Nittany Cyclocross Day 1

Wietse Bosmans and Amanda Miller took the wins at Nittany Cyclocross, Day One. Conditions deteriorated throughout the day and the elite races took place under rainy skies. Miller earned the top step over her Boulder Cycle Sport teammate, Crystal Anthony. Rebecca Fahringer (Amy D. Racing) took third. Bosmans, suffering from jet lag, took a couple laps to get his legs under him while Dan Timmerman (Stans No Tubes Cyclocross) took the early lead. Bosmans (BKCP-Corendon) eventually hitched on to Timmerman’s wheel and the duo separated themselves from the rest of the field. Bosmans took the win with Timmerman second. Cam Dodge (Cam Dodge Racing) came in third. Continue reading “Nittany Cyclocross Day 1”

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Provisional Start Lists for CrossVegas World Cup Race Released

Provisional start lists for the first World Cup cyclocross race held on North American soil, and the first World Cup race of the 2015-2016 season have been released. Final confirmed start lists will not be published until completion of the riders’ confirmation on Tuesday evening, September 15. The race takes place the evening of Wednesday, September 16. Continue reading “Provisional Start Lists for CrossVegas World Cup Race Released”

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UPDATE: UCI Clarifies Feeding Rules for Cyclocross

In July of this year the UCI’s revised Rule 5.1.038 which governs equipment changes during races. Before July a paragraph existed in that rule allowing for feeding during races if the officials allowed it. That paragraph has since been removed with the intention that feeding is no longer allowed in UCI cyclocross races. The interpretation of that rule caused confusion and some controversy this past weekend at the first U.S. UCI C1 race at Ellison Park. On day one, not only was feeding not allowed but riders were also not allowed to have bottles on their pit bikes. For day 2, officials allowed a “hydration zone” to be set up so that riders could receive bottles and be doused, something that is not covered anywhere in UCI regulations. Continue reading “UPDATE: UCI Clarifies Feeding Rules for Cyclocross”

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The Big Picture: Ellison Park p/b Full Moon Vista

[Editor’s Note: The rollout continues. With this post I am thrilled to introduce Brett Rothmeyer to the In The Crosshairs family. Brett takes some of my favorite photos out there. He will be providing photos and words throughout the season starting with this past weekend’s Ellison Park p/b Full Moon Vista races. Check out Brett’s other work at thefurthestpointfromhome.tumblr.com.] Continue reading “The Big Picture: Ellison Park p/b Full Moon Vista”

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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)”

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