Cyclocross

Irish junior CX champion David Conroy training under the watchful eye of Sven Nys

Irish junior cyclocross champion David Conroy (Scott-Eurocycles) is amongst the riders who have been taking part in a training camp at the UCI World Cycling Centre this week. The camp runs from June 14 to 19 at the centre in Aigle, Switzerland and the riders are being coached by the Belgian stars Sven Nys and Sven Vanthourenhout. The camp is headed...

The UCI announces six year suspension for Femke Van den Driessche

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) today announced that its Disciplinary Commission has rendered its decision in the case of Belgian rider Femke Van den Driessche. The decision was in relation to a concealed electric motor being found in one of the rider’s bikes at the Women's U23 race of the UCI Cyclocross World Championships in January this year. The UCI Disciplinary...

Scott Eurocycles expand programme to develop the best Junior and U23 riders

The team was formed in 2014 with two riders David Conroy and Sean Feeney, with the support of Donnybrook Landscape Co and Scott Eurocycles. Both companies have one thing in common and that is owners who are passionate about cycling. Donnybrook Landscape owner Paddy Daly has been racing and riding for 25 years and Scott Eurocycles boss Mr. Mel...

Want to own Sven Nys’ bike? It’s yours for €2,000

Recently-retired Sven Nys is selling one of his cyclo-cross bikes to help raise money for a cancer charity, and rather than auctioning it, he has set the fixed price of €2,000. The fluorescent yellow Trek with a 600 Series OCLV Carbon frame will go to the person who can convince Nys that they are the person who is most deserving...

“It is good to say goodbye to a very beautiful sport.” – End of an era as Sven Nys retires

At the Sluitingsprijs in Oostmalle today, it was the end if an era as Sven Nys rode his last race. The Belgian had a remarkable career and retires from cyclo-cross with an incredible palmares. In addition to winning the World Championships twice (in 2005 and 2013), Nys also won the World Cup overall six times in addition to 50 individual...

TRANSITION: An American Cyclo-Cross Season – Full Film

This documentary follows the riders in the 2004/2005 cross season just as cross is really starting to take off in the US.

“That’s not my bike, there’s been a mistake. I would never cheat” – Femke van den Driessche

Belgian rider Femke van den Driessche has spoken to VTM News in response to the allegations that arose yesterday that a motor had been discovered in her bike at the World Cyclocross Championships. The 19 year-old said that the bike that was had not belonged to her. "That's not my bike," she explained. "There's been a mistake. I would never...

Fans throw beer and spit at Lars van der Haar (VIDEO)

Lars van der Haar (Giant-Alpecin) put in a great ride today at the UCI Elite Men's Cyclocross World Championships, finishing in second place behind Wout van Aert. However, his great performance was somewhat marred by the antics of some of the spectators. On one section of the course as he was leading the race from van Aert, fans could be...

Adam Toupalik celebrates ‘winning’ the U23 CX Worlds a lap early (VIDEO)

In today's Men's U23 Cyclocross World Championships, Adam Toupalik was well clear coming into the finishing straight and celebrated in the closing metres what he thought was the win. Unfortunately for the Czech rider, there was still a lap to go. Instead, it was Belgium's Eli Iserbyt who went on to win. Toupalik did manage to hang on for silver...

Heroics in the Pitlane – Inside the pits at the World CX Champs (VIDEO)

SHIMANORaceTV have produced this video showing what happens in the pit area during a cyclo-cross race. The video is from yesterday's Elite Women's race at the UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium. On a rainy day like yesterday, the pit crews would have been under more pressure than usual to ensure that bikes were clean and ready for their...

David Montgomery speaks in advance of World Cyclocross Champs

This year’s World Cyclocross Championships in Heusden-Zolder will see two Irish cyclists line up over the weekend with David Conroy racing in the Junior Men’s Race on Saturday and David Montgomery starting in the U23 Men’s race on Sunday. Montgomery has spent some of the 2015-2016 cross season racing in Belgium where he has competed in the World Cup rounds...

World Cyclocross Course Preview with Clément Venturini (VIDEO)

This footage captured by Cofidis rider Clément Venturini shows a lap of the course to be used for the World Cyclocross Championships which take place in Heusden-Zolder this weekend. From the footage it appears that much of the lap seems relatively dry at the moment, but rain is expected in Heusden-Zolder over the weekend. However, the course at the motor-racing...

Cycling Ireland announce two-man team for Cyclo-Cross World Champs

Cycling Ireland has announced a two-man team for the UCI 2016 Cyclo-Cross World Championships which take place in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium from the 30th -31st January. David Conroy will compete in the Junior Men’s category, while David Montgomery will be racing in the U23 event. Conroy and Montgomery have been competing at the UCI World Cups across Europe this season....

18 year-old wins Elite Danish Cyclocross Championships (VIDEO)

This film from Andreas Hansen focuses on young Danish rider Simon Andreassen and his battle at the recent Danish National Cyclocross Championships. Simon is the current Junior MTB World Champion and could have opted to take part in the junior race at the Danish nationals. However, he decided to line up in the Elite race which was run off in...

Wout van Aert wins Belgian CX Champs despite crashing into barriers (VIDEO)

Wout Van Aert (Crelan-Vastgoedservice) took his first Elite Belgian cyclo-cross title today living up to his pre-race favourite tag. He won by 24 seconds from Laurens Sweeck (Era Real Estate - Murprotec) with Sven Nys (Crelan-AA Drink) taking third. However, it nearly all went wrong at one stage for Van Aert as he went over his handlebars into the barriers...

“Use your head snotnose” – Sven Nys furious with Gianni Vermeersch (VIDEO)

Yesterday's victory by Dieter Vanthourenhout (Sunweb-Napoleon Games) at Ereprijs Paul Herygers in Bredene was overshadowed by an incident on the last lap whereby Gianni Vermeersch (Sunweb-Napoleon Games) pushed Sven Nys (Crelan - AA Drink) into the barriers. Nys confronted Vermeersch immediately after the race. "Use your head snotnose (brat)," the 39 year-old told his younger compatriot. Tim Merlier (Vastgoedservice-Golden Palace Cycling...

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