For episode 2.15, SVENNESS makes a stop at the Belgian National Cyclocross Championships, which took place January 12 at the Gaverbeek Hippodrome in Waregem, West Flanders, Belgium. The race was staged on a flat track with several flyovers and drainage ditches. It is a bit muddy and there is one long stretch of sand that plays an important role in this race.
We focus on the sand, the planks, the attrition of an already small field and the solidification of a legend. For the Belgian elite race, only racers who have full-time contracts are allowed to compete. That means the field is only 14 deep. The elites without contracts race a minute after the full-time pros start their race.
This episode is presented by Skills Drills and Bellyaches: A Cyclocross Primer, which is available at cyclocrossbook.com.
SVENNESS is also presented by CrossVegas. Find out more at crossvegas.com.
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Footage for this episode via Sporza: sporza.be/cm/sporza/wielrennen/veldrijden
If you like the music, please purchase the track. Support the artists who liven up these episodes. Tracks for 2.15 are:
When I’m Down~Simone Rubi: simonerubi.bandcamp.com/
A Button on Your Blouse~The Drowners: soundcloud.com/frenchkiss_records/a-button-on-your-blouse/s-NC0Wj
Weird Purr~Eugene Quell: eugenequell.bandcamp.com/track/weird-purr
Tell the Teller~Toy Soldiers: soundcloud.com/toy-soldiers-1/tell-the-teller-1
Miss Teen Massachusetts~Skaters: soundcloud.com/skaters/miss-teen-massachusetts
Thanks for watching.
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