Jeremy Powers (Rapha-FOCUS) recently retained his National Cross Champion’s jersey as he took his third national elite title on a sticky parcours from ever-green Jonathan Page (XcelLED/Fuji) and the man many were talking-up before the start, Zach McDonald (Cyclocross Project 2015); ever-smiling Powers took time to chat to PEZ after his fine display.
The Worlds are won and lost, it’s Paris-Tours on Sunday, the days are getting shorter and Jered has had his ‘Sven Nys walks on water’ T-shirt to the laundry – yeah, it’s ‘Cross Time!’ One man who has hit the ground running on the US side of the Atlantic is Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com professional, Jeremy Powers.
Christmas Eve in Belgium, you're an American cyclo-cross rider, far from home; what do you do? Watch 'It's a Wonderful Life;' or maybe break training and have a Duvel or play your favourite Dead Boys CD to remind you of home? Nah! Get the pork chops on, bake some cookies and talk to Pez - that's how Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com's Jeremy Powers handles it!
Jered and I are buddies, but every January there are cross words between us. I usually say that Sven Nys won't win the Worlds; Jered always says he will! This year I decided to get an independent view and enlisted the help of a man who will be lining up with the aforementioned 'cross legend on the long starting straight at Hoogerheide in Holland for Sunday's World Cyclocross championship - Jeremy Powers!