The Big Picture: U.S. Open Of Cyclocross

[Editor’s Note: Neil Schirmer used to be a DC-area guy, and a fixture in the Mid-Atlantic cycling scene. He’s now a Colorado guy, and we are going to take full advantage of that. Check out his site cxetc. at and follow him on Twitter at @nschirm.]

UCI C2 races are among the more enjoyable ones to watch, driven in part by the fact that many times there’s a really compelling mix of racers showing up to grab points. There could be a current national champion in the mix (as with Katie Compton next week at DCCX), or the occasional European pro here and there, and those are always fun.  Continue reading “The Big Picture: U.S. Open Of Cyclocross”


The Young Guns Of U.S. Cyclocross: Where Are They Now?

[Editor’s Note: Neil Schirmer makes his first appearance as a contributor to with a great look at the podium finishers from January’s U23 National Championship race in Austin and where they are now. You can follow Neil on Twitter at @NSchirm. Also check out his website, CXetc. for more good reading.]

After great finishes in Austin earlier this year in January, where are these young guns of US Cyclocross this season? What have they been up to and where are they headed? Here’s what we found after digging around and catching up with a few of them. Continue reading “The Young Guns Of U.S. Cyclocross: Where Are They Now?”