Raleigh-Clement Cyclocross Team: Mid-Season Update

Posted on October 29, 2013 by Clement

The cyclocross season is under full steam and with a month-and-a-half of races completed, we thought it would be a great time for a mid-season report.

Now in its second season, the Raleigh-Clement Cyclocross Team has built a huge fan base and a well-deserved reputation for aggressive racing and consistent performances. We’ve become one of the largest and most important teams on the circuit, and we’re proud to help anchor the rapidly growing ‘cross scene.

In North America, September and October are huge months for cyclocross, and we put a lot of focus into these races. The season kicked-off in Raleigh’s hometown of Seattle, and then travelled across the U.S. to the eastern seaboard and back again. This included six big race weekends, all with fantastic crowds and valuable exposure.

Biggest race results so far: 3 major wins, 10 minor wins, and 29 podiums overall!

Highlights by Rider

Ben Berden:

  • 1st Providence Day 2
  • 1st St. Louis Day 1
  • 1st St. Louis Day 2
  • 2nd Providence Day 1
  • 2nd Boulder Cup

Caroline Mani:

  • 3rd Seattle
  • 3rd Wisconsin Day 1
  • 3rd Wisconsin Day 2
  • 10th Valkenberg World Cup #1

Jamey Driscoll:

  • 3rd Gloucester Day 1
  • 5th Boulder Cup
  • 1st Utah

Allen Krughoff:

  • 7th Seattle
  • 7th Boulder Cup
  • 1st Longmont

Craig Etheridge (Singlespeed) 

  • 8 Wins, Including:
  • 1st Cross Vegas
  • 1st Providence
  • 1st Boulder Cup

2013 Completed Races:

  • Seattle: Star Crossed
  • Las Vegas: Cross Vegas
  • Wisconsin: Trek Cup
  • Gloucester: Gloucester Gran Prix
  • Providence: Providence Cyclocross Festival
  • St. Louis: Gateway Cross Cup

2013 Coming Up:

  • Cincinnati: Cincy 3 Day
  • Louisville: Derby City Cup
  • Iowa: Jingle Cross
  • Los Angeles: CXLA
  • Bend: Deschutes Brewery Cup

Berden is well-placed in two different season-long points competitions. With his wins in St. Louis, he leads the Cross After Dark series, a 4-race collection of night races in which he’s the defending champion. He also holds second position in the US Pro CX series behind Jeremy Powers.