Lisa Jacobs takes a third Australian cyclocross title, Paul van der Ploeg wins a tussle-tainted men’s race
August 10, 2015
A tight and controversial battle in the Australian National Cyclocross Championships has seen the men’s title shift again, this time to Paul van der Ploeg (Giant), while reigning women’s champion Lisa Jacobs (Rapha-Focus) managed to overcome injury to keep a firm hold of the jersey for a third time. Van der Ploeg, a former world …
Australian Cyclocross Championships: Defending champion Lisa Jacobs will need to leap an extra barrier
August 6, 2015
Australia is holding its third National Cyclocross Championships in Melbourne this weekend. The mud-loving cycling discipline has only recently taken hold in the country, but its popularity is rapidly expanding and the competition throughout the fields is heating up. However, in the women’s elite field one rider stands head and shoulders above her competitors. Lisa …
How the Race Was Won: 2014 Koppenbergcross
November 4, 2014
The latest stop on cyclocross’s BPost Bank Trofee series includes a portion of the famous Koppenberg from Tour of Flanders, so what better time to take a look at this unique discipline? Tactics and pack dynamics will seem familiar, but as the laps roll on, ‘cross-specific skills, well-timed attacks, and strangely enough, lapped riders will all …
CTech Picks: CX Bikes Under $2000
April 30, 2012
Interest in cyclocross is slowly growing in Australia, and as the cold and wet of winter approaches, riders can look forward to ideal conditions for CX and a growing race calendar. In this article, I take a closer look at CX bikes you can get for under $2000.
Euro Cyclocross Update – Part 1
December 1, 2011
Cyclocross has gained an enormous following in Australia throughout the past year. Race organisers such as Dirty Deeds CX, Trailmix, Port Adelaide, Illawarra and Ipswich cycling clubs have been doing a tremendous job at growing the scene and it’s only getting bigger.