Monthly Archives: December 2011

Cyclocross World Cup Round 5 Preview: Namur

Namur, Belgium hosts the fifth round of the Word Cup this Sunday and is part of a series of firsts. This marks the first time Namur will host a World Cup round on its famous course. It’s also the first time a city in the Walloon region of Belgium has hosted a World Cup race. … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Guide – Giro Aeon Helmet

In 2010, my favorite helmet was the Giro Prolight, a helmet that debuted to mixed reviews at that year’s Tour de France. Why mixed? Well, while it was indeed the lightest helmet on the market at the time, fitting it to your head was a hit-or-miss proposition—if it fit you, it immediately became the most … Continue reading

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International Cyclocross Power Rankings, #13

1. Sven Nys (2) – A two-win weekend, albeit in smaller races, and Nys goes back on top of the Power Rankings. He’s having the kind of season that anybody else would kill for.  2. Bart Aernouts (4) – After bridging up to the lead group on Sunday, Aernouts was the only rider who could … Continue reading

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North American Cyclocross Power Rankings, Week #14

1. Jeremy Powers (1) – With a two-for-two weekend even after coming off a post-Koksijde lull, Powers makes it five consecutive US Gran Prix victories, and his second overall win in the series. If he continues to build to Nationals, we’ll see him in stars and stripes – finally.  2. Tim Johnson (2) – this … Continue reading

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International Cyclocross Weekend Wrap-Up: Nys Guys Finish First

Scheldecross (C1) A last-lap mechanical cost Sven Nys his shot a victory in Antwerpen last year. This year, Nys rode the race to near perfection, taking the victory a head of Tom Meeusen and Dieter Vanthourenhout. Meeusen continues to have a stellar season with another solid ride, while Vanthourenhout surprised many with his podium finish. … Continue reading

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North American Cyclocross Weekend Wrap-Up: USGP Finale

USGP Rounds 7 & 8 (C1/C2) We’ve been waiting all season for a showdown between Tim Johnson and Jeremy Powers. Saturday’s UCI C1 race in Bend, Oregon provided the first true head-to-head battle between the former teammates. Last year, Powers and Johnson went toe-to-toe in a pair of brilliant battles that decided the USGP overall. … Continue reading

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