My very favourite cycling journalist is Ben Atkins, who used to write about women’s cycling for Velonation, and now freelances in magazines like Peloton and elsewhere, and is the Press Reporter for Wiggle Honda. We failed to meet up in the crowds of the Milton Keynes Cyclocross World Cup, so we caught up to talk about what it was like going to the race, how the cyclocross and track season are going so far, what the 2015 road season looks like, and which races people should go to next year, if you have the chance. (1:19:31 MIN / 76.34 MB)
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I was very, very, very happy to be at the Milton Keynes Cyclocross World Cup yesterday, so of course I’m going to be watching the videos to relive it!
Here’s the UCI highlights:
There are more brief highlights on Sporza, and if you want to watch the full race, it’s archived here. (Restricted in your country? Try Hola or Tunnelbear, set to the UK – if you use Tunnelbear, turn it off once the stream kicks in to save your allocation).
UPDATE! Here’s some on-bike camera footage from Katie Compton‘s bike. I love bikecam, this has added mud!
I recorded the press conference questions with Sanne Cant after her win, and you can listen to it here – and there are 4 more interviews, before and after the race, on my Soundcloud.
UPDATE! I love Balint Hamvas’ photos on Cyclephotos.co.uk – I was grinning in recognition at all the rider and crowd smiles. If you want to know what I thought of the day, listen to my podcast with Ben Atkins, about what it was like at the race, and what it means for the season.
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…