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Fleur Moors is going to follow in the footsteps of van Anrooij, Brand and Nys and ride road for Lidl Trek and cx for Baloise Trek. Quite a substantial crossover now at least in the women's side, so I wonder what the Holmgrens do next cx season once they start racing for Lidl Trek next year also
 
For most of the European riders it's just too expensive. In the Dutch team there's a guy with the very Dutch sounding name of Pete Uptegrove. He's not been selected because he's very good, but because both his parents are pilots at KLM so he can travel cheap.

Too expensive - every year we hear this. People just don't want to travel outside of their local area. MTB World Cups in North America get decent size fields. CX is just an insular sport, it's as simple as that.
 
Too expensive - every year we hear this. People just don't want to travel outside of their local area. MTB World Cups in North America get decent size fields. CX is just an insular sport, it's as simple as that.
I think Jurgen Mettepenningen has a point. And this is a guy who actually is going, so you can't accuse him of making up excuses. (also, it's no coincidence that a lot of the riders who actually will race are the mtb-ers who were already there)

"We are making the trip purely for sporting reasons," says Jurgen Mettepenningen, the manager of Pauwels Sauzen - Bingoal. "The World Cup is the most prestigious classification in cyclocross and therefore a goal for our team."

"It's still crazy," Mettepenningen continues. "We travel all the way to America for a one-hour race. We leave on Friday, we return on Monday."

"If I had reasoned rationally, we would have sat this one out. There are eight of us going to Waterloo: 4 riders and 4 staff members. That will cost us between 20 and 25,000 euros for 3-4 days."

Waterloo is the first of 14 rounds in the World Cup. "We could have dropped one," says Mettepenningen, "but as one of the largest cyclo-cross teams we are almost obliged to race there."
 
From the article on the main cyclingnews page, it appears Clara Honsinger will be doing a less European calendar in conjunction with her domestic team and completing her university degree. I don't know what her plans are, but if Nathalie Rochette stays stateside for some of the races after the Waterloo WC, then there could be some good racing going on there.
Thanks for the update. If that’s the case I’m surprised she hadn’t been at any of the races (as far as I know) where Rochester has been cleaning up.
Anyways, hope this works out for her. And maybe she she can work on her starts ;)
 
Thanks for the update. If that’s the case I’m surprised she hadn’t been at any of the races (as far as I know) where Rochester has been cleaning up.
Anyways, hope this works out for her. And maybe she she can work on her starts ;)
She was still racing on the road through September at the Tour de Romandie. I guess a small off season and then getting back into the swing of cx has been the order of the last few weeks.



Doesn't look like it'll be a simple dirt crit at Waterloo on sunday. While it might be dry come the races (haven't looked at the forecast) the rain I'm seeing on people's Instagram's should cut the course up slightly in today's c2, and the ground will also be softer come world cup day.
 
The National Trophy in the UK seems to be having a livestream this year on youtube, or at least the first round. But it is a new YouTube channel, so may end up being something like the CX version of Monument HQ is for the national road series. In the recent past, the only UK CX I've seen broadcast is the Abergavenny round on S4C and then the National Champs.
Just clocked this as well:). Cat Ferguson makes her season debut at 1000 (GMT), and Lewis Askey returns to CX at 1330.

Will be missing them both due to work, but presumably they'll be still be available to replay?

Link from Cyclocross24;

 
From the article on the main cyclingnews page, it appears Clara Honsinger will be doing a less European calendar in conjunction with her domestic team and completing her university degree. I don't know what her plans are, but if Nathalie Rochette stays stateside for some of the races after the Waterloo WC, then there could be some good racing going on there.
Thanks for the update. If that’s the case I’m surprised she hadn’t been at any of the races (as far as I know) where Rochester has been cleaning up.
Anyways, hope this works out for her. And maybe she she can work on her starts ;)

How did Maghalie Rochette become Nathalie Rochester? :D
 
Makes sense spreading the talent/success across all their teams. Alpecin have MvdP, Philipsen winning on the road, Sam Gaze is XCC World champion, Vermeersch was Gravel world champion, MvdP CX World champion - and Puck herself European/Dutch XCO champion & XCC/XCO Overall World Cup winner.
 
is 777 the same company that is buying Everton fc? Or have I totally mixed that up?
Just had a look and that 777 appears to be a US equity firm. 777 is a belgian online betting and casino website. As the laws for gambling and advetising of it in Belgium are getting stricter over the next few years, they've changed their name to Cyclocross Reds, but keep 777 as the title sponsor.
 
Just had a look and that 777 appears to be a US equity firm. 777 is a belgian online betting and casino website. As the laws for gambling and advetising of it in Belgium are getting stricter over the next few years, they've changed their name to Cyclocross Reds, but keep 777 as the title sponsor.
how long did it take them to come up with that name? , sounds like a fake pro evo name.
 
Just clocked this as well:). Cat Ferguson makes her season debut at 1000 (GMT), and Lewis Askey returns to CX at 1330.

Will be missing them both due to work, but presumably they'll be still be available to replay?

Link from Cyclocross24;

Round 1 is available and currently so are both Junior races and Elite womens from round 2. The coverage is decidely average and below the level of broadcast of the US CX series and the British National champs, however it's definitely a good step in the right direction. I don't know if it is British Cycling who are doing the live stream but better promotion of the coverage would be good.
 
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