On Saturday cyclocross makes history, as we have not only the Elite women’s 2016 CX World Championships, we also have the first ever Worlds for the u23 riders! I’ve been asking riders what they’re thinking about the Zolder World Champs, and in what’s hopefully Part 1 of a mini-series, I have Q&As from Marianne Vos, Helen Wyman and British u23 Hannah Peyton.
Don’t forget, if you want to watch the races as they happen, or find out more about them, even the men’s races (do men race bikes too?) I’ve got a guide here.
Marianne Vos is one of the all-time legends of women’s cycling, but especially cyclocross, with 7 World Championships golds, a silver and a bronze to her name. After a really horrible 2015, with various injuries, she’s focusing on recovery, and is very disappointed to be skipping Worlds this year. But she’s not just the best cyclist in the world, she’s also one of the biggest fans, so rather than hiding from Worlds, she’s promoting the sport, and will be doing analysis on the Sporza stream before and after the elite women’s race.
ProWomensCycling: Who do you think the favourites are for the race?