Eleven Questions With Stephen Hyde

  When I first saw Stephen Hyde race cross at Nittany CX my reaction was probably the same as most, “who is that kid!” Hyde took his place at the front of the race amongst talent like Todd Wells, Jacob Lasley and Adam Myerson to name a few, at times dictating the pace. Fast forward one week later and Hyde takes on Jonathan Page in a head to head battle at Charm City CX besting the veteran and at the time National Champion on day 2 of the event to win his first UCI race. Since then Stephen’s trajectory towards the top of the sport has been at lightning speed, this past season saw him on the podium weekly at the biggest event in the country including back to back victories at the UCI C1 events in Louisville, Kentucky. Stephen’s attitude is infectious and easy to see his love and dedication to the sport of cyclocross, I was able catch up with Stephen a few weeks after his season ended in Europe as he begins to refocus for the coming year.

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Eleven Questions With Tobin Ortenblad

When you think of Santa Cruz, CA what is the first thing that comes to mind? Surfing, fish tacos, Rob Roskopp, and likely if you are here cyclocross. Northern California has long been a hub of cyclocross and Santa Cruz has always produced great riders and great races. Recently Tobin Ortenblad a resident and student of the Santa Cruz cyclocross scene capped off his best season to date by capturing the U23 National Championship in Asheville NC a few weeks ago. Tobin is currently in Europe having just raced the final World Cup in Hoogerhiede and is now preparing for the World Championship in Zolder this coming weekend. We caught up with Tobin to see how life as a national champion is treating him back home and over in Europe. Continue reading “Eleven Questions With Tobin Ortenblad”


Crosshairs Radio Episode 5: Jeremy Powers

Three time and current national U.S. cyclocross champion, Jeremy Powers, joins us for a conversation on the latest episode of Crosshairs Radio. We talk about his place in the current U.S. cyclocross landscape, in which he is the guy everyone wants to beat and how his motivation for winning races has evolved over the years. We also discuss racing overseas and how that best works for racers in the U.S. who want to travel to, but not necessarily live in, Europe. Continue reading “Crosshairs Radio Episode 5: Jeremy Powers”