We went from one of the most iconic cyclocross races, Koksijde, to a brand new World Cup – and the first ever CX World Cup in the UK – Milton Keynes! And while we may not have seen the course before, we can watch the women and the men race live and find out together.
Saturday 29th November 2014. The TV guide is here, for where it’s being shown around the world, and the livestreams for everyone else are on the UCI’s Youtube. The women’s race starts at 12:30 UK GMT (13:30 Euro CET; 7:30am USA EST; 11:30pm Australian AEDT), watch it here:
Click through to see if you can view it – you should see a countdown to the start in your country, but that doesn’t work, there are options…
First, check the tv guide to see if it’s being streamed on a local website, then try adding something like Hola or Tunnelbear set to the UK and try again. (If you use Tunnelbear, turn it off as soon as the stream starts, to preserve your allowance).
So what DO we know about the race?
There’s lots of information on the race website, including the course map – and the startlists will be over here with the current World Cup standings. And you can follow the race organisers on twitter, along with the women CX riders too.
UPDATE! Watch out for the official hashtag, #MKWCX. I love the “I’m ready for #MKWCX, are you?” photos… add your own and tag your friends!
— Helen Wyman (@CXHelen) November 27, 2014
If you want more info on how the riders are feeling about it, I interviewed World Cup leader Sophie de Boer, on going from no team and terrible luck to her best season ever – listen here; and British champion Helen Wyman is very excited, of course – read her blog about it on Cyclingnews.
I’ll be at the race – follow me on twitter! – and there’ll be a race preview by Balint Hamvas on Cyclephotos.co.uk in the next few days. If you’re in or near the UK, you can still buy tickets on the race website (£10 for adults, free for kids), along with a ton of race merchandise…. who doesn’t want a Milton Keynes cowbell?