It was such a great day in Hoogerheide, with a race full of drama as favourite Katie Compton had problems in lap 1 – and a great battle for third between Helen Wyman and Sanne Cant. Here’s a collection of videos, photos, interviews and other links from the race – tell me more in the comments and I’ll add them in as I see them.
Firstly, huge thanks to all the riders who raced, whether they finished it or not, for providing so much entertainment and inspiration. I always, always appreciate their hard work, sacrifice and dedication.
Next, the highlights in English from the UCI
A load of clips from Sporza – click through to show them we really love it when they show women’s racing! (All in Dutch)
- Compton’s bike tangle in the first lap
- Marianne Vos duelling with Eva Lechner at the end of the first lap
- The full last lap, with that great battle for third
- Sanne Cant interviewed after the race
- The podium presentation
- Marianne Vos in the studio, with former World Champion Daphny van den Brand – and Katie Compton discussing her race in English, and Vos’ reactions
- Mini highlights video
Hopefully you saw this in the pre-race post – here’s the full re-run of the English-language commentary on the UCI youtube
The full Sporza coverage of the race has found it’s way onto YouTube too.
Here are the full results, on the UCI website.
For photos, I love this gallery by Balínt Hamvas, of the junior men and elite women (and these of practice day 1 and day 2). Race report and gallery on CX Magazine, and there are also galleries on Cyclingnews and VeloNews.
And if you want to follow the riders’ reactions on twitter, here’s my list of cyclocross women. Among the many, many reasons I am a huge fan of Vos is how she is just as happy about good news for women’s cycling as she was about her win
— Marianne Vos (@marianne_vos) February 1, 2014
and this is really lovely – Vos getting greeted by the entire Netherlands National Team after her win – aw!
And here’s what happened when she met fans on the Sunday
More Thalita – two video interviews with the 20-year-old Dutch rider, who only started racing cyclocross seriously this winter, and finished 8th. She’s a former Junior ITT World Champion, too – definitely one to watch!
Here’s a February thank-you video to fans from Rabosport – aw!