Fems:Yes, it was on GCN last night.....
Beringen was dry, and more like a MTB race, yet I saw a few MTB races in France & Switzerland which were more like CX races....with mud, mud and more mud.
They have that gravel bike that Nathan Haas uses... It does have a very similar head angle and also smaller BB drop than the Specialized Crux, which is fine for racing as it didn't seem to affect the likes of Vas, Rochette, Mason, etc last season. It doesn't have the same amount of frame size possibilities which makes other geometries hard to guess.Looks like Silvia Persico has signed for UAE women's team; one hopes she carries on with CX, but who knows. And Colnago doesn't have a current CX bike.....
Quite literally "Fems" race
Stybar is with Team Bike Exchange in 2023. Does that mean he will still race the Crux for CX until 12/31 and then 1/1 switch over to the Giant TCX?Something that struck me the other day, Specialized are under represented in CX, especially compared to Road & MTB. They have Blanka Vas and Rochette for the women, but have no real consistent top 10-15 male Elite riders. Cam Mason is a top U23 rider, and the aforementioned Stybar are the only ones I can think of.
A couple of team changes off the top of my head:Stybar is with Team Bike Exchange in 2023. Does that mean he will still race the Crux for CX until 12/31 and then 1/1 switch over to the Giant TCX?
Is Lars Boom still her CX coach?It will be an interesting season for Vas; can she 'kick on' and make progress. After her Overisje win, and 2nd in the Euros, she took a break, then came back, and was nowhere near as good. Got Covid during the Worlds.
However, her road season wasn't anything outstanding, and neither were her two XCO World Cups.....I wonder if she's been rushed into the Elites too early?