Yeah, hard to believe cyclo-cross season is upon us. I was always aware of cyclos-cross, I remember seeing the World Championships on TV when Van Der Poel always finished 2nd, for some reason they showed it here in Ireland early 90s. However it was only when I lived in Belgium 07/08 that I really got into it. I really love it now and have beem to a few races, WC & Superprestige. Only time I have ever paid to watch cycling is at a Superprestige race.
I think with Boom concentrating on the road and Bart Wellens suffering from injury, Albert will take over from Sven Nys this season. I dont know if he will be as dominant, maybe it would be better it there was a greater spread of winners but I think he will be the main man. Not sure if there will be any other breakout riders but I think the Czechs Stybar and Simunek will be the biggest threats this season. Nys is on the slippery slope downhill, dont know if Pauwels, Vantornout, Franzoi or Vanthourenhout can step up.
Finally, Euorsport dont show cyclo-cross so I have no other possibilities for watching races, is there somewhere online I can watch. I hope to make it over to a race this year, hopefully Koksidje. Fingers crossed.