Cyclocross

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...

Marianne Vos to return to cyclo-cross in two weeks

Marianne Vos (Rabonbank-Liv) looks set to return to cyclo-cross in two weeks time, when she makes her comeback at the Scheldecross in Antwerp. The Dutch rider had put her cyclo-cross career on hold due to injury, but is now aiming to line up at up to ten races over the remainder of the season. According to a statement on her team's...

Sven Nys wins silver at the Singlespeed World Cyclocross Championships (VIDEO)

Former World CX Champion Sven Nys has finished in second place at his first attempt at the Singlespeed World Cyclocross Championships in Portland, Oregon. The 40 year-old who retired at the end of last season tweeted afterwards: "Second place @sscxwcpdx16. It's not about winning. It's about having fun" The race took place yesterday at Kruger's Farm, Sauvie Island and was won...

Riders involved in heated exchange at Flandriencross (VIDEO)

Things got a little heated at Flandriencross in Belgium today after two riders got tangled during the race. Jens Adams (Crelan-VastgoedService) and Vincent Baestaens (Beobank - Corendon) initially clashed when Adams came off his bike and ended up blocking Bastaens. Adams tried to remount a few metres afterwards and fell again, taking Bastaens down with him. Baestaens was then captured on...

World Cyclocross Champion Wout van Aert shows us his sand riding skills

If you've ever tried to ride on sand you will know how difficult it is. The 2016 World champ had some time on his hands because of the cancellation of the 2016 Koksijde Cyclocross World Cup and took the time to hit his local trails for a bit of training. Instead of fighting for my 9th victory, I stick...

Koksijde CX World Cup cancelled due to high winds (VIDEO)

The first round of the Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup was due to take place in Koksidje, Belgium today. However, the organisers made the decision earlier today to cancel the races due to high winds. Storm Angus hit the South coast of the UK before moving into the North Sea and a video from the course posted earlier today showed...

Professional footballers take on the Koksijde Cyclo-Cross course (VIDEO)

The first round of the Telenet UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup takes place in Koksijde, Belgium tomorrow and the course is one of the most recognised on the cyclo-cross circuit. The parcours on the North Sea coast is made particularly tough due to the sand dunes which the riders have to face, and it makes the race a favourite for fans. The...

Cycling Ireland announce team for European Cyclo-cross Championships

The Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission have announced the team that will compete at this year's European Cyclo-cross Championships. The team consists of one Espoir rider - David Conroy (Scott - Eurocycles) and two Junior riders - Craig McCarthy (XMTB McConvey Cycles) and JB Murphy (Murphy Surveys - Kilcullen CC). Conroy will hope to build on the experience he gained...

Cycling Ireland looking to send cyclo-cross team to European Championships

In a show of support for cyclo-cross in Ireland, the Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission have requested expressions of interest from Junior and Espoir (U23) riders to take part in the forthcoming European Championships. In the statement from Cycling Ireland, they have said that: "Riders should have a current 2016 licence with UCI code “IRL”, an up-to-date passport and be available...

Three Peaks 2016 – A short film about a unique cyclocross race

The Three Peaks Cyclocross race is dubbed by the organisers as the "hardest cyclo-cross race in the world". Instead of racing laps, the riders tackle the three peaks of Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-ghent, in North Yorkshire, England. The race which was first organised in 1961 takes place on the last weekend of September has increased in distance over the years....

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