It was a really full weekend, with the second Track World Cup to take place in Guadalajara this year (this one launched the 2014/15 season), and the European Cyclocross World Champs – and we have video!
A bit of video here:
and a photo slideshow of the u23 race:
and there are lots of photos – I always love Bálint Hamvas’ photos on Cyclephotos.co.uk – and there’s a photo album from all the races on the European Cycling Union website. Full results here.
It’s that time of year again, when there are at least two cyclocross races every weekend at the highest European level, and it can get a bit bewildering, trying to follow it all. So I’m here to tell you how I follow the women’s races, and just as importantly, which ones I prioritise.
I first got into the muddy, brilliant, exciting, insane sport of cyclcocross because of Caroline, aka tgsgirl. We used to hang out on the BBC 606 cycling forum, and gs’ passion for it made me HAVE to watch it to see what it’s all about. One of the great things gs does is write a cyclocross calendar on Podium Café, with really funny descriptions of each race that I base my viewing choices around (I mean, the races start at 2pm, I can’t spend EVERY weekend day glued to the laptop!). So I always check in with that to decide what to watch. The races I’m going to do my best not to miss this year are the Koksijde World Cup on 23rd November (the one on the sand-dunes), Scheldecross on 7th December (off-camber fun, and I always hope the Schelde will flood), the Namur World Cup on 22nd December (steep and technical, on the beautiful Namur citadel) and of course, the World Championships on 1st February 2014.
But how will I watch it?