In front of an enthusiastic crowd of thousands, 2006 U.S. national cyclocross champions Ryan Trebon (Kona) and Katie Compton (Spike) won the CrossVegas UCI cyclocross race Wednesday night, held under lights in conjunction with the Interbike trade show in Las Vegas. After surging ahead of a persistent Tim Johnson (Cannondale-cyclocrossworld.com) with just under two laps remaining, Trebon finished alone in front of a field that included riders such as Jonathan Page (Planet Bike), Florian Vogel and Thomas Frischknect (Swiss Power), and surprise competitor Lance Armstrong (LiveStrong).
Cycling legend Lance Armstrong confirmed Wednesday that he would join Kazakhstan's Astana team for his competitive comeback. "I will race in 2009 with Astana," he told a press conference in New York. Armstrong said he would start with the Tour Down Under in Australia; would also compete in the 2009 Tour de France, which he has won seven times; and was interested in the Giro d'Italia.
Announcing the Spike Shooter Katie Compton Super Fan competition held at upcoming Cross Vegas, Wednesday night September 24th at the Desert Breeze Soccer Complex. See the Cross Vegas website for directions and race information. www.crossvegas.com Spike Shooter and Katie Compton are looking for Katie Compton Superfans. This year at Cross Vegas we are going to reward two superfans of Spike Shooter rider Katie Compton and women's cyclocross with a Superfan gift pack. We want to see painted bodies, screaming fans and happy people supporting our sport. Katie Compton superfans.
Olympians will not be the only ones walking around Interbike showing off new medals this year. Podium winners at CrossVegas and the USA CRITS finals, two evening races drawing some of the world’s best cyclocross and road champions, will also be able to sport medals, in the form of custom cowbell trophies by Cowbell.com, distributor of fun and cowbells to sporting events, fundraisers and businesses.
Alpha Q/True Temper, makers of super premium carbon forks, bars and stems ridden to victory by countless racers, has joined CrossVegas as a supporting sponsor. The international caliber cyclocross race takes place September 24th in Las Vegas during the Interbike tradeshow.
During Wednesday evening’s CrossVegas event Kona’s Ryan Trebon won on a brand new pair of wheels from FSA, providing a good excuse to look at a few new deeper section carbon rims that debuted at this year’s show. Besides FSA, both Easton and Reynolds have new or refined wheels for 2008. Titanium has also been a prominent product at this year’s show, could it be that some, more traditionally minded riders are suffering from too much carbon fiber in their diet? We wouldn’t go quite that far yet as it seems most of the industry is still gaga over string and glue construction for all types of
Ryan Trebon (Kona-Les Gets) and Lyne Bessette (Cyclocrossworld.com) won the inaugural Excel Sports CrossVegas Wednesday in Las Vegas. [nid:40750]A thousands-strong crowd journeyed to the Desert Breeze Soccer Complex to watch the first major cyclo-cross race to be held in conjunction with the Interbike trade show, running this week at the Sands Expo & Convention Center. CrossVegas was the brainchild of Coloradan Chris Grealish, a longtime 'cross promoter who organized the 2006 Boulder Cup, the fifth round of the U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross Series.
Nearly 19,000 people packed into the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the opening day of the indoor portion of the 2007 Interbike trade show on Wednesday. Aisles were packed and booths were abuzz on the show’s opening day. And besides the goings-on inside, two races were organized alongside the show. The first was the Boulder-Denver Courier Events-produced Excel Sports CrossVegas, held Wednesday night. Kona-YourKey.com’s Ryan Trebon won the well-attended event — and in the process took some revenge on Christian Heule (Stevens), who won Star Crossed and the Rad Racing
DBC Events Announces Excel Sports CrossVegasWorld Class Cyclocross Racing in Las Vegas on September 26August, 2007 (Boulder, Colo) — Boulder-based event organizerDBC Events has announced details about Excel Sports CrossVegas scheduledfor September 26 in Las Vegas. The UCI Category 2 race will attract topU.S. Cyclocross racers as well as Europeans chasing all important UCI pointsto the "Entertainment Capital of the World" for an early cyclocross seasonshowdown. The title sponsor is another Boulder company, Excel Sports, a leadingonline and catalog retailer of bicycles, parts and accessories.
Two race promoters are planning separate events in Las Vegas as part of the late-September Interbike trade show. Denver-Boulder Couriers promoter Chris Grealish is planning a September 26 UCI cyclo-cross race called Cross Vegas, while USA Crits series promoter Gene Dixon hopes to host the series finale, titled the World Criterium Championships, the following evening. Neither twilight event is directly affiliated with the Interbike trade show, but both hope to draw the thousands of industry folk that flock to Vegas every year. Racing categories will be open to elite men and women. Grealish,