With all of the coverage of Team Raleigh-Clement, some may have missed that another strong Raleigh-sponsored cyclocross team has been doing well at the same regional and UCI-category races. Team American Classic has been led by Robert Marion, a phenomenal racer known for sporting a bushy beard and bright red skinny jeans.
Even though Christmas is still six weeks away, the Raleigh-Clement Cyclocross Team spent the weekend at a holiday party that included mud, bikes and the Grinch for the annual Jingle Cross weekend in Iowa City, Iowa.
This weekend, U.S. cyclocross fans turned their attention to Louisville, Kentucky for two of the biggest and best races of the season. Dubbed the Derby City Cup, the venue is well known, as it was the site of last season's World Championships.