Category: Commentary

GWENNESS And The Offseason, So Far …

June 19th, 2015 — 3:27pm

Cross will be here soon enough. It seem like only yesterday we were watching Mathieu van der Poel win the World Championship and continue to cement his place, along with Wout van Aert, atop the new cyclocross hierarchy. But as of this post, we are only 89 days away (according to the countdown at […]


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The Cyclocross Rap Battle: Screencap Translation

February 18th, 2015 — 8:28pm

Following the February 14 broadcast of the Superprestige finale in Middlekerke, Vier broadcast a “rap battle” between the top men cyclocrossers from¬†Belgium and the Netherlands. Although no English subtitles were available, Dutch ones were provided. So, along with some help from my Dutch friends, here is my interpretation of the rap stylings of Sven, Rob, […]

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Your Moment of SVENNESS 1.5

February 6th, 2015 — 12:18am

For YMOS 1.5 we go back to the Belgian National Championship that took place in Erpe-Mere on January 11. Instead of concentrating on the leaders at the front, this episode takes a look at the “elites without contracts” who race at the same time as the pros with contracts. The riders in this group are […]

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January 24th, 2015 — 1:22am

For LIKEAVOS episode 2.4 we are at the fourth stop on the Cyclocross World Cup Series in Namur, Belgium. The course takes place around the town’s ancient citadel. The hilly track has demanding climbs and steep descents. Although the mud wasn’t as bad as years’ past, slick conditions still played a part in the outcome […]

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January 6th, 2015 — 12:28am

For episode 2.3 of LIKEAVOS we head to Milton Keynes for round 3 of the UCI Cyclocross World Cup. Sanne Cant, the young Belgian National Champion goes head to head with US champion Katie Compton in a battle for the ages. The track features technical off-camber sections made even more difficult by muddy conditions. Staying […]

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Your Moment of SVENNESS 1.3

December 30th, 2014 — 1:53am

For episode 1.3¬†of Your Moment of SVENNESS we make a stop in Antwerp, Belgium, for Scheldecross. The course is dry and fast with several sand sections along the way. At the front of the race it was an early battle between three riders: Tom Meeusen, Laurens Sweeck and Mathieu van der Poel. After a few […]

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December 22nd, 2014 — 1:55am

For episode 3.8, SVENNESS travels to Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, England for the third round of the UCI Cyclocross World Cup. Milton Keynes served up a muddy track with difficult off-camber sections and a good amount of running. The race started out chaotic, but once everything settled in it was about who was the strongest […]

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December 11th, 2014 — 2:10am

For the second episode of LIKEAVOS we travel to the North Sea coast town of Koksijde in West Flanders, Belgium, for the second round of the UCI Cyclocross World Cup. Koksijde is a sandy monument of cyclocross with much of the course going up, over and down challenging sand dunes. To win you must have […]

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Your Moment of SVENNESS 1.2

November 28th, 2014 — 5:16pm

For the second installment of YMOS we take a look at the steep off-camber section at the Soudal Classic race that took place November 11, 2014, in Niel, Belgium. The newly designed course features a man-made sand dune and a lot less pavement. It also features several great off-camber sections that forced riders to think […]

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November 21st, 2014 — 1:05am

For episode 3.6 we head to Ruddervoorde for the third round of the Superprestige series. The race takes place in a usually quiet neighborhood. It’s a tight course with lots of turns and short climbs. There is nowhere to really escape and more than a handful of riders are in contention as the race winds […]

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