While Le Tour de Langkawi and Cyclo-Cross World championships have both received considerable press coverage, there have been a number of races this week including US riders that have received far less. Therefore, let’s start this week’s article with a peak at a South American tradition…
British Columbia-based Granfondo Scheduled for July 10, 2011
Trek announced that it has signed on as the official bike sponsor of the inaugural Axel Merckx Granfondo. Scheduled for July 10, 2011, in Penticton, British Columbia, the event is the first of its kind to take place in the picturesque Okanagan Valley and is expected to draw several thousand participants.
St. Wendel, German (January 29, 2011) — Danny Summerhill (Centennial, Colo./Garmin) finished 13th in the U23 men’s contest to led the U.S. team on day one of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in St. Wendel, Germany on Saturday. Sixteen-year-old Andrew Dillman (Fairdale, Ky.) led the American juniors with a 21st place finish. Both riders suffered mid-race mishaps causing them to fall from lead groups on the fast, but slick course.
American, and the favorite for gold, Katie Compton (Planet Bike-Stevens Bikes) rode to the silver medal in the elite women’s competition at the UCI CycloCross World Championships on Sunday, closing out a season that also saw her win five World Cups and a seventh straight national title. In the elite men’s contest, Jonathan Page (Northfield, NH) was the top American rider in 12th place.