cyclocross

Marianne Vos to return to cyclocross this month

Rabo-Liv today announced that seven-time former world cyclocross champion Marianne Vos will be making her return to the dirt on December 17th at Scheldecross in the Netherlands. Vos has been absent from the cyclocross scene since December 2014 due to a series of injuries. She made her return to the road this March and rode …

Bikes of the Bunch: Rogers Bespoke ‘Cross bike

In this edition of Bikes of the Bunch, Ciaran Durney shares the story behind his custom cyclocross bike built by Rogers Bespoke, a custom framebuilder based in Adelaide, Australia. By Ciaran Durney I really like the idea of bespoke frames. I like the idea that someone is building a frame that’s specifically for you. I …

Nikki Brammeier on her road to recovery: Concussion is a real injury

It was unseasonably warm in Pont-Château, France, when a small but highly competitive field of racers lined up for the UEC European Cyclocross Championships on October 30. The condition were dry, the course non-technical and fast. World Champion Thalita de Jong would power ahead and cross the finish solo ahead of compatriot Lucinda Brand and …

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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Thoughts every rider has during her first cyclocross event

We are well into the cyclocross season here in the US, and after missing most of last season (because I was frolicking in the sunshine in the Southern Hemisphere) I am falling in love with ‘cross all over again. All those friendly familiar faces, the hand-ups and shenanigans, the different terrain, the sloppy mudfests that make …

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Lost, then found: Retracing the path of a cherished Richard Sachs race bike that was gone forever, until it wasn’t

Before the young bike racer piloted it to a national championship, the bicycle was just another frame in a jig in the master builder’s Connecticut workshop. Before the racer flew it to Europe to get his butt kicked during his first Superprestige cyclocross events, before the master builder became a legend and royalty of an …

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Meet Sanne Cant, the most dominant woman in cyclocross

With 20 elite victories, Belgian Sanne Cant ended her 2015-16 cyclocross season in February on top of the UCI rankings and with a fresh stack of colourful jerseys, gleaming medals and a glowing palmares to prove it. The European Championships, the Belgian National Championships, the Superprestige series, the BPost Bank Trophy, the UCI World Cup …

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Photo gallery: Highlights from the 2016 Three Peaks Cyclocross race

The Three Peaks Cyclocross race is held in the Yorkshire Dales and is a unique event on the British cyclocross calendar. The race was first run in 1961 and it feels like very little has changed since then. The race still relies on volunteers, mountain rescue and the village pub to provide everything it needs …

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The other side of the tape: US amateur cyclocross racers relish in opportunity to compete on World Cup course

When Europeans talk about American cyclocross, they almost always note how it is a participatory sport and contrast it with what you see in Belgium and the Netherlands, where it is decidedly not. But that’s not the whole story. Amateur and masters cyclocross is alive and thriving in Belgium. For example, in a country roughly …

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