Saturday, February 28, 2009
So last night was fun... Just imagine 3000 bikers all sitting at their computers trying to register for the 2009 Iceman, which is still 9 months away. I can only imagine the fury of e-mails S. Brown must have received, as well as SBO around 7:00. Hmm...any chance the Ithaca GP will receive such a pre-registration reaction?
Friday, February 27, 2009
LARS BOOM TO SKIP 2010 WORLDS
February 23rd, 2009 Filed Under cyclocross news, euro-file, racing
Lars Boom has already decided to skip the 2010 World Championships in Tabor, Czech Republic, according to a BN DeStem report. After failing at his stated goal to win the world title this year in Hoogerheide, the Dutch rider is moving on and said after racing in Heerlen a week ago that he’s embarking on a new chapter of his career and will focus on the spring classics in 2010.
Boom alluded to this change in our exclusive interview in Issue 5 of Cyclocross Magazine, however it did not sound like his withdrawl from the sport would be quite so drastic. Next season, Boom will only compete in five ‘cross events, and said he’ll do them for fun.
With Groenendaal retired and Boom distracted by the off-season discipline also known as “road,” Dutch hopes may fall on Thijs Al to fight the Belgian dominance.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
New for 2009...Specialized Allez Expert frame with carbon stays and the thickest downtube I've ever seen on a bike, including my Principia.
Full 2009 Rival with small improvements over the original version.
With white hoods just because I can.
Can't wait to get it out on the roads. Of course the day I build it up is the day we get 2" of snow after a week of warm temperatures. Oh well, there is plenty of riding in the summer.
Stay tuned for pics of the NEW Specialized Stumpjumper Comp 29'er...
Sunday, February 08, 2009
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
"The big winner on the week was Echelon (Jay Moncel, USA) with an enormous 552 points total, easly eclipsing the most points ever scored in a week. Despite that monstrous total, the top score was outpaced by the all-star score by almost 100 points! Echelon picked 8 out of the top 11 scorers on the weekend. The all-star team is as follows, with Echelon’s picks highlighted in bold: Sven Nys (66), Zdenek Stybar (75), Klaas Vantornout (10), Neils Albert (90), Philipp Walsleben (60), Francis Mourey (48), Hanka Kupfernagel (75), Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (12), Katie Compton (66), Marianne Vos (90) and Sanne Van Paassen (57). The all-star final score was 649 points. Second place on the weekend went to Team Diablos (Bryan Garfoot, USA), with 549 points, with the bronze medal going to Froglegs (Mark Lovejoy, USA)"