So I know you want some videos of the awesome women’s racing that was on this weekend – two TOUGH cyclocross races, some track, and some photos from the road.
First of all, Koksijde CX World Cup. UCI highlights:
Sunday’s race was a new one – the fifth round of the Superprestige, Francorchamps in Spa – and there are highlights of Nikki Harris winning her first race of 2014/15 on vier.be. Photos by Kristof Ramon on Cyclocross Rider, photos on the race website and more photos on CX Magazine.
So that was Europe – over in the USA it was the Carousel Volkswagen Jingle Cross, three days of freezing racing, and you can find out what happened in the races thanks to the Behind The Barriers tv videos – Day 1, Day 2 (the UCI-level race) and Day 3.
If that’s not enough cyclocross for you, here’s a celebration of the women of ‘cross from PetitesReines:
So the CX riders had mud and sand to contend with…. it was much warmer on the track, where there were two sets of races – starting at the Zesdaagse van Gent, one of the most famous Six Day races (SO much racing!). Jolien D’hoore continued her fantastic 2014, winning the women’s omnium competition, and there are video clips following her on WTV/Focus, and on Sporza. Lots of photos too, on the Gent website.
(If you want to know more about D’hoore’s great year, and how she combines cobbles and track, I interviewed her last week – listen to the podcast over here). Thanks Jolien and Polderspeed for showing me the Gent videos
and there’s also video of the Revolution’s latest crowd-pleaser, the Longest Lap, this time men against women….
So that’s this weekend’s racing…. and it doesn’t stop there! This coming weekend will see the first CX World Cup in Britain, at Milton Keynes, and as always, it’ll be streamed live on the UCI’s youtube – then on Sunday it’s the third round of the bpost bank trofee, KwadrO Flandriencross, in Hamme. And for trackies, the second of the 2014/15 Track World Cups takes place in London, and we should get great tv from that…
— Ashleigh Moolman (@ashleighcycling) November 22, 2014
and for Australians? Watch out for this upcoming documentary on BMX star Caroline Buchanan
and if you want to help Aussie women get into riding bikes, check out the new She Rides programme,
So much to love! The winter doesn’t feel so cold any more, over here! Of course, I’ll keep you updated with everything else I find, and I’ll definitely tell you how to watch as much racing as I can find live. As always, tell me everything I’ve missed in the comments or on twitter.
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