While the Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com team began in 2008, 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.
Katie Compton is one of the top cyclocross racers in the world. She’s the current and 12x Elite Women’s US National Champion, has amassed 22 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 drive to the races in order to be more involved during the race weekends. This will allow them to truly enjoy the cross scene and the wonderful people that make it so fun. She’ll be racing in the US National Champ jersey sponsored by Trek and Panache.
If this professional cycling team looks tough to you, it’s because they are. But don’t let their mud-spattered jerseys fool you. This colorful cast of characters blends impressive bike skills with good old-fashioned fun, making them competitive in all the right ways. To sum things up: “The competition’s fierce. In a good way.” That’s Team Raleigh-Clément.
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 Boulder Cycle Sport / YogaGlo Cyclocross Team returns for the 2016-2017 professional cyclocross season. Returning to the program are Amanda Miller and Under-23 rider Grant Ellwood. The exciting new additions to the roster include top-ranked professionals Yannick Eckmann and Allen Krughoff. All four riders were members of last season’s U.S. World Championship Team. The team will travel to most domestic UCI Category 1 races, World Cups at home and abroad, as well as a variety of additional races across the country.
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Caitlyn Vestal has been racing bikes since she was 13 years old, starting out in the mountain bike cross country category, and in recent years migrating to CX racing ( although she still loves her mountain bike!) Caitlyn was a 2x member of the World Championships team, as a junior and U23 pro female mountain biker.
She is currently ranked 17th in the Nation for professional cyclocross women, and tries to travel to as many UCI events as possible, while balancing a full time job and home life with friends and family. In her spare time she loves to camp in the mountains with her husband and do long mountain bike rides.
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.