Craig Claims First Even Cross Single Speed Title

Dressed in what he called his single-speed shorts, daisy duke style, 2008 mountain bike Olympian Adam Craig (Rabobank Giant) blew away the competition in front of his hometown crowd to earn the first-ever singlespeed national title. Third-place finisher Aaron Bradford (Specialized-Onsite Ultrasound) rode out front for the first couple of laps before Craig was able…

US Cross Nationals Moves To January in 2012

It’s been talked about but it’s finally official. After this year, the US Cross National Championships will be held in the first week of January starting in 2012. Also, the event was awarded to Madison, Wisconsin for 2012 and 2013. The change of schedule is essential for the cross scene to continue to flourish and…

Longer Course & Call Up Changes for US Cross Nationals

Like the National Championship course from 2009, the new 2010 race course includes a staircase run-up, two barriers, and challenging technical sections. New for 2010, the championship course is approximately 500 yards longer and includes three straightaways, three off-camber sections, and a ride-over bridge that will also serve as a spectator underpass entrance to the…

Compton and Johnson win Cross Nationals

Domination, wall of people, noise, drums, technical course, duels, light and shadows, triumph and heartbreak – all at the final races of the US Cyclocross National Championships. Planet Bike’s Katie Compton won her sixth consecutive National Championship and Tim Johnson (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) his third. Photo Gallery of Elite Men and Elite/U23 Women’s races.

Welcome back Jonathan

After racing in Europe, Jonathan Page is back in the United States on the hunt for another Stars and Stripes. The 33-year old has won three times before, in 2002, 2003 and 2004, and wants to win it again. Page is a rare breed of American racers as cross is his day job, the way…

Interview: Tim Johnson – riding the wave

What a season for Tim Johnson of the dominant Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com team. After an early season shoulder injury, he’s racked up 10 UCI wins this season, won the overall at NACT and is going into US Cross National Championships as one of the favorites. The next big race is of course the USA Cyclocross National Championship…

I wonder if this will impact Adam Craig’s speed

Last night, Rebound experts Tim Evens, PT and Bart Bowen compared and contrasted the physiology and biomechanics of national champions Ryan Trebon and Adam Craig and how that impacts their performance. The event was free with a raffle to benefit Neighbor Impact. Good sport Craig agreed to shave his head if the amount raised was…