The watching pro Cyclocross thread (will contain spoilers I guess)
Thought we could have a thread on the pro cx races, World Cup, superprestige, DVv trophee etc. Similar to the ones on the DH. Looks like we can watch the world cup races on YouTube now and superprestige is on flo bikes.
Thoughts on bogense last week? I enjoyed the racing but can’t help thinking the descents were too technical, I’m all for run-ups and cambers that have to be run but when pros are running all the descents too it doesn’t make for great viewing and I guess not the most fun to race either. Wonder if it will be modified before the world champs there? Someone made the point if ’tis icy in January could be very dangerous.
Zeven today and it look s like a cracker. Cyclocross mag course inspection
Shame no Tom Pidcock racing but twitter says he’s doing a big training block, I guess he’s the world champs to consider.
Will be watching tomorrow morning before racing our local league I reckon 😀Posted 3 years ago
Helen Wyman looked much more comfortable with the mud descents on foot and carried a lot more speed.Posted 3 years ago
MvdP eventually cleaning that mud climb was awesome. Different level to the rest of the elite men at the moment. Hope he gets WC stripes this time.
I thought last weeks was a good hard course and for a brief while it looked like MvDP was not going to have an easy ride. Wondering if WvAs form is starting to catch MvDP, hopefully.Posted 3 years ago
Wyman did seem to suit the tough conditions and made a good go of it.
But many of the pros road the descents in Bogense ( the men’s race at least). It made for some comedy crashes in the U 23 races. I thought the venue was great and the sea crashing over the riders looked superb. God knows what it will be like next year for the champs if there is a storm. Toon Aerts pirouetting the barriers was also a highlight.Posted 3 years ago
I hope WvA can catch Up with MvDP, otherwise it’s a little dull. at the moment the women’s is a much more exciting race to watch. Pleased to see Lars van der Haar getting some good results too.Posted 3 years ago
Nino Schurter should do a VdP and turn up at a world’s CX race 🙂Posted 3 years ago
Just caught up with the Saturday’s World Cup racing on Eurosport, another hard muddy course a good women’s race and a good result for Wyman again. Men’s race was a bit less exciting but at least a different winner.Posted 3 years ago
Just watched them myself. Great course and xciting racing, agree men’s was less so but a cracking effort from toon alerts right at the end and plenty of other good bits.
Think there was a DVv race today as well so will look that out laterPosted 3 years ago
Feels like the season is on properly now! I love that Hamme course, shame I couldn’t make it this year.Posted 3 years ago
I’m so glad the mud has arrived. Was getting bored of yet another grass race.Posted 3 years ago
[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQpNIVGTFO8[/video]Posted 3 years ago
The plaque for the alternists is ===> way. 😉Posted 3 years ago
rollindoughnut – Member
I’m so glad the mud has arrived. Was getting bored of yet another grass race.
Agreed. Link to Hamme replay here. Bizarre what happened to Corne Van Kessel. Looked deliberate!Posted 3 years ago
Fantastic win for Evie Richards in the womens wordl cup at Namur. well worth watching the replay on Youtube. A win for Tom Pidocjk in the u23s race as well but Ive not seen any fotoage of that yetPosted 3 years ago
Yes, a great win. Caught the leading 3 after 2 laps and then just rode away 🙂Posted 3 years ago
Bizarre what happened to Corne Van Kessel. Looked deliberate
was very odd, that – the spectator who seemed to have caused it looked totally bemused and a bit affronted. Pefect assassin !Posted 3 years ago
Tom rode well today, steady start then just pulled away. Sanne had a poor day but Evie was awesome. Big crash at the start the men’s race – but after that, the speed of them was astounding. And we had breakfast sitting next to Stephen Hyde.Posted 3 years ago
The course today would trounce anything held in the UK it was very technical. Those of you who think that CX is just riding round a field should go to Namur next year.
Wow! can that Evie run. Not bad for someone with a buggered knee. And her ( and the others) handling skills are beyond my comprehension.
Link if you haven’t seen it.Posted 3 years ago
I though Evie was noticably faster on the tech sections from the coverage. Really inpressive.
Some of those big steep drops would be scary on a cx bike!Posted 3 years ago
Yes great womans race, Evie caming back of the grid to win.Posted 3 years ago
Shame the race was so short, 38 mins!! should of been another lap!
I hate it when commentators (usually Ant Mc…) go on about “this will suit the MTBers” or “she’s using her MTB skills” etc.
BUT – have to say Evie did seem to ride some of the race today like a MTBer riding cross. You know. All the corners are ridden full gas with the back end stepping out, borderline out of control. Awesome to watch!
🙂Posted 3 years ago
Awesome ride from Evie, powered away with riding skills that left the others looking somewhat lacking!
Plenty of talent there and what determination.Posted 3 years ago
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