While the Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com team began in 2006, its origins go back all the way to 1995 when director Stu Thorne took the now legendary cyclocross racer, Tim Johnson to his first CX practice in Concord, MA. The result of that early support was a relationship that cultivated six National Championships and the longest running professional cyclocross program in the U.S. Along the way, the program helped launch the cyclocross careers of riders like Jeremy Powers, Marc Gullickson and Lyne Bessette. The team also helped with research and development of early product lineups from SRAM and it built a culture of support and success around cyclocross that sparked similar programs.
The team’s title sponsorship with Cannondale began in 2006 and the Cyclocrossworld.com development program kicked off in 2011. Roster members of the team in its various incarnations can claim 19 National Champions, 4 USGP Champs, 1 NACT Champion and a Pan-Am Championship and a Masters World Championships. Today, our aim remains to support cyclocross at the highest levels and to continue its progression in the U.S. and beyond through the performances, feedback and visibility of our supported riders.
Katie Compton is one of the top cyclocross racers in the world. She’s the current and 13x Elite Women’s US National Champion, has amassed 23 World Cup wins during her career and has won the World Cup overall 2 times. She’s also a 4x medalist at the World Championships. Along with bike racing, she loves spending time with her 3 legged Rottweiler, skiing in the off season, and baking delicious gluten free items.
This year, she and her support staff/husband (Mark) will be driving to the first 2 world cups in the US and then onto KMC cross festival in Connecticut. Katie will spend the majority of her time racing in Belgium this season but will return to the US for Pan-Am champs in Louisville (early November) and for Nationals in Reno in January. She’ll be racing in the US National Champ jersey sponsored by Trek and Knight Composites.
The Clif Pro Team, presented by LUNA is the most successful, longest-running team in the history of professional MTB racing. The Clif Pro athletes have been racing and winning since 2002, winning world championships in MTB; the overall UCI MTB World Cup title three times; and countless national MTB and cyclo-cross championships in the United States, Canada, and the Czech Republic.
*Feedback Sports is happy to support these athletes throughout the MTB season too!
Born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, and growing up in Norfolk, Helen Wyman took up cycling at a young age. Summer meant cycling holidays in England and France before she finally took up racing at the age of 14 years old. She raced everything from grass track to road racing, mountain biking to cyclocross–which became her specialty as a time-pressed physiotherapy student at the University of Hertfordshire. Seasonally, Cx worked and it became her passion.
She has been the national champion 9 times and twice European Champion. She and her husband, Stefan now live in Rennes-Les-Bains, France, but spend most of CX season in Belgium for the convenience and accessibility to top quality racing. In addition to being fast and friendly, Helen is also a champion for women’s cycling and equality within the sport.
Donnelly Professional Cycling Team sports three top athletes for the 2017/2018 season. Laurel Rathburn, Lance Haidet and Jamey Driscoll blend impressive bike skills with good old-fashioned fun, making them competitive in all the right ways. The team will ride Pivot Vault rigs this year and will be dialed by team mechanics James Sullivan and Mark West.
Team Maxxis-Shimano Cyclocross enters its second season under the umbrella of Momentum Sports Group, owners of the UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team. After a successful first season which saw numerous UCI top 10s, podiums, and wins, the team is prepared to tackle a bigger schedule in the 2016/2017 season with the aim of accomplishing even more.
The Focus CX Team is a German based development Cyclocross team with the aim of bringing young riders to the international level and helping them to be competitive there. The team has strong German roots, but has recently expanded to include some more international cyclocross athletes. Follow them on Facebook for the latest updates.
Amanda “The Panda” Nauman can often be found racing on two wheels somewhere in the dirt or mud. With a few years of cyclocross racing under her belt, her accolades include multiple UCI podiums, a few SoCal Cross Prestige Series wins, a couple California Championship titles, World Cup appearances, and a brush with the European racing scene. Her goal is set on finding improvements year after year while climbing the rankings.
This cyclocross-savvy panda also plays on mountain bikes during the summer and racks up the miles on gravel bikes in the spring. The two-time champion of the Dirty Kanza 200 isn’t afraid to push the limits at endurance events and balance out the racing with long, epic adventure rides. Wherever the adventure takes her, Feedback is there to make the journey easier. #PandaPower
Sunny Gilbert is always in the mix among the best cyclocross racers in the US (maybe, the World!). She has raced in several World Cups, landed on the podium (and won a couple) of UCI races, and has consistently moved up in the standings at USAC CX Nationals, finishing 9th in 2017. When not on two wheels, she divides her time between the outdoors (hiking, camping, and gardening with her two loves, her husband Doug and her dog Gunner) and her position as a Project Scientist at Cofactor Genomics.
Sunny, and “all-things-bicycle” husband/mechanic/singlespeed racer Doug, will travel to all their favorite UCI races (and a few new ones) again this year. Racing in a black and red Van Dessel kit, you can follow her progress at www.sunnygilbert.com and @run4funner on social media.