling reversed  its decision  and race radios will once again be…