Team overview and recap
Last season Canadian based Garneau – Easton Cycling established itself as a top North American team with a long list of strong performances such as the Top Male North American Rider at the CrossVegas World Cup. US based Renewed CX brings logistical expertise and a US based service course as well as an established club and devo team. Together the team with continue to run under the ethos of the Ethical Racing Project achieving our core objectives:
A few weeks ago we announced that Garneau - Easton Cycling will be merging with Renewed CX to expand for the 2017/18 season. On top of expanding our operations to to include track-side support and an expanded professional roster, the team is very excited to announced that it will also be supporting a development team
A very successful weekend of racing at both Ruts N’ Guts in Oklahoma and at the Major Taylor Cross Cup in Indiana for the team. Craig Richey and Michael van den Ham travelled do to Oklahoma to take in the last North American C1 of the year, while Gunnar Holmgren headed to Indiana to do the last UCI Junior race of the year. The results were nothing short of impressive as the team landed their first ever Elite C1 podium at Ruts N’ Guts and took home two big wins in Indiana.
Less than one week out from the National Championships and the team is firing on all cylinders! As if often the case, we had riders spread across the country doing everything from supporting their local series, to racing against the best the continent has to offer, to taking home valuable UCI points on the East Coast.
And it would be a lie to say it hasn’t been hugely successful trip. In this week alone, we’ve snagged 2 UCI podiums, a podium at the Pan Am Championships, and another local victory. Here’s to hoping some of the success can translate into success at our biggest race of the season, The National Championships, in just a few days.
All photos by Ethan Glading
- 2nd Place - Gloucester Day 2 (Michael van den Ham, Men’s Elite)
- 2nd Place - Pan Am Championships (Gunnar Holmgren, Junior Men)
- 2nd Place - KMC Cross Fest Day 1 (Gunnar Holmgren, Junior Men)
- 2nd Place - HPCX Day 2 (Natasha Elliott, Women’s Elite)
- 3rd Place - KMC Cross Fest Day 2 (Gunnar Holmgren, Junior Men)
- 3rd Place - HPCX Day 1 (Natasha Elliott, Women’s Elite)
- 4th Place - King’s CX (Gunnar Holmgren, Junior Men)
- 5th Place - Gloucester Day 2 (Michael van den Ham, Men’s Elite)
- 1st Place - Velocicross Day 2 (Michael van den Ham, Men’s Elite)
- 1st Place - Dark Knight Cross (Michael van den Ham, Men’s Elite)
- 1st Place - Pumpkin Cross (Craig Richey, Men’s Elite)
- 1st Place - Junkyard Cross (Craig Richey, Men’s Elite)
- 1st Place - Vanier Park Cross (Craig Richey, Men’s Elite)
- 3rd Place - Vaughn CX (Gunnar Holmgren, Men’s Elite)
Although Gunnar Holmgren and Natasha Elliott took the weekend off to prepare for the rest of the season, Michael van den Ham and Craig Richey were in action and showing some signs of excellent form before the Las Vegas World Cup.
While Craig Richey took a commanding win at the first Vancouver Cyclocross Coalition (VCXC) race of the season, Michael was off a Euro filled field at the Trek CXC Cup and landed some very impressive results against the World’s best (9th Day 1, 14th Day 2)
To hear and see more about the weekend about the weekend, scroll through the gallery below.
Thanks for joining us and be sure to tune-in to the UCI YouTube Channel as Craig and Michael race the first World Cup in Las Vegas this Wednesday!
We’ll updating our website after each weekend of racing with a couple words and photos about what happened out there. This week, as we will on many occasions this season, we have photos from Ethan Glading. Click through the gallery and enjoy!
The first North American weekend of UCI racing is done and quite literally dusted after a another very hot edition of Rochester Cyclocross and it would be hard to say it was anything but a success for the team and new Rochester’s venue. After having his fair share of mishaps on Day 1, Gunnar came out swinging on Day 2 to win the Men’s Open category by a healthy margin while Natasha put in two solid days of racing to land 13th and 15th place respectively. For more about the race, click through the gallery and read the photo descriptions.
All of the team will be off racing their local series races next weekend except for Michael who’s heading to the Trek CXC Cup (alongside 14 Europeans!) for a tune-up before the World Cup in Las Vegas.