Videos & photos from the 2014 Heusden-Zolder Cyclocross World Cup and SuperPrestige Diegem

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:

There are a couple of photos of the women’s race on Cyclephotos.co.uk and Velonews, and one or two more in the race reports from Cyclocross Rider and CX Magazine.

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.

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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.

Full results are on the SuperPrestige site (scroll down to “vrouwen”) and there’s a race report on Cyclingnews.  Photos from all the races by Balint Hamvas on cyclephotos.co.uk.

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12 thoughts on “Videos & photos from the 2014 Heusden-Zolder Cyclocross World Cup and SuperPrestige Diegem

    • Only other footage of Diagem is in Sarah’s link above (“Here’s the 7(it) minute clip”). I guess we should be lucky there’s any footage of a women’s Superprestige race given that organization’s somewhat-negative history (i.e. no ‘overall’ series-ranking for the women)..

      • Here’s hoping that will change too. So weird that the Superprestige, on the one hand, has been forward-looking for years, with the streams open internationally, but it’s so behind with the women.

    • So sorry, all we have from women’s CX is the World Cups. I’ve got a tiny clip from today’s bpost bank trofee Loenhout Azencross but we only get a few minutes from bpost, and maybe the 7 mins from the Superprestige. At this point I don’t know what we can do – except maybe watch and share the little clips a lot of times and hope that this makes the TV companies care….

      I’ll put a post of all the holiday ‘cross after this weekend…. the next full-length races will be the final World Cup, maybe the Dutch and maybe the USA national champs – and Worlds of course. The good (relatively good) news is that we didn’t have World Cups until last season, so hopefully, hopefully, we can see changes in the next few years….

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