2015 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad – Riders to Watch

One of the best races of the year is finally here. 200km, 11 hills, and 10 cobbled sectors–it’s Omloop time! This year, instead of clogging your Twitter feeds, I’ve decided to post my previews in a familiar place. If you like what you read, you can follow me (@whityost) and the blog (@paveblog) on Twitter. … Continue reading
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2013 Cyclocross World Championships Preview – Elite Men

When the dust settles on Sunday afternoon, the cyclocross community will have a new World Champion. Since 1950, the best cross riders in the world have gathered to race for the coveted rainbow stripes. This Sunday, 46 riders from 19 countries will line up in Louisville for their shot at a title. Over the past … Continue reading

Marianne Vos leads the charge in Namur. Photo: Balint.

2013 Cyclocross World Championships Preview – Elite Women

Despite having the smallest field of the weekend, the Elite Women’s race is a who’s-who of cross. The cost of traveling to and from Europe has caused issues for several nations, who decided not to send the maximum riders allowed, or none at all. It should come as no surprise that the United States and … Continue reading


French U23 Champion Julien Alaphilippe. Photo: Balint.

2013 Cyclocross World Championships Preview – U23 Men

The Under 23 Men’s race will take place Saturday afternoon and should be a great race to watch. The U23 riders are literally on the doorstep of racing with the Elite Men and the World Championship race will bring the best of the best to Louisville. With the absence of two-time defending champion Lars van … Continue reading

Mathieu van der Poel in Ronse, Photo: Balint.

2013 Cyclocross World Championships Preview – Junior Men

33 juniors from 11 nations will toe the start line in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday. These 17 and 18 year old riders often go on to great things as they move into the U23 ranks and then to the Elite Men. The list of past World Champions is impressive: Bart Aernouts, Martin Bina, Lars Boom, … Continue reading


Cross Predictions – Week 22

Sven Nys and Klaas Vantornout battle it out in Louisville. Photo: Balint (http://cyclephotos.co.uk/). As the post worlds bourbon hangover wears off for most American cross fans, racing continues for a few more weeks across the pond. This past Wednesday saw four-time World Champion Bart Wellens pick up a victory ahead of newly crowned World Champion Sven Nys. On Saturday, the European contingent will head to Lille for Krawatencross … Continue reading