Continuing their coverage of the CX NATS, CX Hairs takes us through the Men’s Elite field in a series of tracking shots.
I’m sure CX Hairs has a full queue from the CX NATS coming through their YouTube in the next few days, but let’s kick it off with the men’s singlespeed race.
CX Hairs brings us video coverage from this past weekend’s Nobeyama Rapha Supercross in Japan. This video features Tim Johnson and Anthony Clark for a Nobeyama Preview Lap.
Floatin, Seeing, Shooting at the Derby City Cup
Photos and Words by Jeff Curtes
Editor’s Note: We’ll keep this intro brief because brevity is Jeff’s thing. The way I look at it, when it comes to documenting ‘cross, your photos should do the talking…
Cannondale approached me last year, wanted me on their ticket, wanted a fresh new look to their shots. So we connected, I’m doing my thang for them for 13 races, this past weekend was a target since it was Pan Am Champs, so I came over the pond and got the shots. It’s a Loose program, I do my thing, no restrictions, as it should be.
I float, I see, I shoot.
Since he’s not doing Svenness anymore, I was stoked to see CX Hairs’ newest videos, showcasing some Cincinnati Cyclocross races. Here’s the Devou Park Women’s Recap and if you want to see the men’s, check it out at the CX Hairs Youtube page.
Photo by Sven Martin
At the Val di Sole UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Nino put on a show and while getting steezy during an XC race isn’t anything new, Sven’s photo made me want to watch his entire run. Check out the full story at SRAM and follow Sven on Instagram for more MTB excellence.
Tourist de France
Words by Sean Talkington, Photos by Sean Talkington and Kyle Kelley
Roughly 8 or maybe even 9 years ago (it’s a bit fuzzy after all these years) I started working at a bicycle shop in LA called Orange 20. The shop manager at the time Mr. Kyle Kelley aka Trackosaurus Rex hired me to work in the new larger space they had just rented. Soon after that, Ace Carreterro aka The Sleepers came on board. Ace and I were both sales associates who ended up working pretty much the same weekly schedule with Kyle. I had very little in common with the two of them.
We’ve all been there at some point, but how many of us would pop our dislocated shoulder back in and then finish the race? Rachel Atherton is a boss.
… and I can’t wait to watch it!
I’ll watch every single one of them.
Roubaix always proves to be one of the most exciting in the Monuments races.
And it’s brining all the pink!
The man’s hair. His beard. His hat and even his initial reply. I’m into it!
Professional cycling’s alleged use of motorized race bikes gets an in-depth look in the latest 60 Minutes. Apparently, the video embed isn’t compatible with this site, so you’ve gotta go to CBS News to watch it.
Tobin Ortenblad isn’t your typical 22-year-old, nor does he fit the mold of most professional bicycle racers. Sure, he has a coach and a training plan, but that’s where the path begins to blur. Tobin was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California and spent most of his formative years riding BMX bikes, building jumps and eating burritos. Fast forward a decade and he’s fresh off winning the Under 23 Cyclocross National Championship in Asheville. This year, racing in the Elite category, his results have proven that the off-season wasn’t squandered at the beach. He’s finished consistently in the top ten (or top five) at UCI C1 races and a top thirty at both World Cups. Most impressive is that he’s currently doing all this, without a pro contract. We wanted to catch up with the privateer and see what he’s been up to since his big win in January.
Sprinters are cool and all, but vans like this have so much more character. It’s nice seeing older vehicles being used as team busses during tours.
All the Action from the Women’s Elite Trek CXC Cup
Photos and words by Kevin Sparrow
To me, the Trek CXC Cup is the official start of the midwest cyclocross season. The best of the best show up and battle it out on the Trek Factory grounds. This year was huge. World Champion, Wout Van Aert and a bunch of Belgians, showed up and, as expected, destroyed the rest of Men’s field. It was impressive, and it goes to show that they are (still) on a totally different level than the US. Although this seemed more like a training ride for Wout, a shout out to Stephen Hyde, the top US finisher, seems deserving.
I’m sure, by now you have read about (or watched) the results and highlights from this past weekend on all the typical media outlets. Yeah, having a world champion race in front of you was pretty rad, but when it comes to good ol’ fashioned racin’ the Women’s Elite race was where all the action was happening.
Most of the Women’s Elite raced both days, unlike the Men’s field who were saving their precious legs for C1 points. That alone says a lot about the Women’s field and about Women’s CX racing in general. It’s positive, healthy competition that seems to be based around the love for racing. The way it should be. I heard many words of encouragement and solidarity at the start, during the race, and at the finish line.
I could go on and give a play by play but that seems sort of boring. Instead, just enjoy some photos of some real rippers from this past weekend. Read the captions for a better feel for the course.
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Photo by Dave Hunt/EPA
Here’s another angle of Laurine van Riessen from the Netherlands showing how to avoid a crash during the second heat of the keirin at the Olympics in Rio. Via the Guardian.