Cyclocross

Racing through a Swiss castle at Redbull Velodux (VIDEO)

The 4th edition of Redbull Velodux took place in Switzerland recently with over 300 cyclists taking part in the urban cyclocross race. The riders start with a 200 metre run to grab their bikes before setting off on a challenging and unusual course which included a section through a castle in the village of Estavayer-le-lac on the shores of Lake...

Footage from the Foyle CC round of the Ulster Cyclocross Series (VIDEO)

Round 5 of the Ulster Cyclo-cross Series took place recently in St. Columb's Park, Derry with separate races organised for underage categories from U6 to U16, Women's, Men's A and B races in addition to MTB Support races. Race Director was former An Post Chain Reaction rider Ronan McLaughlin, who was also racing himself in the Men's A Race....

Greg Van Avermaet wins Flandrien of the Year award for sixth time

Greg Van Avermaet won the prestigious Flandrien of the Year award for a record sixth time yesterday while Sanne Cant won the Flandrienne of the Year award for the first time. Van Avermaet who took victories this season in Paris–Roubaix, Gent–Wevelgem. E3 Harelbeke and Omloop Het Nieuwsblad beat Philippe Gilbert by ten points to win the award which is voted...

Tom Pidcock takes first U23 Superprestige victory (VIDEO)

Young British talent Tom Pidcock has taken his first U23 Superprestige victory in Boom, Belgium today after pulling clear of his two closest competitors on the final lap. It was also his first victory in Telenet Fidea colours. Pidcock finished eight seconds clear of his closest competitor, Adam Ťoupalík. It's another significant win to add to the palmares of the...

Cyclocross looks amazing from the air

Check out this awesome drone footage from the Hippo Cross 2017. The race took place on the 30th of September in Lambertville, New Jersey and the footage is from the men's category 3 race.

Some great deals on entry level cyclocross bikes just in time for the season

Nashbar CX1 Cyclocross Bike The Nashbar CX1 Cyclocross Bike is a paragon of versatility, dependability, and flat-out fun as it's your ticket to fast-rolling adventure on both on- and off-road endeavors. And this popular 'cross bike features updates for 2017 highlighted by Shimano's revamped Sora R3000 components.  More details $549.99 - SAVE 63% Nashbar Steel Cyclocross Bike There's just something about chromoly 'cross bikes...

Riders face incredibly slippery conditions at EKZ CrossTour (VIDEO)

This winter's cyclo-cross season has started with Round One of the EKZ CrossTour in Switzerland amongst the first races to take place. The first round was held in Baden in the north of the country and as can be seen in the clip below, the riders faced extremely slippery conditions and struggled to stay upright on one of the corners. The...

Highlights of Urban Cyclocross Zürich 2017

The second edition of Urban Cyclocross Zürich took place earlier this month, and the races organised by EKZ Cross Tour were part of the Urban Bike Festival in the Swiss city. The course was changed this year to make it more compact and therefore spectator-friendly. Many of the top Swiss riders lined up in addition to a number of...

Cycling Ireland offering young riders places at UCI CX training camps

In an effort to extend international development opportunities to a larger number of Ireland’s best young cyclocross racers, the Cycling Ireland Off-Road Commission are seeking applications for places for two UCI cyclocross camps. There are two places available for application at each camp. Successful applicants will be subject to a final selection by the UCI. The deadline for applications for...

Successful Hosting of Inaugural Irish Youth Cyclo-cross Championships

Sunday 19th February saw flocks of young cyclists from as far away as Tyrone and Kerry descend on Corkagh Park, Dublin – Cycling Ireland’s only purpose built cycle track - for Ireland’s first ever Irish Youth Cyclo-cross Championships. The sport of cyclo-cross is going through a huge growth, with the style of racing attracting youths from all disciplines of...

Orwell Wheelers to host the 2017 Irish National Youth Cyclo-cross Championships

Orwell Wheelers are set to host the 2017 Irish National Youth Cyclo-cross Championships which will take place on Sunday 19 February in Corkagh Park, Dublin. The Under-16 Boys, Under-16 Girls, Under-14 Boys and Under-14 Girls races are championship events with medals and National Champions’ Jerseys on offer. The Under-10 and Under-12 race will not be a championship event, it will...

Tom Pidcock leads British clean sweep at UCI Junior Men’s Cyclocross World Champs

European champion Tom Pidcock has led a clean sweep for the Great Britain team at today's UCI Junior Men's Cyclocross World Champs in Bieles, Luxembourg with Daniel Tulett and Ben Turner claiming second and third places. Pidcock was one of the favourites going into the race having won two out of three World Cup rounds he participated in and suffering...

For the Love of ‘Cross – A Film about Cyclocross (VIDEO)

In advance of the upcoming UCI Cyclocross World Championships which take place in Luxembourg at the end of the month, Specialized have been exploring why the discipline is loved so much and the result is this short film - 'For the Love of Cross'. The film features British champion Nikki Brammeier, Danish rider and former Junior MTB World Champion Simon...

Sven Nys’ son wins first Belgian Cyclocross title

Sven Nys may have retired at the end of the 2015-2016 season, but it looks like the Nys name may still appear in results sheets over the forthcoming years as his son Thibau has won an underage national title at the Belgian Championships. Thibau won the race for Eerstejaars Nieuwilingens (First Year Newcomers) in Ostend today and his father described...

When Bradley Wiggins tried out cyclo-cross (VIDEO)

Bradley Wiggins, who announced his retirement yesterday, may have taken numerous race victories on the track and road during his career but one discipline which he didn't master was cyclo-cross. Based on the video below, he may have made the right decision to concentrate on the track and road. The video was posted on Twitter by François Lamiraud, a former...

Marianne Vos’ successful comeback continues with victory in Heusden-Zolder (VIDEO)

After taking the win in her second race in Diegem last week since making her cyclo-cross comeback, Marianne Vos showed again that she's in flying form by winning her first World Cup round at Heusden-Zolder yesterday. It was her first World Cup win in nearly two years in what was just the third race of the season for the...

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