• Snow and Cold and National Champions Race at School Yard Cross

    Submitted by Bill Plock on October 26th, 2020

    The worst weather brought out some of the best cyclocross racers yesterday in Castle Rock. Maybe the saying when the going gets tough, the tough get going applied well.

    Reigning U23 National Champion Eric Brunner raced in the mens open division and when asked about his win with the widest margin of any category he said, “The open men have the longest race so naturally gaps will be a bit bigger just because there is more time to develop gaps. Yesterday my goal was just to race as hard as I could, go out aggressively from the start, stay smooth through the technical sections and go full gas every time there was a long straightaway or hill. Read more

    • Cross Season Kicks Off in Louisville and Valmont this past Week

      Submitted by Bill Plock on September 21st, 2020

      On Thursday of last week the first cyclocross race was held in Louisville Recreation Center in the infamous “Bowl of Death” and will return there every Thursday night for the next four weeks (register HERE for upcoming races). On Saturday, in Boulder the first of the 6-race Shimano CYCLO X Series was back for its 22nd edition. The Valmont Course has a bit of everything; the short Belgium Stair Case, the longer 5280 Run Up, and one of the hardest sand boxes going. Read more

      • New Weekly Cyclocross Series in Louisville

        Submitted by Bill Plock on September 14th, 2020

        There is a new CX training series taking place on Thursday afternoons at the famous Bowl of Death course in Louisville, CO. The events start Thursday, September 17th and go for a total of 5 weeks. This is going to be a fun and very unique training opportunity. Read more

        • Colorado’s Eric Brunner Race Report from Cyclocross World Championships

          Submitted by Bill Plock on February 24th, 2020

          I am Eric Brunner from Boulder, Colorado and a member of the BLUE Factory Team. I spent the past six weeks racing in Europe with USA cycling after winning U23 Nationals and being selected to Team USA for Cyclocross Worlds. During that time, I competed in eight races including four World Cups and culminating with the Cyclocross World Championships in Dübendorf, Switzerland

          Overall, the trip felt constructive. It provided the opportunity for me to live a bit like a pro cyclist for a while, without the distractions and demands of school at the University of Colorado or daily life. Things like not having to plan my own logistics and getting massages several times per week add up and take some of the stress away. Although the first couple races were a shock, especially not having raced in Europe in a couple years, I was proud to have finished better in each consecutive World Cup of the trip.  Read more