UPDATE: Now with Superprestige Diegem video, photos and results!
Round 5 of the 2014/15 CX World Cup, Heusden-Zolder, was one hell of a race, nail-biting right up to the finish. I loved it – it’s wonderful having the full constellation of women’s CX stars lining up against each other. If you missed it, or you want to relive it, here’s how – there’s highlights of the junior & u23 men and elite women on Sporza, then there’s the full video replay:
If you don’t have time to watch the full race, the Vos puncture in the penultimate lap is from around 35:00. If it’s geo-restricted for you, try Hola or Tunnelbear set to the UK, and refresh and try again (don’t forget to turn your Tunnelbear off once the stream’s started, to save your allocation). Or if you want just the key moments, here are the UCI highlights:
I absolutely love Adam Myerson‘s description of the race on Cyclingnews – you should definitely read it (I don’t 100% agree with him over PFP, because Nash was barging her earlier too, which he doesn’t mention)
UPDATE! Here’s the analysis from the In The Crosshairs team:
The full results are here, and the World Cup standings after Zolder are here. The final round of this World Cup season will be the GP Adrie van der Poel in Hoogerheide in a month’s time, on 25th January 2015, and of course I’ll put the link to the live stream up in the week before.
I’ll edit in things from Sunday’s Diegem SuperPrestige after the race. This is a floodlit race, so if you want to watch the men race live, it will be streamed here on vier.be later than usual – feed starts Sunday 26th December, 16:45 Euro CET (3:45pm UK GMT; 10:45am US EST; 2:45am Monday Aussie AEDT) – race starts 17:30 CET (4:30 GMT; 11:30 EST)
UPDATE! Here’s the 7(ish) minute clip from Sunday’s SuperPrestige Diegem race – the first snowy race of the 2014/15 season, and another battle between Marianne Vos, Katerina Nash and Pauline Ferrand-Prévot.