Category Archives: Boulder’s Velo News

Q&A: Jeremy Powers coping with heart issues that sidetracked CX season

In early November, Jeremy Powers, 34, let the world know, via Facebook, that he had been experiencing some issues with his heart. Since that time he has posted further updates about his condition. As the author of “The Haywire Heart,” a critically important guide to heart care for athletes and the first book to delve…
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Supercross, day 2: Ferrier Bruneau repeats; Curtis White wins

After prevailing in the rain Saturday, Christel Ferrier Bruneau won again Sunday at Supercross Cup, while Curtis White prevailed in the men’s race in Suffern, New York. “I’m very happy with this weekend, to win the two races,” said Ferrier Bruneau (SAS-Macogep). “It was really a slippery course, very hard physically. It was really…
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Van der Poel and Cant win Bogense CX World Cup

The two European cyclocross champions came out on top Sunday in the fourth round of the UCI cyclocross World Cup, as Sanne Cant won the women’s race and Mathieu van der Poel won the men’s event in Bogense, Denmark. It was a preview of the 2019 world cyclocross championships to be held at the…
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Werner and Ferrier Bruneau solo to SuperCross Cup wins on day 1

Kerry Werner (Kona) and Christel Ferrier Bruneau (SAS-Macogep) emerged victorious in the men’s and women’s elite races, respectively, on a cold, slippery day Saturday at SuperCross Cup in Suffern, New York. In the women’s race, Cassie Maximenko (VanDessel-Atom Composite Wheels) took the holeshot. However, Ferrier Bruneau wasted no time, escaping on the first lap…
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Katie Clouse: The teenage star of U.S. cyclocross

CINCINNATI, Ohio (VN) — A damp October evening transformed the cyclocross track at Devou Park into thick mud, and by the midpoint of the professional women’s race, riders were unrecognizable underneath the muck. As the bunch sped around the muddy track, one rider stood out. She was shorter than her competitors and bore the…
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Caroline Mani: ‘The Animal’ adapts after off-season uncertainty

Her nickname is “The Animal.” Caroline Mani is known for her tenacious style in cyclocross races both stateside and in Europe. As it turns out, that attitude follows her off the bicycle as well. Throughout 2017, Mani’s tenacity helped her overcome a multitude of obstacles that stemmed from a legal dispute with her former…
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Mani and Kaiser score first victories of the year at Cyntergy Hurtland

Under sunny and calm autumn skies, Caroline Mani (Van Dessel/Atom Composites) took the top prize for the elite women in a solo ride to the finish at the UCI C2 Cyntergy Hurtland in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Sunday. A two-man sprint was won by Cody Kaiser (Lange Twins/Specialized), who edged out last year’s winner Skyler…
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Northampton: A weekend White-out, Emma and Curtis win again

Curtis White and Emma White of the Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com squad swept the Verge Northampton International presented by Cycle-Smart. Both extended their leads in the Vittoria Northeast Cyclocross Series presented by Clif Bar and Cycle-Smart. Similar to Saturday’s elite women’s race, Emma White would shake things up early. However, on Sunday, she controlled the race with…
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Gavere: Van Aert capitalizes on van der Poel’s last lap puncture

Wout van Aert (Crelan-Charles) claimed victory at the fifth round of the Superprestige series in Gavere, Belgium on Sunday, as Mathieu van der Poel (Beobank-Corendon) suffered a final lap mechanical while leading and had to settle for third on the day. Toon Aerts (Telenet Fidea) was able to hold off van der Poel after…
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Gavere: van Loy proves strongest in the mud

Ellen van Loy (Telenet Fidea) came out on top, as she battled the entirety of the race with Nikki Brammeier (Boels-Dolmans). She beat the Briton in the sprint to the line, though it was not very much of a sprint as both riders were too worn out to even stand up. The extremely muddy…
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Northampton: White siblings, Emma and Curtis, are triumphant on day one

The Verge Northampton International presented by Cycle-Smart was dominated by the riders of Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com on Saturday, the first day of the two-day UCI C2 event. Emma White rode away with the Elite Women’s race early, while her older brother Curtis would narrowly beat teammate Stephen Hyde in a sprint to the line…
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Jaarmarktcross: Aerts, Brammeier are victorious

Toon Aerts (Telenet Fidea) won the Jaarmarktcross in Niel, Belgium on Saturday for the second consecutive year. The former European Champion, a title he lost last week to Mathieu van der Poel (Beobank-Corendon), was the strongest on the heavy muddy course and he paced himself perfectly to take the victory. Laurens Sweeck (ERA-Circus) recovered…
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Fahringer fulfilled by the challenge of managing CX team

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (VN) — It’s quite possible that Rebecca Fahringer is the busiest woman in pro cyclocross. On the morning of a major race, such as the US Cup-CX finale in Derby City, her rivals focus on pre-race nutrition, warm-up rituals, or gear. Fahringer, on the other hand, manages a team of four riders. She drives them…
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VN Interviews podcast: Ryan Trebon on US Cup-CX, Lance’s donation

More episodes of the VeloNews PodcastVN pod, ep. 58: Inside Movistar team camp; US Cup-CX wrapVN pod, ep. 57: Mail Musette Qs on Sky’s marginal gains, Dumoulin, AruVN Interviews podcast: Phil Gaimon on dopers, Strava, and retirementVN podcast, ep. 55: Tour de France? Tour de Ambush!More episodes of the VeloNews PodcastVN pod, ep. 58:…
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VN Show: US Cup-CX wraps up; VeloSwap’s zany gear

More episodes of The VeloNews ShowVeloNews Show: Quintana and Landa get passive-aggressiveVeloNews Show: Is the 2018 TDF innovative or gimmicky?VN Show: Tips to help Thibaut beat NibaliVN Show: Sagan makes it three; Dutch domination; Contador singsMore episodes of The VeloNews ShowVeloNews Show: Quintana and Landa get passive-aggressiveThe 2018 season hasn't even started and there…
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Video: Highlights from US Cup-CX/Derby City

More on the US Cup-CXVN Show: US Cup-CX wraps up; VeloSwap’s zany gearVN pod, ep. 58: Inside Movistar team camp; US Cup-CX wrapQ&A: Tips from two of US Cup-CX’s top mechanicsCannondale cleans up in first US Cup-CX series with Hyde and KeoughMore on the US Cup-CXVN Show: US Cup-CX wraps up; VeloSwap’s zany gearOn…
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Q&A: Tips from two of US Cup-CX’s top mechanics

On Saturday, Stephen Hyde and Kaitie Keough were crowned champions of the first US Cup-CX series. Cyclocross is a demanding sport for the riders and the equipment. So, series sponsor Sho-Air and organizer Ryan Trebon decided to do something special for the people behind the scenes, the ones who weren’t riding on the hilly…
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Unstoppable Hyde defends Pan-Am ‘cross title

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (VN) — Stephen Hyde continued his streak of victories with a Pan-American Championship Sunday in Louisville. The Cannondale-CyclocrossWorld.com rider soloed to victory like he did Saturday in the US Cup-CX/Derby City. Tobin Ortenblad (Santa Cruz-Donkey Label) was second ahead of Canadian Michael van den Ham (Garneau-Easton Cycling). “It feels really good after…
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Compton continues reign as Pan-Am champion

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (VN) — Thirteen-time U.S. national champion Katie Compton won the Pan-American cyclocross championships Sunday in Louisville with another convincing solo ride. As she did on Saturday in the US Cup-CX/Derby City, the KFC Racing-Trek-Panache rider dispatched Cannondale-CyclocrossWorld.com’s Kaitie Keough midway through the race. Canadian Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Sas Macogep Aquisio) was third. “It…
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Van der Poel wins first elite European ‘cross title

Mathieu van der Poel (Netherlands) continued his emphatic 2017 season, by dominantly winning the elite men’s European Cyclocross Championship in Tabor, Czech Republic on Sunday. The win is the first time he has claimed the elite European cyclocross title. Lars van der Haar was able to stay with van der Poel for nearly two…
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Cannondale cleans up in first US Cup-CX series with Hyde and Keough

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (VN) — Stephen Hyde and Kaitie Keough won overall titles in the Sho-Air US Cup-CX Saturday, demonstrating the strength of their Cannondale-CyclocrossWorld.com team. Plus, Cannondale’s Emma White finished second in the women’s classification. It was the inaugural edition of the series and the first national-level cyclocross series since the U.S. Gran Prix…
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Euro CX Champs: Cant sprints to victory over Brand

Sanne Cant (Belgium) sprinted to victory over Lucinda Brand (Netherlands) at the 2017 European Cyclocross Championships in Tabor, Czech Republic on Sunday. This is the third time that Cant has won the European title after triumphs in 2014 and 2015. However, this is the first time she has won the championship is the rainbow…
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U.S. champs Compton and Hyde win US Cup-CX/Derby City

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (VN) — On a new, hilly venue in Louisville, Kentucky, Katie Compton and Stephen Hyde took convincing wins in the US Cup-CX/Derby City Sunday. Kaitlin Keough was second and Crystal Anthony finished third in the women’s race. Gage Hecht and Kerry Werner were second and third, respectively, in the men’s race at…
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Pro Bike: Spencer Petrov’s Focus Mares Force 1

Spencer Petrov and his Aspire Racing teammates, Jeremy Powers and Ellen Noble, will ride the stock paint scheme version of the Focus Mares CX at the US Cup-CX/Derby City Cup in Louisville, Kentucky. They will ride the bikes in coordination with the Pan-American Championships on Sunday. The final round of the US Cup-CX is on…
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Koppenbergcross: Van der Poel, Wyman take home famed stone

Mathieu van de Poel’s (Beobank-Corendon) start-to-finish dominance was not on display at the Koppenbergcross on Wednesday in Oudenaarde, Belgium, but the powerful Dutchman still found a way to win. He conquered the cobbled Koppenberg climb, as the elite men had to ascend the brutal hill on 10 occasions. European Champion Toon Aerts (Telenet Fidea),…
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How Helen Wyman would fix cyclocross’s seven big problems

Cyclocross is far from perfect. Perhaps no athlete is more familiar with the sport’s problems than Helen Wyman. The 36-year-old has raced in the women’s professional field for the last 14 years, winning nine British national championships and two European titles. She also sits on the UCI’s cyclocross commission and helps the governing body…
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Powers and Petrov: ’Cross brothers from another mother

BALTIMORE, Maryland (VN) — Spencer Petrov sat hunched on the ground, his legs spread wide, sweat dripping from his brow, eyes glazed in a post-anaerobic stupor, with a hint of disappointment. Just after crossing the finish line on day two of the US Cup-CX/Charm City, Petrov (Aspire Racing) slumped to the dirt and leaned…
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US Cup-CX/Cincy CX: Hyde wins again, as Noble comes out on top

Stephen Hyde (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) and young sensation Gage Hecht (Alpha Bicycle Co.- Groove Subaru) had a battle for the ages, with the veteran finally breaking free from Hecht on the final lap to claim victory in round six of the Sho-Air US Cup-CX on Sunday in Cincinnati, Ohio. Curtis White, Hyde’s teammate, won…
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HPCX: Smith conquers, Runnels repeats on day two

Scott Smith prevailed in muddy conditions on Sunday at HPCX in Jamesburg, New Jersey, as steady rain throughout the day progressed into a full downpour by the time the elite men took to the start. Smith amped up the pressure soon after the holeshot, which was won by Kevin Bradford-Parish (Gillespie Eye Care/SETcoaching/Specialized). Justin…
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US Cup-CX/Cincy CX: Hyde, Keough dominant on day one

Stephen Hyde (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) was in a world of his own on Saturday at Devou Park in Covington, Kentucky for the two-day US Cup-CX/Cincy CX, as the racers battled the first cold and muddy conditions of the year. The U.S. national cyclocross champion rode solo for nearly the entirety of the race and…
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HPCX: Kisseberth and Runnels win day one

New England’s Jack Kisseberth (JAM/NCC) was able to ride a technical feature most had to run on the final lap, gapping the lead group he was in and survived to the finish to win day one of the UCI C2 Highland Park Cyclocross (HPCX) in Jamesburg, New Jersey on Saturday. He finished eight seconds…
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Bjorn Selander’s long comeback to pro racing

When the dust settles on his 2017 cyclocross campaign, Bjorn Selander will measure his overall success not by victories and losses, but by race finishes, high fives, and smiles. For Selander, 29, simply pinning on a number marks a triumph in his return to elite level cyclocross. “It’s a comeback and it’s a new…
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VN podcast, ep. 56: The key cyclocross stories of 2017

More episodes of the VeloNews Cycling PodcastVN podcast, ep. 55: Tour de France? Tour de Ambush!VeloNews Interviews podcast: CX champ Stephen HydeVN podcast, ep. 54: Why Lombardia is cycling’s hardest raceVN podcast: Interbike mountain bike specialMore episodes of the VeloNews Cycling PodcastVN podcast, ep. 55: Tour de France? Tour de Ambush!The Tour de France…
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DCCX: Werner wins again, Williams dethrones Kemmerer

Midatlantic local Carla Williams (Joe’s Bike Shop) won her first UCI race of the season Sunday at DCCX, and Kerry Werner (Kona) swept the weekend with his second win in as many days. Williams avoided an early crash on the second lap of the fast, dusty track at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in…
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Koksijde: van der Poel in a class of his own

After crashing out of the lead group the day before at the Telenet Superprestige in Boom, Belgium, Mathieu van der Poel (Beobank-Corendon) demonstrated he is in a class of his own on Sunday. The Dutchman led start to finish, as he did at the first two world cup races, to triumph at the third…
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Koksijde: Kaptheijns untouchable in the sand

Maud Kaptheijns (Crelan-Charles) was flawless in the sand dunes of Koksijde, Belgium on Sunday, as she took victory in the third Telenet UCI Cyclocross World Cup of the season. She finished fifth and 10th at the first two world cups in the United States, but since returning to Europe she has been virtually unbeatable.…
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DCCX: Werner, Kemmerer triumph solo on day one

Kerry Werner (Kona) bided his time on day one of the UCI C2 DCCX in Washington D.C. on Saturday and put in a lethal attack late in the race to solo in for the victory. The win is his second UCI win of the season. “I was staying conservative and trying to be as…
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Boom: Van Aert finally victorious

World champion Wout van Aert (Crelan-Charles) has finally come into winning form, as he soloed to victory on Saturday at the Niels Albert CX in Boom, Belgium. Laurens Sweeck (ERA-Circus) finished second with Lars van der Haar (Telenet Fidea) rounding out the podium. Dutchman Mathieu van der Poel, who had won the opening two…
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Boom: Superprestige hat-trick for Kaptheijns

Maud Kaptheijns (Crelan-Charles) continued her run of fine form in Boom, Belgium on Saturday by winning the Niels Albert CX, the third round of the premier Telenet Superprestige series in a sprint against world champion Sanne Cant (Beobank-Corendon). The final lap saw a fierce quartet of Kapthijns, Cant, under-23 world champion Annemarie Worst (ERA-Circus)…
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Kaitie Keough’s focus on details brings 2017 success

BALTIMORE, Maryland (VN) — Eight years ago, a 17-year-old Kaitie Antonneau (now Keough) was driving around the U.S. in a minivan racing cyclocross for the Planet Bike team. She was young and having fun. While she gathered some impressive results for her age, she, admittedly, wasn’t concerned with what would come next. It was…
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U.S Open of Cyclocross: Millburn and Mcfadden score first wins of season

Australian Garry Millburn (Speedvagen x MAAP) was victorious in a three-rider sprint on day two of the UCI C2 U.S. Open of Cyclocross in Boulder, Colorado on Sunday. The Aussie led onto the finishing straight and was able to hold off Hector Riveros (Stan’s NoTubes) and Michael van den Ham (Garneau Easton) to capture…
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Gloucester: Ortenblad doubles up, Noble powers to victory

Tobin Ortenblad (Santa Cruz/Donkey Label Racing) continued to be untouchable of late on U.S. soil, as he captured his fifth victory in his last six races on day two of the Gran Prix of Gloucester on Sunday in New England. Jeremy Powers (Aspire Racing) finished second and Curtis White (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) rounded out…
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US Cup-CX overall purse to now pay three-places

The Sho-Air US Cup-CX announced on Sunday morning that additional funds are being pledged in order to increase the prize purse and now pay three-places deep for both the elite men’s and elite women’s final overall standings. The overall prize purse was originally a winner-take-all with the overall men’s and women’s winners each receiving…
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Zonhoven: van der Poel continues to be untouchable

Mathieu van der Poel (Beobank-Corendon) continued to be untouchable this season, as he handily won the second round of the Telenet Superprestige series in Zonhoven, Belgium on Sunday. After an uncharacteristic slow start, he bridged to the leaders on the fourth lap and promptly attacked them down one of the long sandy descents. He…
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U.S. Open of Cyclocross: Driscoll and Huck victorious on day one

Jamey Driscoll (Donnelly Sports) captured his first victory of the season on Saturday at the first day of the UCI C2 U.S. Open of Cyclocross in Boulder, Colorado. Canadian Michael van den Ham (Garneau Easton) finished second by mere centimeters with Keegan Swenson (Cannondale/3Rox) rounding out the podium in third. Strongs winds and a…
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White, Keough, Rochette tied for series lead US Cup-CX heads to Baltimore

Who is the better cyclocross racer: Emma White, Maghalie Rochette, or Kaitlin Keough? It’s the question that could be answered this coming weekend at Baltimore’s Charm City Cyclocross, which serves as the second race weekend of the new US Cup-CX series. After one weekend of racing, the three women are tied for first place…
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