It was a really full weekend, with the second Track World Cup to take place in Guadalajara this year (this one launched the 2014/15 season), and the European Cyclocross World Champs – and we have video!
A bit of video here:
and a photo slideshow of the u23 race:
I love this post-win tweet from Sabrina Stultiens
European champion cyclocross! What an exciting race but so happy with the win! I think my brother was also happy!!😉 pic.twitter.com/RzWwc2j8Gq
— Sabrina Stultiens (@STULTIENS_S) November 8, 2014
and you can read about her race (including it finishing a lap early, and how it was dedicated to the memory of Annefleur Kalvenhaar) on her blog (or via google translate to English) – and photos of her race on her facebook.
After Sanne Cant won the Euro Champs, she raced the Ruddervoorde round of the SuperPrestige (one of my favourite courses), and won that too! The video highlights from that race are here, photos on Cyclephotos.co.uk, and race report and results on Cyclingnews.
If you want to follow the rest of the women’s European Cyclocross this winter, here’s my guide – there are some great races coming up in the next few weeks.
Now, over in the world of track, we have a LOT more videos!
There are LOTS of videos from here, which makes me happy. Here’s the full replay of the stream from the final session interspersed with some highlights from previous days (if it’s restricted for you, try with Hola or Tunnelbear set to the UK). That shows the women’s team pursuit, omnium highlights (including the elimination!), keirin, and men’s sprint from semi-finals to the end, team sprint, team pursuit, keirin and omnium – but if you don’t want to watch there, we have videos of individual races too (mostly bronze and gold finals) and interviews with winners after the races. Links will take you to the final results from each race.
(Gutted for Kristina Vogel, who qualified fastest with Miriam Welte, but then was hit (like half her hotel) with food poisoning. Welte was less badly hit, but still ill all competition – such bad luck, so no Vogel at all, and a weakened Welte in the Sprint
Here’s the video of the two second rounds, and here’s the finals:
Podium photo, and an even better one:
— UCI (@UCI_cycling) November 10, 2014
There are some photos on the race facebook, and British-focused slideshows in British Cycling’s reports from Day 2 and Day 3. And I love the work of the team at TrackCycling.com – Guy Swarbrick’s live twitter updates were superb,and there are great reports on their site – Day 1, Day 2 session 1 and session 2, and Day 3 session 1 and session 2. You can buy Guy’s photos from his own site, too
The next round of the Track World Cup will be in London, 5th-7th December – and I’ll tell you how to follow the race live nearer the time.