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Trek Factory Racing Service Course Tour

April 19th, 2014 — 2:05pm

The Trek Factory Racing service course opened in November 2013 in a nondescript semi-industrial area of Deinze, Belgium, which is 20 minutes west of Gent and an easy drive to most of the spring classics. Freddie Stouffer, TFR Operations Manager, gave us a tour of the service course on the Tuesday between the cobbled classics, Ronde Van […]

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The Bike Toss: A Short History

March 14th, 2014 — 2:39pm

Inspired by Marcel Kittel’s “intense relationship” with his bike, we have compiled our favorite bike tossing clips into a short history of the art of the bike heave. This is by no means a completist’s collection, but enough highlights to fit nicely into the time frame of the Joe Jackson track used for the soundtrack. […]

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February 23rd, 2014 — 1:44am

The 2014 UCI Cyclocross World Championship took place in Hoogerheide, Netherlands. The women’s elite race was pegged as a showdown between UCI World Cup champion, Katie Compton, and six time cyclocross world champion, Marianne Vos. Events don’t always go as planned but that doesn’t mean this race wasn’t an exciting one. The Hoogerheide course was […]

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Twenty20 Cycling Brings Equal Prize Money to European CX With Sponsorship of Koppenbergcross

February 21st, 2014 — 9:53am

Good friends of In The Crosshairs, Twenty20 Cycling, announced this morning the Mid-Atlantic company’s sponsorship of the Koppenbergcross in Oudenaarde, Belgium. The important take away from this announcement is that the GP Twenty20 Cycling will bring, for the first time ever in Europe, equal payouts for the women’s cyclocross field. Here is the press release […]

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SVENNESS Goes to the Olympics

February 13th, 2014 — 8:12pm

With cyclocross winding down and the Winter Olympics heating up, we take a bit of a detour to Sochi for the men’s freestyle sprint cross-country skiing final race. The course, which competitors will do one lap of in a little over 3 minutes, has been a challenging one. Many crashes have occurred throughout the day […]

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February 7th, 2014 — 3:09am

In episode 2.17, #SVENNESS goes to Hoogerheide, Netherlands, for the 2014 UCI Cyclocross World Championship. The elite men’s race was a battle of two giants, each with two Men’s World Championship jerseys to their name. Zdeněk Štybar won the rainbow jersey in 2010 and 2011, to go along with two U23 jerseys won in 2005 […]

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Be Sven and An Instagram Clip Show

January 29th, 2014 — 8:29am

Hello cyclocross friends! As we look forward to the 2014 Cyclocross World Championship taking place this weekend at Hoogerheide, Netherlands, we wanted to take a quick look back at our top 10 Instagram videos from the season. We also wanted to show off the latest sponsor of, Bontrager. We could not be more stoked on […]

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January 26th, 2014 — 1:19pm

In episode 2.16, SVENNESS goes to Leuven, Belgium, for the latest round of the Soudal Classics Cyclocross Series, which took place January 19. The Leuven course features some short tough climbs, and one particularly hairy descent. There is also a fun ramp section and a touch of mud. A handful of different riders take their […]

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January 19th, 2014 — 3:42pm

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 […]

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January 11th, 2014 — 3:29pm

In episode 2.14, SVENNESS visits Loenhout, Belgium for Azencross, the fifth round of the Bpost Bank Trofee series. The race took place on friday, December 27, in rainy conditions. The course is covered in a slick mud that gets deeper as the rain and race progresses. Zdeněk Štybar is back and has plenty of opportunities […]

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