For SVENNESS 3.2 we go to Ronse, Belgium, for the first race in the Bpost Bank Trophy series. After young Mathieu van der Poel’s early season successes, Sven Nys called this race the “Battle of the Generations.” MvdP drew first blood getting a great start and showing some rad moves but in the end it was the old man showing why the harder the track the stronger he becomes. Ronse is a brutal cyclocross course and Sven uses the opportunity to put on a clinic. We take a close look at riding steep off-camber sections and the importance of running.
As always, this episode is presented by Skills Drills and Bellyaches: A Cyclocross Primer. Please check it out atcyclocrossbook.com.
Footage for SVENNESS 3.2 is via Vier: vier.be/veldrijden
All of the bands featured on this episode are on BandCamp please do what I do and purchase the music if you like what you hear:
Rita Mae Young~The Record Company: therecordcompany.bandcamp.com/track/rita-mae-young
Come Inside~Metro Delays: metrodelays.bandcamp.com/album/doomed-opinions
Filthy Luck~Beach Slang: beachslang.bandcamp.com/album/who-would-ever-want-anything-so-broken
Gang is Back~Mother’s Children: motherschildren.bandcamp.com/track/gang-is-back
Also check out They Don’t Do That In Europe on The Cyclocross Network. It’s like SVENNESS for your ears: cyclocrossnetwork.com/20-cyclocross-today-tddtie/
Thanks for watching.