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:
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:
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 😉