Grote Prijs Sven Nys and Women’s Namur

Todays racing wasn’t as good as I hoped for but good anyway. Zdenek Stybar came second:


And you see, 1min 11 seconds after the winner, Kevin Pauwels. That’s hard. Blame routine as Stybar did some mistakes he shouldn’t have done if he was racing cyclocross all season instead of just showing up for a couple of weeks. But love to see him back even if it’s just for now. Last belgian race for him today, just the Czech Championship in 1,5 weeks left for his season.



Results (happy that Niels Albert didn’t caught Stybar even if it was close.

1. Kevin Pauwels – Sunweb-Napoleon Games (new sponsor)

2. Zdenek Stybar – Omega Pharma-Quick Step

3. Niels Albert – BKCP-PowerPlus

And then the nice video from Petitesrennes from the women’s world cup in Namur. He knows how to show how hard and awesome CXracing is. Just change the top of the podium from Katie Compton to Sanne van Paassen and it would be perfect 😉

The video from Plzen

If you see one CXvideo this year, or in your life it should be this one. It shows how hard CX is, how beautiful it is, how european it is and it shows that women is racing as hard as men or maybe even harder for less money.

CX World Cup Tabor

A bit late but had to much other things to do perfect for you who missed it. And one thing was clear last week, Rabobank riders in the mtb and CXteam is riding fast showing Rabobank that they should continue with mountain bike and CX sponsoring. Fabian Giger and Emil Lindgren in Malaysia and in Tabor the women elite finish looked like this:

Sanne van Paassen outsprints Katie Compton, really impressive to see van Paassen stepped up a bit this year and is starting to win the big races. When will the be Marianne Vos first second place after her? 😉 Highlights from womens race: Sporza

And in the men’s race, Lars van den Haar riding really strong to be his first elite year. Coming after Lars Boom and Zdenek Stybar that also impressed first year after U23. Hopefully we see van den Haar stay in CX and not disappear to road. If you missed the men elite race you can watch it here:

And if you don’t want to watch these to Belgian videos there is an english text with a lot of nice photos to read and see here: Cyclephotos

Behind the Barriers and new Dura-Ace

Behind the Barriers with Jeremy Powers is back. Season 3 and episode 1 came out today, don’t miss:

And then Shimano made a video about the history and testing of the new Dura-Ace 9000 and Dura-Ace Di2 9070: