Category: Skills and Technique


The Week In ‘Cross This Week: Episode 5

June 26th, 2014 — 2:37pm

For Episode 5 of The Week In ‘Cross This Week, I quickly talk about one news item and then explain a joke for four minutes. But it’s all about cyclocross … and firefighting, so watch. Who knows, you may learn something … about firefighting. Thanks for watching and see you in a couple weeks.

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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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#LIKEAVOS 1.3

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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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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#SVENNESS 2.17

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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#SVENNESS 2.15

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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#SVENNESS 2.14

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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#SVENNESS 2.13

January 3rd, 2014 — 2:50am

Episode 2.13 of #SVENNESS takes a look at the UCI Cyclocross World Cup race that took place December 26, 2013, at Heusden-Zolder. This race features the return of former 2 time elite cyclocross world champion Zdeněk Štybar. The race is in the red from the start with Štybar, LvdH, Marcel Miesen, Rob Peeters and Phillipp […]

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#LIKEAVOS 1.2

December 28th, 2013 — 8:36am

For #LIKEAVOS Episode 1.2 we visit the fourth round of the UCI Cyclocross World Cup, which took place December 22, 2013, on the slopes of the citadel in Namur, Belgium. The race is punctuated with tough climbs and fast, slippery descents. This is the first time since the opening round in Valkenburg that World Champion […]

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#SVENNESS 2.12

December 21st, 2013 — 12:17pm

For episode 2.12, #SVENNESS travels to Kalmthout, Belgium, for Vlaamse Industrieprijs Bosduin. The race is held at night, under the lights. The course is flat and fast with three short sets of stairs and one set of planks. Lars van der Haar sets the pace from the start and Kevin Pauwels emerges from his early […]

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