In between announcing duties I had the opportunity to grab a few images from yesterday’s Bear Creek Challenge. The race … Continue reading MTB Racing: Bear Creek Challenge Photos
In the weeks following the 2013 Cyclocross World Championships, which took place in Louisville, Kentucky, we put out a call … Continue reading 2013 Cyclocross World Championship Video: Crowdsourced
In #SVENNESS No. 6 we take a look at the 2013 Cyclocross World Championship race that took place in Louisville, … Continue reading SVENNESS No. 6
The 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championship took place February 2 in Louisville, Kentucky. Originally planned for February 2 and 3, a quickly rising Ohio River forced organizers to hold all four championship races on Saturday. By Sunday, Eva Bandman Park, site of the championship, was half under water. It turns out flood waters, unlike weather, are much easier to predict and the organizers made the right call.
For anybody who has raced in the U.S., where promoters routinely hold six to eight races a day, having four events in one day didn’t seem that compressed. Granted, getting to the early morning junior race, after a late night in Bourbon-land, was a challenge for a whole bunch of people and the crowd definitely grew as the day went on.
As for the event? Allow me to dip my toes into a pool of hyperbole and say “It was amazing!” The course, venue, fans and racing were all top-notch. My goal post-race was to ask every person dressed in Belgian colors and smoking a cigarette how we did. Not one had a negative word to say.
As part of the U.S. cyclocross community, this was a proud day for all of us. And hopefully the beginning of a new age in U.S. cyclocross, in which most top European racers routinely come to race on American soil at least once a year. Although it may be a while before we have the World Championship back in the states, a World Cup race in the next five years should not come across as a pipe dream. Continue reading “2013 Cyclocross Worlds: Some Words And Photos”
UCI has announced its 2013-2014 Cyclocross Schedule. Here is the schedule with contact info and websites from the UCI site. … Continue reading 2013-2014 UCI Cyclocross Calendar
@AnonCX was at CXNats. Did you see him? Have You Seen Him? from In The Crosshairs on Vimeo. Continue reading Have You Seen Him?
After a couple days of above-freezing temperatures, Sunday’s elite races at the 2013 U.S. Cyclocross Championship were held in frigid … Continue reading 2013 U.S. Cyclocross Nationals: Elite Men
At this year’s U.S. cyclocross championship, which took place in Verona, Wisconsin, we took some time to look at pit … Continue reading 2013 Cyclocross Nationals: A Look At The Pits
USA Cycling has announced the squads for the 2013 World Cyclocross Championships to be held February 2nd and 3rd in … Continue reading 2013 U.S. Cyclocross Worlds Squads
Verona, Wisconsin, was foggy, damp, chiily and muddy today. The course at U.S. Cyclocross Nationals changed hourly and lines that … Continue reading Whose Line? CXNats 2013