The Big Picture: Gran Prix Of Gloucester Day Two (Women’s Pro Race)

Warm weather, sunny skies, and clouds of dust persisted at day 2 of the Grand Prix of Gloucester, but that did not stop Katie Compton (Trek Factory Racing) from taking a decisive win after yesterday’s 3rd place finish. Continue reading “The Big Picture: Gran Prix Of Gloucester Day Two (Women’s Pro Race)”


The Big Picture: Gran Prix of Gloucester Day One (Women’s Pro Race)

[Editor’s Note: John Kavouris, who covered the Tour de France for In The Crosshairs, is back stateside and covering cyclocross with another installment of The Big Picture.]

 The domestic UCI calendar returns once again to Stage Fort Park in Gloucester, MA to kick off New England’s  Verge series. Gloucester is part of New England’s “Holy Week” of cyclocross that kicks off with the Midnight Ride. Weather was comfortable in the mid-60s and sunny. The course was fast, bone-dry, and a real dust bowl. Continue reading “The Big Picture: Gran Prix of Gloucester Day One (Women’s Pro Race)”

TV Guide: European Cyclocross Calendar 2015-2016

Granted, most of us in the US don’t have Sporza or Telenet on our cable box, or even on our Internet. But that doesn’t mean we don’t watch the races, right? So here’s the schedule for all of the 2015-2016 televised Euro-cross races, including the BPost Trophy Series, Superprestige Series, Soudal Classics, World Cup, Belgian National Championship and World Championship. Find a good VPN service, mark your calendars and I’ll see you on Twitter at @cxhairs. Continue reading “TV Guide: European Cyclocross Calendar 2015-2016”

Elle Anderson Announces New Team With SRAM/STRAVA

[Press Release]

Elle Anderson is launching her own cyclocross program for the 2015-16 campaign with the support of SRAM and Strava, as well as racing for USA Cycling in select European races.  Last year, Anderson raced the full 2014-15 European cyclocross circuit for the Belgian-based Kalas-NNOF cyclocross team.  She gained valuable experience racing against the best in the world, but this offseason she realized that she needed some extra time to recover, and therefore will not start racing this year until November. Continue reading “Elle Anderson Announces New Team With SRAM/STRAVA”

Rider Journal: Gavin Haley

[Editor’s Note: Today we introduce another contributor to the In The Crosshairs rider journal series. Gavin Haley is a rising star in cyclocross. A silver medal winner at the 2015 Cyclocross Nationals and a solid performance at Worlds, Gavin is a rider to watch.  He is 18 years old and lives in Santa Rosa, California. A natural on the bike, Gavin started riding without training wheels when he was around 2 years old. He grew up riding mountain bikes with his dad but didn’t race at first. “I have a Motorcross background, and picked up racing cyclocross when I was 10. I instantly loved it and have been racing ever since.” Besides riding bikes, Gavin has many hobbies, the biggest being music. He plays practically every instrument and is a pretty great singer, too. We had the opportunity to talk to Gavin at the pre-CrossVegas media event. That video interview is posted below Gavin’s journal entry.]

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Morning Round Up (September 23)

Wout van Aert is new UCI points leader for men. Sanne Cant remains leader for women. With the first World Cup and a handful of UCI C1 and C2 events in the books, the new UCI rankings have gone through some changes. On the men’s side, Wout van Aert (Vastgoedservice-Golden Palace) takes over the lead from last year’s points leader, Kevin Pauwels (Sunweb-Napoleon Games). Continue reading “Morning Round Up (September 23)”