Category Archives: Boulder’s Velo News

The Cross Vegas Pit Crew’s Job Starts When?

I was on my bike, halfway to the Cross Vegas venue in pitch dark, when I received a breathless call from Bjørn Selander. “Lennard, I need your help,” he said, holding back panic. “I just rolled my rear tire in the course pre-ride!” The Borah Teamwear powered by Bingham Built rider had just flown…
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Cross Vegas: Sweeck, Nash solo to victory

Laurens Sweeck (ERA-Circus) soloed to victory at the 2017 Cross Vegas on Wednesday night with the famous Las Vegas Strip shining brightly in the distance. The Belgian attacked through the uphill sand pit on lap one and was never to be seen again. Laurens brother Diether finished second with Jeremy Powers (Aspire), who did…
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Jingle Cross: van der Poel, Nash take World Cup wins

Mathieu van der Poel (Beobank-Corendon) flew off the start like he was shot out of a cannon and proceeded to solo the entire race to win the opening round of the 2017/18 Telenet UCI Cyclocross World Cup on Sunday in Iowa City. Van der Poel had fresh legs for the final and most important…
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Jingle Cross: Vermeersch, Gilbert take victory on Day 2

Belgium’s Gianni Vermeersch (Team Steylaerts) captured the victory on Saturday night at the UCI C2 event on the second day of racing at the Jingle Cross Festival. France’s Steve Chainel (Team Chazal/Canyon) claimed second with American Tobin Ortenblad (Santa Cruz/Donkey Label Racing) rounding out the podium in third. Only six riders also racing Sunday’s…
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Jingle Cross: Sweeck, Keough take Day 1

Laurens Sweeck (ERA-Circus) captured the win Friday in the men’s race on the opening night of the three-day Jingle Cross Festival, taking advantage of the absence of two-time world champion Wout van Aert (Crelan-Charles) and former world champion Mathieu van der Poel (Beobank-Corendon). The racing took place under the lights on Friday night and…
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USA Cycling announces 2017 ProCX calendar

USA Cycling announced its 2017 ProCX calendar for the fall cyclocross season Monday. In some ways, the exhaustive 43-race calendar of UCI events is similar to that of years past. However, there is one key difference: This season sees the return of a major series in the seven-race Sho-Air US Cup-CX series. “I want a…
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Cowbells and kettlebells: Why CrossFit ‘cross is great

‘Cross is coming? No, cyclocross is already here and in a place you’d least expect it. The CrossFit Games — yep, the fitness competition that claims to crown the world’s fittest man and woman — are underway this week in Madison, Wisconsin. This year, the CrossFit Games include a cyclocross competition. The contestants zipped around…
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Can U.S. men be competitive in European ‘cross?

What will it take for American men to be a factor on the international cyclocross stage? With the domestic season and nationals behind us, only two weekends remain before world championships in Luxembourg. U.S. women, most notably 13-time national champ Katie Compton, have had an impact in the sport’s European heartland for quite some…
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