Jeremy Powers looking forward after 2nd at Pan-American Championships

M3B fi’zik and Aliante-riding Jeremy Powers took second in last weekend’s Pan-American Championships race, a superb result in a tight race in Cincinnati, cementing his return to form from injury and sickness

Despite losing his Pan-Am crown by 22 seconds to friend and rival Steven Hyde in a reversal of last year’s Pan-Am contest (the pair collaborate on the JAM Fund charity), Jeremy remains positive and looking forward.

‘Overall I’m happy with my race, I felt stronger than I have in the previous weeks and applied pressure early to get away from the field and in turn had to chase down a very motivated Danny Summerhill,’ he said.

The four-time American CX National Champion has come good to at the right time, paving the way for the main meat of the forthcoming CX season, which sees J-Pow hop the Atlantic numerous times as he pursues races in cyclocross’ European heartland and across America. Here’s a snapshot of the plan for the next couple of months:

USA: 5 November, Derby City Cup, Louisville, Kentucky

EUROPE: 20 November, World Cup #4: Koksidje, Belgium 20 November, World Cup #5: Zeven, Germany 18 December, World Cup #6: Namur, Belgium 23 December, Hansgrohe Superprestige Diegem, Belgium 26 December, World Cup #7: Zolder, Belgium

USA: 8 January, US Cyclocross Nationals, Hartford, Connecticut

EUROPE: 15 January, World Cup #8: Rome, Italy 22 January, World Cup #9: Hoogerhiede, Netherlands 29 January, World Championships: Bieles, Luxemburg

And February? Well, just to keep the air miles up, there’s a trip to Tokyo. We’ll keep you up to date on Jeremy Powers’ adventures throughout the season, along with the races from all fi’zi:k riders.