Kemmerer’s Level 11 Racing Joins Fearless Femme Racing

Friends of In The Crosshairs and Crosshairs Radio, Arley Kemmerer and Rachel Rubino, have a new team and a new teammate and we couldn’t be more happy for them. Kemmerer and Rubino will be joined by Taryn Mudge and will race for Fearless Femme Racing. As great as it is for Kemmerer, Rubino and Mudge, it’s also exciting to see Fearless Femme Racing, an elite road and crit racing team enter the world of cyclocross. I hope it’s a path other domestic road teams follow. Continue reading “Kemmerer’s Level 11 Racing Joins Fearless Femme Racing”

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World Cup Champs Return To CrossVegas

For the past several years, In The Crosshairs has made the trip to Nevada to cover CrossVegas. For this year we are upping the ante by not only covering CrossVegas but expanding that coverage to include Trek CXC Cup and JingleCross. Video, photos, podcasts, and articles will all be a part of our expanded coverage that will include rider interviews, many looks behind-the-scenes, and daily entries to give you the inside scoop on what this crazy week of U.S. racing looks like. The centerpiece of this coverage will be a video series similar to what I produced for Trek Factory Racing. On top of that, some of my favorite photographers will be adding photos, and I have sit downs lined up with some of your favorite cyclocross personalities for new episodes of Crosshairs Radio. Continue reading “World Cup Champs Return To CrossVegas”

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The 2016 Jeremy Powers DC Cross Camp

This past weekend, Jeremy Powers came to DC for another edition of our DC Cross Camp. For the second year running, the camp, which is is hosted by Crosshairs Cycling, Fulcrum Coaching and DCMTB, took place at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington DC. Along with Abraham Lincoln’s cottage and acres of beautiful landscape, the AFRH is also host to the UCI C2 race, DCCX, which takes place this year October 22 and 23. Cross camp was a great opportunity for 50 cyclocrossers to hone their skills, learn some new ones, and get a sneak peek at this year’s DCCX course. Continue reading “The 2016 Jeremy Powers DC Cross Camp”

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Trailside Dailies and Hilly Billy Roubaix

It turns out there really isn’t much of an offseason, anymore. And I’m okay with that. Since cyclocross season ended I’ve had the opportunity to grab my camera gear and get back to shooting and editing video. Something that I never have time to do enough of during a busy cyclocross schedule. And without a doubt, it’s been a pretty awesome summer. Continue reading “Trailside Dailies and Hilly Billy Roubaix”

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2016-2017 UCI Cyclocross World Cup Selection Criteria

USA Cycling has released the selection criteria for riders interested in racing UCI World Cup cyclocross events for the 2016-2017 season. Most notable for U.S. riders is the double allotment afforded U.S. riders for the CrossVegas and Jingle Cross world cup stops. The Men’s and Women’s U.S. squads will both be allowed to bring up to 16 riders rather than the eight riders normally allotted to national federations.

Before getting to the rules, let’s take a quick look at the World Cup calendar. Note there are two U.S. events, two Dutch events, three Belgian events, and one event each in Germany and Italy. A pretty nice mix of nations hosting World Cup events this season before we head to Worlds in Luxembourg. Continue reading “2016-2017 UCI Cyclocross World Cup Selection Criteria”

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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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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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UCI Statement: Femke Van den Driessche Technological Fraud Decision

Here is the full text of Femke Van den Driessche’s UCI disciplinary decision. Van den Driessche was found with a motor concealed in a bike  during the 2016 Cyclocross World Championships. As you will read in the statement below, she receives a six-year suspension and 20,000 CHF fine. She also loses her U23 European Championship and U23 Belgian Championship titles. Her team did not receive any disciplinary sanctions. Continue reading “UCI Statement: Femke Van den Driessche Technological Fraud Decision”

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