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Cross Worlds and other new in brief
Van der Poel, Cant take cyclocross rainbows in Denmark We don’t normally do “news in brief” here, but there’s always a barrage of stories at this time of the year and a space to discuss them might prove popular. It’s also good to give some space to the weekend’s big stories, which came not on a road, but in a muddy field. Cyclocross Worlds The 2019 worlds course was in Denmark, for the first time since the 1998 championship in Middlefart (thank goodness I wasn’t writing for the café that year). The course was coastal, cold and exposed, and with a few steep climbs and descents at one end of an otherwise flat course. For all my jibes, the course wasn’t too muddy, though some of the entries to sharp turns and downhills, as you’d expect, were fairly cut up by the end of the week. The competitions began with ...
The weekly spin: Off-camber thoughts on cyclocross worlds
The emotion on Lucinda Brand’s face was unmistakable. Those were not tears of joy on the podium, but rather tears of disappointment — of what might have been. The Dutch rider had taken a career-best finish at the Cyclocross World Championship, a silver medal to better her bronze from one year earlier. But Brand, the Dutch … The post The weekly spin: Off-camber thoughts on cyclocross worlds appeared first on CyclingTips .
Pidcock looks ahead after winning Worlds: 'I've done everything at U23. I'm going Elite'
Jack Elton-Walters 2 Feb 2019 Fresh off the podium after winning the U23 Cyclocross World Championships, Pidcock is already looking ahead to a change next season Words Jack Elton-Walters Photography Chris Auld Marked as favourite in a strong field, and with his chief rival as the defending champion, Tom Pidcock took the win in the Under 23 category of the 2019 Cyclocross World Championships in the way he does best, solo. It also wasn't the first win of the championships for British riders, after Ben Tulett had won the Junior Men's race earlier in the day. Image 14 of 28 Image 14 of 28 Gallery: Click through to see Pidcock's winning race When asked the obvious question of how it feels to be World Champion, Pidcock first expresses how cold he feels through chattering teeth and a chuckle. But with a glance down at the striped jersey he won just ...
How Arkansas got the 2022 UCI Cyclocross World Championships
Fayetteville organizers see 2022 worlds event as a catalyst to develop a vibrant cyclocross culture in the Northwest Arkansas region. Read the full article at How Arkansas got the 2022 UCI Cyclocross World Championships on VeloNews.com .
Castelli Perfetto vest review
Joe Robinson Monday, February 4, 2019 - 11:42 A relative of the Gabba, the Perfetto vest should be a staple of your cycling wardrobe 5.0 / 5 £110 The Castelli Perfetto vest has given me the same feeling this winter as a pair of Dr Martens shoes someone bought me a few birthdays ago. At first, I wasn’t sure how much I would wear them. I liked the style but was unsure whether I had the look to pull them off. They felt clunky and looked massive when you stared down onto them. Would they only look good in winter? Would they be too warm in summer? I just wasn’t sure they’d be for me. Fast forward to now and I wear my oxblood hardlife Dr Martens everywhere. To work, to the pub, on walks, even to a Christening once. They have become my go-to shoes. I’d even use the ...
News roundup: Landa breaks collarbone in season opener; Omloop wildcards
Movistar's leader for the Giro d'Italia finds himself in the hospital after breaking collarbone in first day of Mallorca Challenge. Read the full article at News roundup: Landa breaks collarbone in season opener; Omloop wildcards on VeloNews.com .
Corendon-Circus and Direct Energie among Omloop Het Nieuwsblad wildcards
Joe Robinson 31 Jan 2019 Season draws closer to Spring Classics opener as seven wildcard teams announced Mathieu van der Poel's Corendon-Circus team will get their first chance to test themselves in the Spring Classics at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad as the Belgian team take one of the seven wildcard invites to the traditional 'season opener'. The 24-year-old cyclocross star will not be among the team taking to the start line but many of his Classics domestiques will, giving them an opportunity to test their legs before racing Gent-Wevelgem and the Tour of Flanders later in the season. Three further Belgian teams have been invited: Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise, Wanty-Gobert and Wallonie Bruxelles. Niki Terpstra will also be afforded the chance to test his legs at the season opener as his Direct Energie team also receive an invite alongside fellow French ProContinental team Cofidis. Completing the list with be Dutch team Roompot-Charles, the ...
Corendon-Circus Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Gent-Wevelgem wildcards
Joe Robinson 3 Feb 2019 Season draws closer to Spring Classics wildcard teams announced for Omloop and Gent-Wevelgem Mathieu van der Poel's Corendon-Circus team will get their first chance to test themselves in the Spring Classics at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad before heading to Gent-Wevelgem later in Spring as the Belgian team takes one of the seven wildcard invites at both semi-classics. The 24-year-old cyclocross star will not be among the team taking to the start line of Omloop but many of his Classics domestiques will, giving them an opportunity to test their legs before racing Gent-Wevelgem and the Tour of Flanders later in the season. Three further Belgian teams have been invited to both Omloop and Gent-Wevelgem: Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise, Wanty-Gobert and Wallonie Bruxelles. Niki Terpstra will also be afforded the chance to test his legs at the season opener as his Direct Energie team also receive an invite alongside fellow ...
Vittoria launch Elusion Carbon wheels for road, gravel and cyclocross
The wheels come in rim and disc brake options, with a 17mm internal width and 30mm or 42mm depth options
Portland to Bend, the wild way
What’s a better way to celebrate recovery then a trip through the woods on roads you’ve never seen? Riding from Portland to Bend on gravel and Forest Service roads – who’s in? The post Portland to Bend, the wild way appeared first on CyclingTips .
Compton’s surprise Hoogerheide result a pre-worlds boost
U.S. champion Katie Compton says she was holding back at 80 percent during the last World Cup. Her worlds prospects depend on careful pacing. Read the full article at Compton’s surprise Hoogerheide result a pre-worlds boost on VeloNews.com .
Podcast: CX Worlds predictions, ‘Professor Cyclocross’ interview
We discuss who will win cyclocross worlds and hear from professor Daam van Reeth about why interest in 'cross is waning in Belgium. Read the full article at Podcast: CX Worlds predictions, ‘Professor Cyclocross’ interview on VeloNews.com .
Roundtable: We pick favorites and dark horses for ‘cross worlds
Bogense, Denmark hosts the annual cyclocross showdown to award rainbow jerseys. Who will win world championships? Read the full article at Roundtable: We pick favorites and dark horses for ‘cross worlds on VeloNews.com .
Chasing Parma: from long-haul to long haul
Straight from a transcontinental flight to one of the most remote pubs in Victoria, with 60km of mountainous gravel roads to cover before the kitchen closes... what could possibly go wrong? The post Chasing Parma: from long-haul to long haul appeared first on CyclingTips .
How this time-crunched cyclist trains for Dirty Kanza
To balance life and training, this rider uses SOLOS Smart Glasses to get the most out of each workout. Read the full article at How this time-crunched cyclist trains for Dirty Kanza on VeloNews.com .
Inside Katie Clouse’s first C1 victory
The U.S. cyclocross scene has been watching Katie Clouse's progression for years. Her win in Oklahoma was the biggest of her blossoming career. Read the full article at Inside Katie Clouse’s first C1 victory on VeloNews.com .
Technical FAQ: Blood thinners, down-tube shifters
Lennard Zinn addressees questions related to health and shifters in this week's FAQ. Read the full article at Technical FAQ: Blood thinners, down-tube shifters on VeloNews.com .
Offseason Capsule: Jumbo-Visma
It doesn’t take any Dutch courage to predict a big year Let’s take Andrew’s earlier premise about building a PdC cycling team but instead of having a bespoke team, let’s say you have the choice of buying any team roster in the World Tour with the parameters being you want a versatile, young, international, and winning team. And let’s add one more parameter-- you want a cohesive team, i.e. ruling out UAE. For my money, there is only one team that hits all of those marks. Sky is too focused on grand tours and don’t have a winning sprinter or deep classics squad. Mitchelton-Scott is the Five Below version of Sky. Movistar is the dime store version of Sky. UAE is the dumpster fire version of Sky. AG2R are strong in the mountains and in classics, but lacking a sprinter. Quick-Step have the sprinting and classics on lockdown, but only ...
The weekly spin: The intersection of American football and international cyclocross
In two weeks, international cyclocross and American football will hold the biggest events of their respective seasons on the same day. I’ll be watching both. Because I often find the lead up to the marquee event more interesting than the main event itself — thus explaining my unique affection for E3 Harelbeke and Dwars door Vlaanderen … The post The weekly spin: The intersection of American football and international cyclocross appeared first on CyclingTips .