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 and 2006. Sven Nys is the reigning World Champion. He first won the title in 2005.

The Hoogerheide course is a tough one made even tougher by the wet conditions. The mud on the track is not necessarily deep but it is slick, which makes every turn an adventure. And speaking of turns, there are several significant rutted off-camber sections that play a part in the outcome of this race. We also look at the “swinging gate technique” of getting around a sharp turn, and the run vs. ride decision and it’s tactical application. But mainly, we just sit back and enjoy a barn burner of a race.

SVENNESS season two is sponsored by Skills Drills and Bellyaches: A Cyclocross Primer, available at cyclocrossbook.com.

It is also sponsored by CrossVegas, which will takes place September 10 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rumor has it that this may be a rematch of Stybar and Nys. Just a rumor, but how cool is that? Either way, come join us at the race. More info at crossvegas.com.

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Video footage for this episode via Sporza: sporza.be/cm/sporza/wielrennen/veldrijden

Buy some music from #SVENNESS 2.17:

Disk is Full, Not Full~Dudadius: dudadius.bandcamp.com/album/drowzium

Cutesy Monster Man~Iron Chic: ironchic.bandcamp.com/album/not-like-this

Ordinary Silence~Mixtapes: nosleepsampler.com/album/ordinary-silence

Is It Your Choice To Say That I Don’t Deserve You?~Souven!rs: souvenirsvannes.bandcamp.com/

Throw Me From the Bridge of Flowers~Wholesome: handsandknees.bandcamp.com/track/throw-me-from-the-bridge-of-flowers

Liar~Of Us Giants: ofusgiants.bandcamp.com/

Everything Between Paint and a Wall~Grandview: grandview.bandcamp.com/album/everything-between-paint-and-a-wall

Be Around~The Peach Kings: thepeachkings.bandcamp.com/album/mojo-thunder-ep

Thanks for watching.

#SVENNESS 2.17 from In The Crosshairs on Vimeo.

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5 thoughts on “#SVENNESS 2.17

  1. You saved the best for last. Every episode this season was excellent. Thank you for putting this all together.

  2. Love these segments you put together. As a cyclocross “newb” I believe that most of what I have learned is from the two SVENNESS series. Please keep them up!

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