Stephen Hyde

2017 USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Champion
2016 Pan-American Cyclocross Champion
2016 USA Cycling Pro CX Series Champion
Current UCI Ranking: #12

Checking In: Nationals, Hoogerheide and Worlds

Checking In: Nationals, Hoogerheide and Worlds

I’m sitting in my hotel room in Luxembourg listening to Jonathan Richman; sitting next to the window where I can look out on a snow-covered European landscape dotted with row houses, all colored blue, yellow, pink and eggshell. They’re not your normal Belgian red brick or stone. Some of the architecture is the same, but […]

Read more
Euro Cross Update: World Cup Namur

Euro Cross Update: World Cup Namur

Namur, Namen, Namuer – French, Dutch and Walloon. All these names for one of the most beautiful and enchanting cities I’ve ever been to. A city full of history dating back to before the Romans. Settled at the confluence of two rivers,the Sambre and Meuse. A city so strategically significant that it has been held […]

Read more
Euro Cross Update: Vlaamse Druivencross Overisje

Euro Cross Update: Vlaamse Druivencross Overisje

In 2014, on my first trip to Europe to race ‘cross, I signed up for the Vlaamse Druivencross Overisje – The Race of Grapes. It was the day after GP Hasselt, and a non-series race (it’s not part of the Superprestige or DVV Verzekeringen Trofee series). I’d raced in Hasselt the day before, and it […]

Read more
Euro Cross Update: Spa-Francorchamps

Euro Cross Update: Spa-Francorchamps

This last week, I really feel like I got back the rhythm to my training and living that I felt earlier this year; the kind of perfect balance between hard training, relaxation and concentration that I have been lacking since I got to Europe. I’ve gotten back the kind of mental focus that I’ve needed […]

Read more
Euro Cross Update: Hasselt, Zeven & Hamme

Euro Cross Update: Hasselt, Zeven & Hamme

Catching up on my first two weeks of cyclocross racing in Europe. GP Hasselt – I chose to race Hasselt in order to get some good speed in my legs before the World Cup at Koksijde, and I sure am glad I did, as the following day was cancelled! Saying that a World Cup would […]

Read more
Announcements, Renewal and Relief

Announcements, Renewal and Relief

Today ended my second team camp with Astellas Pro Cycling and began my second pro road season with the squad. The excitement that team camp brings isn’t lost on me yet. For some of us, it’s a reunion, and for some it’s an introduction. For all of us, it’s a renewal to the commitment that […]

Read more
‘Cross Season Wrap-Up

‘Cross Season Wrap-Up

Part One: Counting my blessings I would like to start by counting my blessings, if I may: This year, I signed my first Pro road contract and finished by signing my second. Check. As a second year elite rider, I won 4 UCI races, including the Providence Cyclo-cross Festival, and landed a Podium at a […]

Read more
Europe Revisited

Europe Revisited

Today, I woke up at 7 AM. I put on my bibs and a sweatshirt, and zombie marched down the two flights of stairs that lead to the basement garage. I drank a glass of water and started spinning out my beat to hell legs, still rubbing the sleepy crust from my eyes and mouth. […]

Read more
Raising the bar. and funds.

Raising the bar. and funds.

This year has been an amazing journey. And I’ve really taken a lot on. Those of you who know me well, know that I have, in the past, had a hard time asking for help, and, most of the time, taking the help when offered. Luckily, I have great friends and an amazing family. Add […]

Read more