Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Race Before the Race – Understanding CX and UCI Points

The most critical part of any cyclocross race is the start. Being first out of the gate and to the first technical section provides an advantage as things often bunch-up behind the first group. Without a good start, a rider can go from contending for the win to being ten to twenty seconds behind – … Continue reading

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Monday Musette: The World Championships

For today’s Monday Musette, we’ve got the World Championships on our mind. Here’s what we’re chewing on: So, Mark Cavendish is now the road racing World Champion. Those who love to hate Cavendish might have a sour taste in their mouths, but as Fabian Cancellara pointed out in a post-race interview, it was a sprinter’s … Continue reading

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The Sticky Bidon – September 23, 2011

Interesting cycling items from across the Internet, September 23, 2011 Gilbert: "I have to ride smart and focused" Patrick Lefevere: “I hope Chavanel wins and Gilbert dies on his wheel” 2011 UCI World Road Championships, Junior women and U23 men’s road race photos by Casey B. Gibson Seen any cool links we missed? Share ’em … Continue reading

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Cyclocross Weekend Preview 9/23

This weekend sees the North American cyclocross circuit begin to burst forth in earnest, while overseas, a bevy of C2 races means that the Europeans are still in preseason mode until the first major race of the season – a Superprestige race on October 9th. In North America, the U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross kicks … Continue reading

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World Champ By Numbers 2011

Picking favorites for a one day race like the World Championships is tricky. A cyclist who performs well in late August/early September may be totally out of shape come October. Riding on to the podium of a race like the Vuelta will leave you in peak condition, but what sort of impact will three weeks … Continue reading

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Weekend Preview – Elite Men’s World Road Race Championship

  This year’s World Championship is expected to be one for the sprinters. A flat course in Copenhagen practically guarantees it. But after many of the sport’s top sprinters have suffered through injury-plagued seasons, is anyone left standing to take advantage of the course? And given that many of the more veteran sprinters seem to … Continue reading

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