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2013 Cyclocross National Championships Predictions

While things have been a bit hectic over the past few weeks with my travels to Belgium, the holidays and training, it’s time to deliver the biggest predictions of the season. Below you will find my predicted podium of every national championship, except for Belgium and the United States. Those two countries will be featured … Continue reading

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Monday Musette: National Championships Round-Up

Welcome to another installment of Pavé’s Monday Musette. This morning, we’re chewing on a weekend full of National Championship races and eyeing the form of dominant riders as we all head into the Tour de France. 1. In Belgium, Phillipe Gilbert finally claimed a win (video link) after finishing second in four prior editions of … Continue reading

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Road Nationals Preview

With the Tour de France bearing down on us, riders across the world are flying to their home countries for their respective National Championships, hoping to wear their country’s colors when La Grande Boucle begins on July 2nd. Here’s a quick run-down of who the Pavé staff will have their eyes on this weekend. France … Continue reading

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Letters from Abroad – Valentin Tackles Swiss Nationals

For the past two seasons, Valentin Scherz, a 20-year-old elite cyclocross racer from Switzerland, has come to the US to compete in races as part of the Philadelphia Cyclocross School program. This season he was captain of their 2010 Cyfac-Champion Systems p/b Revolution Wheelworks Team.  In 2010, Scherz successfully defended his Mid-Atlantic Cyclocross Series titles … Continue reading

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European National Championships Preview

With nearly a dozen national championships on the line throughout Europe, this weekend promises to be one of the most exciting of the year. In addition to the general hype and excitement of national championships, a few late developing storylines have added to the drama. Lars Boom, the defending Dutch national champion, may not even … Continue reading

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Wednesday Cross Report and Power Ranking

Nationals are over, Worlds beckon–clearly, we’re nearing the end of the 2009/2010 cyclocross season.  Here’s the latest report and Power Ranking from Erik Mitchell–our man in the mud.  For more, go visit Erik’s site, The Run-up. This past weekend, the superstars of cyclocross split-up and went home as the Belgians, Dutch, Czech, French and Italians … Continue reading

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