The cyclocross world got a punch to the gut when Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com, America’s most successful cyclocross team, announced it would not continue after the 2022 season.
Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com was the steady, consistent flagship of US cyclocross. It was started in 2005 as Cyclocrossworld.com/Louis Garneau and grew into the most recognizable team in American cyclocross as Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com from 2015 – 2022.
Many legendary cyclocross athletes called the team home including Jeremy Powers, Curtis White, Ryan Trebon, Tim Johnson, Stephen Hyde, Emma White, Katie Clouse, Katie Keough, Clara Honsinger (who now rides for Team EF Education–Tibco–SVB) —to name a few.
As the news spread throughout social media circles like wildfire, some of Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com alumni took to Facebook and Instagram to share stories and give thanks to Stu Thorne and the Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com family.
The Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com was the longest-running cyclocross team in the United States and the longest team partnership that Cannondale has ever had. From their social media announcement, the team we know as Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com is gone but leaves room for more to come, ending their statement, “We’re looking forward to our next chapter.”
“Over the course of 16 seasons, our Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld team has had an incredible journey. We’ve won dozens of national championships, along with world cups, raced at iconic venues in our sport, supported America’s talented racers, and have made countless memories with the friends we met along the way. Unfortunately, all journeys must come to an end.”
“Today, we’re sharing the difficult news that the Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld team will not return next season. While it’s a hard decision, we know the time is right. We can end our run feeling proud of everything we accomplished together. All of our achievements have been possible because of Cannondale. We cannot thank them enough for their support of our team and the sport. We also want to recognize SRAM/Zipp, who has been our partner for the past 16 seasons as well. We couldn’t have raced at this level without the best equipment in the world. And of course, we have to thank our fans.”
“From the slopes of Mt. Krumpit to the muddy fields of Belgium, we’ll always remember your passion. Thank you to everyone who has supported us. We’re looking forward to our next chapter.”
So is this the end for one of the greatest dynasties in US cyclocross history, or will we see them reborn under a new banner — only time will tell.
Check out the team’s years of success at Cannondale-cyclocrossworld.com