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Cyclocross Summer Vacation

If you spent your summer riding skinny tires, watching Tour de France feeds, and all but forgot about the cyclocross bike hanging on your wall, you’re not alone. In a sport that has so much to offer, it’s hard to specialize. Indeed, even many top American pros have a hard time keeping it knobby. So, … Continue reading

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Cyclocross Weekend Wrap-Up: World Championship Edition

On Sunday afternoon in Sankt-Wendel, Germany, Zdenek Stybar successfully defended his position as Cyclocross World Champion with a commanding win. Faced with a strong Belgian team, Stybar went to the front early and stayed there, whittling away the ranks of his rivals until only Sven Nys remained. And then, he distanced Nys, too. It was … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – Moreno, Meeusen, Marianne, Medals, and a Miscarriage of Justice.

1. Was there something contagious in the  Italian water this past week? Moreno Argentin followed Mario Cipollini’s comments about the de-machoing of cycling with his own, saying “A lot of people aren’t hungry for success,” and accusing both Alberto Contador and the UCI of being spineless and soft. He also said that both Contador and … Continue reading

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2010 US Cyclocross Nationals – Editors’ Picks

Of his first season of elite cyclocross racing, a guy I used to race with said, “The top five or ten guys are racing one race, and the five guys behind them are racing another race. And then there are the rest of us.” This description of the steep steps up the talent pyramid seems … Continue reading

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