AFI (A Fan in …): Neerpelt

[Editor’s Note: Cat Armour is a self-proclaimed displaced Kiwi in the heart of Europe. A serious fan and follower of all things cycling, and specifically cyclocross, Cat has seen more live eurocross races than most of you (or me) could dream of attending. She will be checking in from time to time with her tape-side reports of races in a segment we are calling AFI (A fan in …). A paid-in-full member of the Kevin Pauwels supporters club, Cat is also a contributor to the book “Ride The Revolution: The Inside Stories From Women In Cycling.” Follow her on Twitter at @meowclank and check out more photos on Flickr..] Continue reading “AFI (A Fan in …): Neerpelt”


Hydration, Rider Safety and the No Feed Rule (Also Ellison Park Day 1 Results)

Ellison Park Cyclocross P/B Full Moon Vista Race #1 saw Jeremy Powers take the win on the men’s side and Kaitlin Antonneau do the same for the women. Full results for the men are here. Full results for the women are here. We will have full coverage after the weekend.  In the meantime, the day was not without controversy as the UCI’s July 2015 change to Rule 5.1.038 caused a lot of confusion as it received its first test on an extremely hot day. The rule change eliminates feeding during a UCI cyclocross race. Continue reading “Hydration, Rider Safety and the No Feed Rule (Also Ellison Park Day 1 Results)”

OTB: The Future of French Cyclocross

[Editor’s Note: Taylor Jones knows French bicycle racing. To be more accurate, he knows about all cycling but he has a special place in his heart for the French. Taylor will be covering not only French cyclocross for In The Crosshairs, but ‘cross from all of the sometimes forgotten places that are not Belgium. It’s a column we are calling OTB: Other Than Belgium.] Continue reading “OTB: The Future of French Cyclocross”

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”