Monthly Archives: November 2011

Sven Nys and the Changing of the Guard

We keep coming back to Adam Myerson’s comment that Sven Nys’s controversial sprint against Kevin Pauwels at Saturday’s World Cup race in Koksijde was “the desperate maneuver of a dying king faced with the reality of his successor.” It seems that every year, there will be a flurry of commentary suggesting that the end of … Continue reading

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North American Cyclocross Power Rankings, Week #12

Here we are, three months deep into the cylocross season. It’s a bit of a midseason lull for many, with a couple quieter weekends following a big USGP weekend in Louisville. That said, there’s been plenty of action so let’s take a look at what’s shaking and who’s winning. 1. Jeremy Powers (1) – Our resident … Continue reading

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North American Cyclocross Weekend Review, Thanksgiving Edition

Jingle Cross Rock (C2/C2/C1) Jamey Driscoll fired the first shot at Rock 1, kicking off the three-day Jingle Cross Rock races by pulling in a victory for a squad that has underperformed in the Wins department. It was a commanding victory – Driscoll finished nearly 20 seconds ahead of Chris Jones and almost a … Continue reading

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Behind THE Barriers – Season 2, Episode 9

Episode 9 of Behind the Barriers came out on the holiest of US holidays, Black Friday. If you didn’t get a chance to check it out because you were busy pepper spraying people so you could score a cheap Xbox, here it is for your viewing enjoyment!

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On the Nys-Pauwels Sprint

As the photo above demonstrates, Saturday’s World Cup race in Koksijde, Belgium came down to a race between Sven Nys, a veteran who’s maintained his winning ways throughout an unusually long and successful career, and Kevin Pauwels, a younger rider in the midst of a dominant season that is the fulfillment of several years of … Continue reading

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International Cyclocross Weekend Preview: A World Champs Test Run, and more

Cyclocross World Cup Round 3 – Koksijde (CDM) The third round of the UCI World Cup heads to Koksijde, Belgium for its first round outside of the Czech Republic. Saturday’s race takes place in the North Sea coast on the grounds of the Koksijde Military Base. More importantly, Koksijde will play host to the 2012 … Continue reading

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