EKZ CrossTour Baden

The CX-season is here. Last week they raced in Belgium. This weekend passed it started in USA with Trek CXCup and the EKZ CrossTour started in Switzerland.

Here are the swiss men:

And women:

Gravel in the morning, CX-video in the evening

Started this tuesday with some gravelriding. In the middle of nowhere watching the sun rise:

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Some mornings it’s just good to come out, riding without pressure and crowded city

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Map and stats from a great start: Strava

For those of you that wants more action you should take a look at this video. From GGEW City Cross in Lorsch in Germany last sunday:

EKZ, Samurai and Gustav Larsson (videos)

Found some great videos to share. First a pro one from the cyclocross race in Eschenbach in the EKZ Cross Tour, follow the pro’s onboard:

And then a trail in Santa Monica with an average gradient of -24%, pretty steep:

Ending with the road rider Gustav Larsson riding mtb, but On One???:

videotuesday!

First things first. Highlights from Trans Schwarzwald almost a month ago:

And then the first big European CX race of the season with winners like Eva Lechner and Francis Mourey. Not so many racing with disc brakes.

Ending is the biggest MTB event this week. Perskindol Swiss Epic. An epic stage race in Switzerland with a lot of big mountains. Here is a video from the Prologue in Verbier:

And here is from the 1st stage, today:

After Tour Alsace

Back home this night after some hours of driving and a last stage since I had internet last time.

Been a long week together with good friends, fast riders, cool bikes, beautiful small French villages, wineyards and mountains that I want to ride myself.

With sunshine:

Tight masters through the beautiful towns:

And great views from the car:

Almost met an old friend, missed meeting a new friend and met a weightweenie. Pictures of how it looks when a boring flat stage got really excited on sunday you can find here: Elisa Haumesser

Read about my favourite team from the race you can do here in Norwegian: Team Joker

CX World Champions is today! Schedule

Due to stormy weather tomorrow everyone racing today. Schedule:

men junior 15.45
women elite 17.00
men U23 18.30
men elite 20.30

How come women juniors and women u23 doesn’t have any worlds? Sad by UCI.

Livestream by UCI here: http://www.youtube.com/ucichannel

World Cup Koksijde

What happened to van Paassen? To far down when Katie Compton won today.

Then men elite with Magnus Darvell on top to the left here:

 

More up on the left side there was a big swedish flag too, Johan A and friends?

Honestly I fell a sleep in the sofa so missed the end but saw that Sven Nys did like usual and won in front of Niels Albert. Awesome racing in the beginning with Francis Mourey who is leading here above in front of Kevin Pauwels. Seemed like the Sunweb-Revor riders didn’t had found the power like Aernouts and many other when they didn’t ride the steep sandclimbs when they could.

1. Sven Nys – Landbouwkrediet – KDL

2. Niels Albert – BKCP-PowerPlus

3. Francis Mourey – FDJ BigMat

41. Magnus Darvell – Team Herbalife 24 Raumerittet

Here is a picture from the podium where Mourey showing Nys and Albert that a cycling cap is the thing to wear: cyclingnews

Women elite results:

1. Katie Compton – Trek Cyclocross Collective

2. Nikke Harris – Young Telenet-Fidea

3. Sanne Cant – Veldritacademie Enertherm – BKCP

6. Sanne van Paassen – Rabobank

20. Åsa Erlandsson

27. Angelica Edvardsson