Clif Bar CrossVegas Course Changes Announced

CrossVegas announced, today, changes to the track at the decade old event. No longer will the race venture off into the no-man’s land of the front-side soccer fields but will instead be confined to the “bowl.” The changes look like they will make for a more dynamic race and one that is even more spectator friendly. Here ‘s the official press release from Cross Vegas along with the new map: Continue reading “Clif Bar CrossVegas Course Changes Announced”

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Crosshairs Radio ep 33: New Cyclocross Rules with the TDDTIE Crew

The UCI released updated rules for cyclocross this week and the They Don’t Do That In Europe crew of Scott Dedenbach, Mr. David Palan and Bill Schieken take an hour to hash out all of the changes. We compiled questions, did research, conferred with experts (really!), explained away all controversy, and got it 100 percent right …  maybe 98 percent. If you want to follow along with the discussion, all of the rule changes and clarifications are available in an easy to read format, here: www.cxhairs.com/2016/06/14/uci-releases-updated-cyclocross-rules-and-regulations/. Continue reading “Crosshairs Radio ep 33: New Cyclocross Rules with the TDDTIE Crew”

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UCI Releases Updated Cyclocross Rules and Regulations

The UCI posted, today, changes to its rules and regulations for cyclocross. The hot-button item is the new radio rule for World Cup and World Championship races (although as written, it is limited. Communication allowed only from the rider to the mechanic. No communication from staff to rider). But there’s more. The u-turn returns, as long as there is no picket fence swinging by riders, and staff for world cup and world champs need UCI licenses [Editor’s note: After talking to a few people who know more than me, I think the rule from last year will remain intact. This is just a bad translation. So expect to see the triangles return.]  I’ve pulled out all of the changes, which were approved June 7 by the UCI Management Commission, and listed them below. I’ve also uploaded the full cyclocross chapter here: 5CRO-E-07.06.2016_English. Continue reading “UCI Releases Updated Cyclocross Rules and Regulations”

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Crosshairs Radio ep 32: Dekker! Richards! Meeusen! Powers! AusCX!

We are calling episode 32 of Crosshairs Radio “The Sampler Plate,” because there is a little bit of everything on this episode and all of it is awesome. We start off the show by checking in with Jeremy Powers who gives an update on what he’s up to and also gives some insight into the season ahead for him and his Aspire Racing program. But the main reason to have Jeremy on was to talk about the upcoming Jeremy Powers Washington DC Cyclocross Camp, which we would love to see you attend. For more information on this year’s camp please visit: www.bikereg.com/jeremy-powers-dc-cross-camp. Continue reading “Crosshairs Radio ep 32: Dekker! Richards! Meeusen! Powers! AusCX!”

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The Big Picture: Philadelphia International Cycling Classic

Stuck to the seat inside of an Amtrak passenger car sweating out the night before, a young girl began humming and ever so slightly singing along to Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark.” Deep in the belly of 30th Street Station I struggled to find some sort of peace amongst the heat and chaos, the engine of the train had yet to start and the hot stagnate air from the streets above had begun to wraps its filthy hands around my neck. My mind raced, wondering if I should just get up and run as fast I can off the train car but just as the girl muttered “this gun is for hire…” the engine fired up and the air began a cool dance of circulating fans extinguishing any thoughts of escape and ending a week long work-cation in the city of Brotherly Love. Continue reading “The Big Picture: Philadelphia International Cycling Classic”

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Crosshairs Radio ep 31: Slinger and the Shark

We are back with another episode from the basement. For Crosshairs Radio episode 31, Taylor “Slinger” Jones and Kevin “CX Shark” Hays join Bill for an update on everything going on in cyclocross news. We go in-depth into the recent transfer news from Telenet Fidea concerning Lars van der Haar and Eli Iserbyt. Get hung up on what it is cyclocross managers actually do. And spend more time than you may be comfortable with discussing World Cup cross country mountainbiking. Continue reading “Crosshairs Radio ep 31: Slinger and the Shark”

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Georgia Gould and Stacey Barbossa: The Lost Crosshairs Radio Episode

[Editor’s note: Friend of the site and Crosshairs Radio, Sean Runnette, chatted with Georgia Gould and Stacey Barbossa a few months ago about cyclocross nationals. It was meant to be an episode of Crosshairs Radio, but audio issues threw a wrench in that plan. Going above and beyond, Sean transcribed the podcast so that we can now present it in print form. It’s a great conversation, and one I’m happy has been preserved. Thanks for listening reading.] Continue reading “Georgia Gould and Stacey Barbossa: The Lost Crosshairs Radio Episode”

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AFI: Middelkerke

Editor’s Note: Here’s the final installment of Cat Armour’s fantastic AFI series. Thanks so much to Cat for this feature. We loved it every week. If you have a moment, give her a follow on Twitter @meowclank and say hi.]

Looong drive to the coast, but it turns out to be quicker than the train/tram option, although finding a parking space posed some questions. However, we find ourselves a seafront berth with beach and cafe and everything is good 🙂 A quick walk through the dunes and The Guys pull out another free ticket for me! YAY! If I had had to pay for every race I’ve been to this season, well, it would add up to rather a lot! Continue reading “AFI: Middelkerke”

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Crosshairs Radio Episode 30: TDDTIE Returns

For episode 30 of Crosshairs Radio we bring you another installment of They Don’t Do That In Europe. Scott and David join the show to talk about the recent technological fraud decision handed down by the UCI, Telenet-Fidea’s move to Trek, Lars van der Haar’s Paris Roubaix debut, Lars Boom’s possible full-time cyclocross return, Vermeersch news, Wout’s power numbers and more. Continue reading “Crosshairs Radio Episode 30: TDDTIE Returns”

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AFI: Sint Niklaas

[Editor’s Note: Somewhere in my inbox this entry was lost, which meant Hoogstraten was posted out of order. So we’re backing up the bus and making sure Sint Niklaas gets its due.]

It’s our first outing after Worlds and a chance to see the Rainbows in their new homes for the next year. Continue reading “AFI: Sint Niklaas”

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