2016 UCI Cyclocross World Championships

The Animal: Catching up with Caroline Mani as she goes for gold at the European CX Championships on home soil

When pro cyclocross racer Caroline Mani (Raleigh-Clement) burst onto the U.S. cyclocross scene in 2011, she quickly raced herself onto the podium and into the hearts of the American fans. Her aggressive racing style yet friendly, happy-go-lucky demeanor and trademark suffer face soon made her a crowd favourite. So much so that when in January …

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Photo gallery: 2016 World Cyclocross Championship, Elite Men

On Sunday, January 31, Belgian Wout van Aert won a thrilling race against Dutch rider Lars van der Haar to take his first elite world cyclocross championship, on home soil, in Zolder, Belgium. The 21-year-old van Aert, who was second last year to Mathieu van der Poel after a mechanical issue followed by a crash, …

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Opinion: Technological fraud in cycling should bring automatic lifetime ban

In the Discipline and Procedures section of the UCI rulebook, article 12.1.013 states, in the event of “technological fraud,” a rider faces disqualification, a minimum six-month suspension, and a fine of up to 200,000 Swiss francs (180,000 euros, or $195,000). The same penalties are applicable to a rider’s team — disqualification, a minimum six-month suspension …

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Belgium’s Wout van Aert takes rainbow jersey at thrilling world cyclocross championship

Belgian Wout van Aert won a thrilling race against Dutch rider Lars van der Haar to take his first elite world cyclocross championship, on home soil, in Zolder, Belgium. The 21-year-old van Aert, who was second last year to Mathieu van der Poel after a mechanical issue followed by a crash, looked to be in …

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Cyclocross Heckling 101 with Georgia Gould

The cyclocross season is upon us! As we are getting ready for the World Cup opener in Las Vegas, it’s high time to polish the cowbells and stretch the vocal cords. Whether you’re spectating live or tuned in behind your TV or computer, here are some heckling tips to sharpen your sideline jeering skills and get in the …

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Cyclocross Worlds preview: Why Kaitlin Antonneau is the best U.S. hope for an elite medal

America’s hopes for an elite women’s podium spot at the World Cyclocross Championships have long rested with veteran contender Katie Compton, but following a recent step-up in performance, the time may be right to instead start looking more closely at 24-year-old Kaitlin Antonneau. When the women’s field lines up for the start on Saturday in …

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UCI reveals details of new women’s U23 cyclocross category

Back in January, the UCI announced it would debut a Women Under 23 category at the 2016 World Cyclocross Championships, and today is followed up on that promise, sharing details of the added category. The Women’s U23 race will be the first new addition to the World Cyclocross Championships since 2000, when a women’s elite …

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