Races Heat Up as NECCS Finale Approaches

As the end of another great season approaches, New England’s best racers will head to the NBX GP of Cross in Warwick, Rhode Island for the traditional finale of the Verge New England Championship Cyclo-Cross Series presented by Cycle-Smart. This year’s event will play host to some of the tightest races in the history of…

Top 10 From Cycle-Smart International

This week’s Top 10 list comes from Cycle-Smart International and it’s all about getting air. On Saturday, after a quick drop-off the riders went over railroad tracks and many got some air. On Sunday, the course was modified but a few, or maybe only one, managed to lift the wheels.

A Tough Two Years For Nick Keough

Two years ago, a then 19-year old Nick Keough won the U23 overall at the 2008 Verge New England Championship Cyclo-Cross and seemed to be poised to take the world by storm. Then, the second-oldest of the five New England Keough brothers was challenged by crashes, injuries, an illness and bad luck. Fast forward to…

Luke Keough Makes It Two At Cycle-Smart International

Taking advantage of a bobble, Luke Keough (Champion Systems p/b Keough Cyclocross) took off flying from the 3-rider lead group and soloed to victory at 20th Cycle-Smart International. That made it a sweep for the 19-year old Keough who is younger than the oldest running UCI cross race in the US.  Twenty-five seconds later,  race…

Van Gilder Sweeps Cycle-Smart International

It was on for the start and the attacks didn’t stop in the Elite Women’s race on day 2 of the 20th Cycle-Smart International. A modified course with longer power straighaways, one less steep runup and wind led to a strong group splintering off on the first lap. The first riders then attacked each other,…

On Tap: 20th Cycle-Smart International

This weekend, Look Park in Northampton, Massachusetts will host the 20th annual Cycle-Smart International, rounds 5 and 6 of the Verge New England Championship Cyclo-Cross Series Presented by Cycle-Smart. In keeping with years past, the organizers of the oldest UCI race in North America are taking full advantage of the terrain at Look Park with its fast grass with Velcro-like turns, the tight woods section on the upper level, fast descents with tricky lines and challenging run-ups.

Annis Repeats As Myerson Scores First UCI Win

Sunday’s fourth round of the Verge New England Championship Cyclo-Cross Series saw the best competition of this year’s series to date. The podiums of three of the marquee races came down to bunch sprints, much to the delight of an enthusiastic crowd. For a second day, New Gloucester, Maine’s Pineland Farms’ scenic landscape played host…

Annis and McNicholas Take Top Step in Maine

In New Gloucester, Maine this afternoon, top racers from the northeast came together to contest the third round of the Verge New England Championship Cyclo-Cross Series Presented by Cycle-Smart. A stark contrast from last year’s mud and rain, competitors were greeted by crisp autumn air and a technical course suited to riders with better handling…

Bruno-Roy and Timmerman sweep Downeast Cyclocross

The sun shone down on the Verge NECCS Sunday in New Gloucester, but the mud hung like a black cloud over the head of many racers. Maureen Bruno-Roy (MM Racing p/b Seven Cycles) and Dan Timmerman (Richard Sachs/RGM/Radix), on the other hand, had great days in the saddle, each doubling up on the weekend and extending their series leads.