One On One With Zach McDonald

Don’t let the seemingly lackadaisical attitude (or the hairy legs) from the youngest member of the Rapha Focus Cyclocross team fool you, he is serious about his racing just as he is serious about his schooling. And there’s the rub for the 20-year old (almost 21) Zach McDonald who might soon be facing a tough…

McDonald Chases Back To 12th At U23 Cross Worlds

While three riders at the front of the race were locked in a battle for the rainbow stripes, American Zach McDonald was also in a battle, one against time. After a bad start, McDonald put in an amazing surge to move up from the mid 30s in the field to ultimately cross the line in 12th place at the U23 Cyclocross World Championships in Koksijde, Belgium on Saturday afternoon.

Powers Is The US National Champion

Finally Jeremy Powers (Rapha Focus) won the USA Cyclocross National Championships in Madison today. He came into the pavement surrounded by a wall of sound from the crowd and raised in arm in victory. Finally, after years of coming close but never getting the Stars and Stripes – until now. The emotions came pouring out,…

McDonald Crushes U23 Cross Nationals

There are no other words to describe what Zach McDonald (Rapha Focus) did at the USA Cyclocross National Championships on Saturday. He dropped everyone early on in the race, pushed the pace for the next four laps to cross the finish line with over two minutes on second place. What was going through his mind…

McDonald Skating the Flats To The Front

“I’m definitely super-stoked with how I was riding, it’s been awhile since I was up there, it’s been a couple of years. I’ve never been actually in the group too I’ve always been dangling in the back.” a muddy Zach McDonald (Rapha-Focus) said after the U23 GVA Azencross race. A strong ending for McDonald to…

Summerhill Outpowers McDonald For U23 Title

The U23 men led off the afternoon with what became a two-man duel lasting into the final lap. Defending champion Danny Summerhill (Garmin Transitions-Team Holowesko Partners) and Zach McDonald (Rapha Focus) took turns trying to ride away from each other after opening up a large gap on the rest of the field.

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…