E3 Harelbeke – Three Riders to Watch

Not much time today, but here are the three riders I see as having the best chances of keeping the defending E3 champ’s feet (and perhaps more importantly, hands) off the podium tomorrow. Sep Vanmarcke (Team LottoNL-Jumbo) If his performances in the Omloop and Strade Bianche are any indication, Vanmarcke is ready to dominate the … Continue reading

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

Sven Nys and Klaas Vantornout battle it out in Louisville. Photo: Balint (http://cyclephotos.co.uk/).

Cross Predictions – Week 22

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


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

Dwars door Vlaanderen – 5 Riders to Watch

And it begins… The most wonderful time of the season is once again upon us, starting with tomorrow’s 70th running of Dwars door Vlaanderen. Dwars is a terrific race for many reasons, and it’s always worth watching if you have the time. Here are five riders I’ll be keeping an eye during tomorrow’s event, both … Continue reading