Koppenbergcross

Have you seen Sanne Cant smile? So many reasons to watch last weeks race if you missed, Sanne Cant’s smile is one thing. Awesome and tight racing in perfect autumn weather is another one. A race where you can’t tell who is going to win

But where is Helen Wyman?

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Equal pricemoney at Koppenbergcross!!!

Women and men CX riders train as much to perform on their absolute top level. But there is a big difference in support by sponsors and pricemoney at races. And it seems hard to change. One who is doing as much as she can is Helen Wyman who raced a lot in USA where Twenty22Cycling stepped in last season to sponsor with money so women got the same amout of pricemoney as the men. Shouldn’t Europe be better?

Now Wyman got help from Twenty22Cycling in US to get equal pricemoney at Koppenbergcross on saturday. An american bikestore with help from Specialized in Belgium/The Netherlands step in to sponsor an european race at the CX center of the world? Can’t european race organizers be better then that? A video about it:

Belgian news about it: Nieuwsblad

Wilier or Guerciotti CX? or same-same?

The good thing buying a bike from a good bike company is that there isn’t any other brands with the same frame. It’s not like you find a Specialized Tarmac with for example Fuji on, if you find a frame looking the same it’s a unlegal copy.

But with smaller companies just buying a frame and puts their sticker on you can find copies. Here we have a girl riding a Wilier CX last sunday in Valkenburg:

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But she isn’t alone riding that frame, Sophie de Boer and some others are riding Guerciotti Lembeek which to me seems to be the same frame:

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Has Wilier just got the same frame as the CX company Guerciotti or is it opposite?