CLIF Bar CrossVegas Announces Meet The Pros Event

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LONGMONT, COLO. (Aug. 31, 2015)CLIF Bar CrossVegas, a Telenet UCI World Cup Cyclocross race hosts “Meet the Pros” on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. inside The Pub at the Monte Carlo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino (3770 Las Vegas Blvd.). The event, free and open to the public, offers cycling fans the chance to meet, get autographs and take photos with a few of the world’s top professional cyclocross racers including two-time World Champion and winner of CrossVegas in 2013, 2014, Sven Nys of Belgium, and U.S. rider Jeremy Powers, three-time national champion and 2012 CrossVegas winner. Both will be competing in 2015 CrossVegas on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at Desert Breeze Soccer Complex. Continue reading “CLIF Bar CrossVegas Announces Meet The Pros Event”

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Kicking Off US Cross at CompEdge (Curtis White Video)

High temperatures and a smattering of cowbells heralded a soft start to the cyclocross season in New England this weekend.

CompEdge Cross, a two-day event held in Forest Park and Blunt Park in Springfield, MA, attracted about 200 racers each day, including some top-level athletes looking to get the year’s first races into their legs. Continue reading “Kicking Off US Cross at CompEdge (Curtis White Video)”

UCI Cyclocross ‘No Feed Rule’ Updated and Explained

With the first World Cup event of the season taking place September 16 in Las Vegas, Nevada, the topic of feeds (including bottle hand ups) during UCI cyclocross races has come to the forefront. CrossVegas is a hot weather race and in the past feeds have been allowed in the pit zone per UCI regulations, after the first two laps and before the last two laps. Continue reading “UCI Cyclocross ‘No Feed Rule’ Updated and Explained”

The BAALER Shirt

In honor of Sven Nys’ laatste ronde, we are offering to you, the cyclocross aficionado, this tribute to the man from Baal … the BAALER. WC_Quixotic_backA “baller” is the best of the best at what they do. And in cyclocross, Sven Nys is the ultimate baaler. Continue reading “The BAALER Shirt”

Mathieu van der Poel To Have Knee Examined Following Tour de l’Avenir Crash

Current Cyclocross World Champion Mathieu van der Poel injured his hip and knee during a crash in the second stage of the Tour de l’Avenir. MvdP returned to his bike after the crash and finished the stage three minutes and eight seconds behind the leader, dropping him from fifth to 107th. A trip to the hospital following the stage revealed no broken bones. A knee that required stitches and a bruised thigh seemed to be the extent of the injuries. Continue reading “Mathieu van der Poel To Have Knee Examined Following Tour de l’Avenir Crash”

USA Cycling Announces Rosters for CrossVegas World Cup

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Jeremy Powers, 3-time US Cyclocross Champ to start CrossVegas World Cup, Sept. 16. Photo © www.BruceBuckleyPhotography.com.

USA Cycling posted U.S. team rosters, today, for the first World Cup cyclocross race of the 2015-2016 season, which will take place September 16 at Clif Bar CrossVegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. Slated to race are 15 men and 17 women, led by current U.S. national champions Katie Compton and Jeremy Powers.  USA Cycling had 16 spots available for men and 18 for women. The two vacant spots were offered to riders who declined the invitation. Those cannot be filled by UCI regulations, so the roster is final as posted. Continue reading “USA Cycling Announces Rosters for CrossVegas World Cup”

UCI Announces Details On New Women Under 23 Category For Cyclocross Worlds

The 2016 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships will see the introduction of a new category for women riders: Women Under 23 (see article 5.1.002 of the UCI Cyclo-cross Regulations). Athletes aged from 17 to 22 will be eligible to race in this new category, which is abbreviated to WU. Women aged 23 or more will compete in the Women Elite category. Until now, all these athletes raced together in the category, Women. Continue reading “UCI Announces Details On New Women Under 23 Category For Cyclocross Worlds”