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 as riders struggled to get traction either riding or running on the long off-camber section.

We concentrate on the fastest way across the off-camber and take a look at descending, but mainly this episode concentrates on the return of Marianne Vos to cyclocross and her immediate impact on the race. It also features a relative surprise performance by a racer who isn’t seen much anymore on the international scene.

As always, this episode is brought to you by Skills Drills and Bellyaches: A Cyclocross Primer, available at Please also check out the shop ( for SVENNESS shirts and socks, Rosie the Riveter and Lloyd Dobler cycling shirts, and other fun things.

Video for this episode is via UCI.

Music heard in the episode can be purchased by following the links below:

Aretha Franklin-Rock Steady (Parker Remix)~Ghetto Funk Allstars:


Lips~Marian Hill:

Archie, Marry Me~Alvvays:

Hans Christian Andersen~Kittyhawk:

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