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.

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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 😀

Meeusen is the king of Nommay!

One of the best CXraces I’ve seen today. Last World Cup in Nommay and the action was just magic. Philip Walsleben, Francis Mourey and Tom Meeusen.  Meeusen seemed to have been ridden to hard and faded in the middle but came back to the french-german war ;). Last lap was attacking and riding tighter than shoulders against shoulders made it so interesting. Thought Walsleben should win as he seemed fastest but Mourey had best crowd at his home race and attacked in the end.

But Meeusen showed how to sprint and won the sprint against Mourey. If you didn’t saw this you got to see the replay later on Youtube.com/ucichannel



And podium. 1 Tom Meeusen, 2 Francis Mourey and 3 Philip Walsleben:



Lars van der Haar ended 4th and won the complete World Cup 2013/2014, well done by the young gun.

In the womens race Marianne Vos showed that she knows how she works and take advantage of it. She won while Katie Compton had to step off when she got a astma attack. 2nd Helen Wyman and 3rd to Eva Lechner.

All up to a very interesting World Championship next weekend in Hoogerheide.

CX World Championships 2014 course preview

Sport.be has been in Hoogerheide and testridden the cours for the World Championship next weekend. Watch the video here:

Last time it was the World Championships in Hoogerheide in the Netherlands was in 2009 where Niels Albert attacked on the first lap and won the race, pretty impressive. Marianne Vos of course won the womens race. Will be more interesting this year I think. Vos has Compton and Niels Albert isn’t so much faster than the others this year. If you want to see how fast they are there is the last World Cup race in Nommay in France tomorrow. Can watch it on UCI’s Youtubechannel: UCIchannel

Boels Cyclocross live x2

The Netherlands, the country that is trying to bring women cycling to us, specially CX. Many good riders and today, a ”small” CXrace in Heerlen are livestreamed. Stream starts at 13.30 CET, women start 13.45 and men 15.00. Unfortunately no Marianne Vos as she got the flu after being in Barcelona training like this:



Link for CXstream here: Sports-Livez