women_111_670From CyclingNews: Should American companies sponsor European races?

Phase one of the season has come to a close. I’ve just had my first weekend away from a race since CrossVegas, which opened my season. I hadn’t been there for six years, so thought I was long over-due a trip there to try my hand at a race often billed as a potential World Cup event. It’s progressed so much and Brook Watts truly puts on a world-class presentation.

Having a weekend off is often a luxury during the ‘cross season, which seems crazy when you compare it to the program of a road or MTB rider. Cyclo-cross is very intense and although we’re not racing as long, there is still a huge amount of similarities in the effort, including the stress and preparation in the run up to each important event. I work really hard to ensure I get certain weekends off to allow me to train hard as much as recover. Read more