cyclocross

The comeback star: Marianne Vos on her stellar cross season and the pure joy of being back

What a difference a year can make. When we spoke to Marianne Vos around this time last year, her return to racing was still uncertain. She had been sidelined with injuries for over a year, and her comeback was much anticipated. The multiple world and Olympic champion admitted to being doubtful about her recovery and …

Photo gallery: 2017 US national cyclocross championships

Snow and ice, several crashes, a front puncture on the last lap, and a snapped rear-derailleur hanger in the final 300 metres of the race couldn’t stop Stephen Hyde from soloing to his first U.S. national cyclocross title Sunday in Hartford, Connecticut. The Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com rider, who came into nationals as the hot favorite while enjoying …

#CXNats: these are your new women’s cyclocoss national champions

There were national championships being held all over Europe, the United States and Australia this weekend. While Australians were battling it out on the road, Europeans and Americans fought snow, ice, mud and freezing temperatures in search of cyclocross glory. The Northern Hemisphere countries tend to collectively hold their national cyclocross championship events in January …

A baker’s dozen: Katie Compton wins her 13th straight US National Cyclocross Championships

Snow, ruts and icy conditions couldn’t keep Katie Compton (Trek – Panache) from winning her 13th straight national cyclocross champion title in Hartfort, Connecticut today. “It was a technical, tricky course,” commented Compton after the race. “This felt really good. [All national wins] are special and it felt really good to win today.” While masters …

Clearing obstacles: Kaitie Antonneau’s journey from depression to self-acceptance

With the start of the new year comes Kaitie Antonneau’s sixth year with the Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld team, and perhaps her biggest race of the season: the 2017 USA Cycling National Cyclocross Championships. As last year’s bronze medalist and a former U23 champion, plenty of eyes will be on Antonneau. Yet no matter what happens, …

Best of 2016: An end to the year without Marianne Vos

That time of the year when everyone has been off on holidays is coming to an end. So as we are packing up our bags and heading back to the office it’s also time to wrap up our holiday reading series, where we have revisited some of our best articles of 2016. It was tough …

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Best of 2016: Meet Sanne Cant, the most dominant woman in cyclocross

It’s the time of the year when everyone is heading off for the holidays, spending time with family and taking advantage of the opportunity to explore some new locations on the bike. It’s also a great time to unwind by catching up on your reading, so we’ve decided to finish 2016 by revisiting some of …

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Movers and Shakers: Chicago’s Dr. Lindsay Knight

Our Movers and Shakers series features Q&As with women trail blazers in the sport and industry of cycling. These are women who often go unnoticed but make the world of (women’s) cycling go round. The women we write about in this series include team owners, key industry players, race organisers, cycling advocates, journalists, inventors, designers, …

Winter riding tips I learned from racing in sub-zero conditions

  Last week we got our first snow of the season here in the Pacific Northwest. As the puffy flakes came down from the sky that evening, I was overcome with that kid-like joy and set my alarm extra early so I could make the most of that untouched snow and those traffic-free roads. And sure enough, …

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Mud, strippers and Sven Nys: Portland’s wild singlespeed CX world championships

When I woke up on Saturday morning in Portland, Oregon, I listened to the pouring rain outside and felt the familiar dull pounding of my head. The 2016 Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships (SSCXPDX16) hadn’t even officially started yet and I was already slightly hungover. SSCXPDX16: 1 – Me: 0 I had been training (read: drinking …

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