Dugast goes tubeless!

Or at least tubeless tubulars, like Tufo:


Regular tubulars look like on the right side. A cotton tube sewed together with a basetape covering and a thread glued on the other side. Added are a latex tube inside. But Dugast is making progress and gluing and adding latex to the cotton so loosing both seems and tubes. Makes the construction better so riders like Nino Schurter and Wout Van Aert can ride with higher pressure but with same grip and plushness. The solution also saves 10% in weight compared to regular tubulars.

Tufo has always done this but with rubber all the way so have been pretty harsh. But who will follow Dugast now when they soon are releasing their tires leading the industry once again?

More info here: Cyclingtips and the source here: Logan Deborde

Koppenbergcross with Verschueren and van Aert

Wout van Aert came like a rocket last season winning a lot. This year it’s a new Belgian riding coming fast. The small Jolien Verschueren. Today she won the big Koppenbergcross:

And Wout van Aert won the men’s race in a great way:

Soudal GP Neerpelt Cyclocross

While it was road World Championships in Richmond there was full on racing cyclocross in Belgium, a race usually followed by many more when it doesn’t collide with a World Championship.

Here is some highlights from the men’s race:

  1. Wout van Aert
  2. Kevin Pauwels
  3. Laurens Sweeck

The women’s race is as usual not sent but Sanne van Paassen is Vloging so here you go:

  1. Sanne van Paassen
  2. Ellen van Loy
  3. Maud Kaptheijns

the sunday of cyclocross

Started the day with a long sleep. Really nice to just sleep until you wake up yourself and then a bit more 🙂 Easy morning and then I used my winter riding jacket, shoecovers and lobsters for the first time this winter. minus degrees outside and 3h on the schedule. Rode in to work to meet Jessica and we left for Hellas, Erstavik and many gravel roads in the sun. Beautiful day to ride in the sun with blue sky and not to fast. Great in all ways. Except I forgot to take a picture to share with you.

Nice with my winter jacket and lobsters today too, took some time to learn to ride a cx with Campagnolo levers with lobsters but worked fine. And my Assos Fugu jacket was almost too warm with just a thin underjersey underneath 😉

But here I/we rode: Movescount

And as picture you can see Kevin Pauwels take the victory at the CX World Cup in Namur today. Haven’t seen the women’s race yet so don’t know who won. Will see that later this evening I hope.


Zdenek Stybar is CX World Champion again!

Started from the 4th row with number 40 on his back. Was first after one lap and then he and Sven Nys raced the hole race together. Awesome racing with the two best cyclocrossers in the world. Only sad thing is Stybar’s helmet, why that ugly Specialized aerohelmet? Too long.

Skärmavbild 2014-02-02 kl. 16.05


1. Zdenek Stybar – Czech Republic

2. Sven Nys – Belgium

3. Kevin Pauwels – Belgium

4. Klaas Vantornout – Belgium

5. Tom Meeusen – Belgium

6. Lars van der Haar – The Netherlands

Fast Belgium riders. So let’s hope Stybar races some more cyclocross races last year and start planning the trip for the World Championship. Next year in Tabor so home country for Stybar and he knows how to win as he won there last time 😀