CX World Cup Valkenburg, the replays

If you like me missed see the racing live yesterday you can watch the replay. See how Sanne van Paassen passing a lot of people and great english battles:

And the men’s race, haven’t seen it all yet myself:

CX: The love and hate

I love racing, love to push the limits with others and try to go fast. Love watching people go really fast and push further. Love racing bikes no matter if it’s for XC, CX, Road, Enduro or DH. The small tweaks, perfectly set up to be ridden to the limit expecting everything to work and knowing that it will work for the cause. Racing like in this teaser:

The thing I have a problem with is the biggest part, the part of being good and do hard training. Like trying to get up this climb over and over again looking strange:

Rode up to the top, straight up twice. The third time it was too slippery so the 8 times afterwards I just rode straight almost up. Really hard and it tasted blood halfways through it. That’s why I only rode 10 times full speed. And then 2 sprints. Home after 29min. That’s a hard effort for me but not such good training when it’s so short.

Can see the small climb here: Movescount

Think I will try once more on thursday, but in an easier climb that I can manage, maybe a bit longer too. Trying to find some speed until the race in Skien on saturday and get some hard training for my back.

Cross Vegas

Early morning today, sat the alarm on 5.15 to reach the womens race but to tired to go up until the mens race 6.30. So all I know from the womens race was that it was good and for the first time in American CX 1 rider manages to beat both Katerina Nash and Katie Compton in a race, Meredith Miller won today with her new team:

Skärmavbild 2014-09-11 kl. 07.50

The men’s race was together mostly with some different riders in the front. When two laps to go Sven Nys came and showed to race CX in Vegas 😉 Lars van der Haar second and Jeremy Powers third:

Skärmavbild 2014-09-11 kl. 07.55

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.

Marianne Vos vann VM igen

Idag avgörs VM i cykelcross för eliten. Damerna har nyss kört och Marianne Vos tog hem det igen. Med 45 sekunder ner till Hanka Kupfernagel. Daphny Van den Brand kom in som 3a.

Klockan 14 börjar herrarnas tävling där jag hoppas Zdenek Stybar tar hem det före Magnus Darvell. Niels Albert 3a och Sven Nys 4a. Vem tror ni kommer ta hem det idag?

Sändningen finns att se på

http://bvls-feed.blogspot.com/2009/11/ch-5.html

http://bvls-feed.blogspot.com/2009/11/ch-3.html