For episode 2.10, SVENNESS travels to Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic, for the European Championship. We take a look at the U23 race, which features such up-and-coming (or arguably already here) stars as Wout van Aert, Michael Vanthourenhout and Mathieu van der Poel.
The course is a mix of paved road and mud. Nothing in between. However, it is for the most part all ridable and there isn’t more than a couple feet of elevation on the course. This is the first course SVENNESS has visited that is similar to something most amateurs would race on the weekend.
For this race we focus on riding in the mud, cornering, tactics and blocking. The pro moves these young guns are putting on each other as the race gets heated at the end is not to be missed.
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Footage via Česká televize: ceskatelevize.cz/sport/
Music in this episode:
My Friends Ft. Mick Coogan & Panic City: soundcloud.com/mcscottd/my-friends-ft-mick-coogan
ZZ Ward – 365 Days – Jerry Folk Remix: soundcloud.com/jerryfolkmusic/zz-ward-365-days-jerry-folk
Raleigh Ritchie – Bloodsport: soundcloud.com/raleigh-ritchie/bloodsport
Gnarls Barkley – Crazy (TEEMID & Joie Tan Cover): soundcloud.com/teemid/crazy-teemid-joie-tan-cover