On Sunday, the two retired cyclocross legends of Sven Nys and Sven Vanthourenhout lined up in South Africa to kick off their Cape Epic campaign, which they’ve been preparing for with some time together on the road. (CX Magazine)
Sven Nys is bucking the trend of many retired athletes, and has continued pinning on the numbers. In fact, the cyclocross legend has been on a mission to check off a few items on his bucket list. (CX Magazine)
The Bike Pure anti-doping organisation has spoken out over what it says has been a complete lack of recent testing at cyclocross events. (Cycling Tips)
Watch the high jump, relays, and elite races from the 2017 Cyclocross Masters, a crowd-pleasing event to close out the CX season.
Rounding out the Soudal Classics Series, and the UCI Cyclocross season, Mathieu van der Poel eked out another win on Leuven’s technical course. (CX Magazine)
This year, the crowd-pleasing format of mountain bike cross-country Eliminator (XCE) will return to the UCI World Cup circuit, and will visit eight cities in seven countries on three continents. (CX Magazine)
The men were hot to trot at the final race of the Hansgrohe Superprestige series in Middelkerke, Belgium. With Mathieu van der Poel (Beobank-Corendon) atop the general classification, followed by Wout van Aert (Veranda’s Willems – Crelan) and Laurens Sweeck (ERA Real Estate – Circus), it was expected to be business as usual — a
By the books, it was a déjà vu kind of race day for the Elite Women, as Sanne Cant (IKO Enertherm-Beobank) narrowly clinched the win ahead of Sophie de Boer (Kalas-NNOF), Elle Anderson (Elle Anderson Racing) achieved an impressive eighth, and Ellen van Loy (Telenet Fidea Lions) started strong, only to fall back to clinch
A video clip from Karawarencross in Lille, Belgiun has raised mechanical doping suspicions against World Cyclo-cross Champ Wout Van Aert.
The Elite Men’s race at Krawatencross in Lille, Belgium, gave spectators a series of thrills, as conditions continued to deteriorate (or improve, depending on who you ask). (CX Magazine)
Wout Van Aert (Belgium) successfully defended his rainbow jersey Sunday in Biele at the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, riding away from rival Mathieu van der Poel when the Dutchman punctured midway through the race and extending his lead from there. (CyclingNews.com)
Van Aert denies using cortisone for knee injury, says he won’t post data on Twitter. (CyclingNews.com)
Cyclocross Magazine’s on-the-ground team at the 2017 Cyclocross World Championships chased after some top Belgians to get their impressions and predictions of the racing. (CX Magazine)
Sanne Cant (Belgium) beat seven-time world champion Marianne Vos (Netherlands) in a last-lap thriller at the Bieles 2017 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships. Katerina Nash (Czech Republic) fought back from behind and captured the bronze medal. For 26-year-old Cant, it’s the first-ever world title after falling just short in the last two years. (CyclingNews.com)
On Friday, nearly every racer was out on the 2017 Cyclocross World Championships course. (CX Magazine)
The world’s best cyclocross racers tangle with a tough, slippery course in Bieles, Luxembourg, as they prepare for UCI world championships. (Velo News)
In what might be the worst kept secret in cyclocross, the UCI confirmed today the Trek CXC Cup will join Jingle Cross as an American UCI Cyclocross World Cup next season. (CX Magazine)
If you haven’t see Balint Hamvas’ cyclocross photo annuals, you’re really missing out, but now’s your chance to do something about that. You can pre-order your 2016/2017 book now. (CX Magazine)
A steep bank covered in snow and ice has been removed from the course of the Cyclocross World Championships after crashes in the first training session. (Cycling Weekly)
The event is taking place in Bieles, Luxembourg, but with northern Europe having been hit by wintry weather over the last week, the course is currently covered in snow and ice. (Cycling Weekly)
Lars van der Haar caps a double over the weekend with win in final round of the Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup series in Hoogerheide. (Velo News)
Sunday’s Telenet UCI World Cup race in Hoogerheide, Netherlands was the final tune-up before next Saturday’s World Championship in Bieles, Luxembourg. (CX Magazine)
Knee injury keeps World Champion out of World Cup finale. (CyclingNews.com)
World Champion Wout Van Aert could miss the final round of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup in Hoogerheide, Belgium, citing knee pain after this weekend’s round in Italy.
Van Aert has already wrapped up the World Cup overall victory, leading by an unassailable 111-point lead over compatriot Kevil Pauwels. (CyclingNews.com)
This season, we’ve been exploring the essence of what makes us love the discipline of ‘cross. Leading up to CX World’s, pro riders Nikki Brammeier, Christine Majerus, and Simon Andreassen, share their thoughts on the what makes ‘cross just as much a religion as a sport. (Specialized Bikes)
Usually the pros make it look easy*, but that wasn’t the case at the Italian round of the UCI World Cup this weekend (*ish). (Road.cc)
Scans reveal Belgian has fractures in his collarbone and shoulder blade. (CyclingNews.com)
Toon Aerts crashed during the UCI Cyclocross World Cup in Italy, possibly fracturing his collarbone. Unwilling to wait in the long line at the Italian hospital, Aerts and his team made the decision to fly home to Belgium before getting a diagnostic x-ray.
Nash and De Boer round out the podium. (Cycling News.com)
Video: Toon Aerts crashes out
Stephen Hyde (Cannondale-CyclocrossWorld) stuck with the form book, Sunday past in Hartford Connecticut grabbing the US Elite Cyclocross Championship. (Pez Cycling)
Watch as the support crews swap tires, de-ice pedals and keep their athletes rolling through at top speed. (Bike Rumor)
On the sand of the “Queen of the beaches,” on the edge of the North Sea, the 22-year-old Van Aert led the race from start to finish, after a solo escape from the start of the first lap. (Velo News)
21-year-old defends national title only 10 days after heavy crash. (CyclingNews.com)
The Rapha/Focus team bikes get their signature look by Victory Circle Graphics. According to SRAM, Jeremy’s one of the very few of their sponsored athletes racing ‘cross with a double chainring and not 1x. (Bike Rumor)
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. (The Bike Comes First)
The USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships are already underway in Hartford, Connecticut with the amateur and age group categories, but the racing culminates on Sunday with the five UCI categories, and you will be able to watch all the racing live on Cyclingnews. (CyclingNews.com)
Dutch rider second to Van Kessel in muddy LottoNl-Jumbo debut. (CyclingNews.com)
With the start of the new year comes Kaitie Antonneau’s sixth year with the Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld team, and perhaps her biggest race of the season: the 2017 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships. (Cycling Tips)
2017 DVV verzekeringen trofee – GP Sven Nys
Elite Men: 1. Toon Aerts (Bel) Telenet Fidea Lions 2. Wout Van Aert (Bel) Crelan-Vastgoedservice 3. Michael Vanthourenhout (Bel) Marlux-Napoleon Games
Elite Women: 1. Marianne Vos (Ned) WM3 Energie 2. Ellen Van Loy (Bel) Telenet Fidea Lions 3. Thalita De Jong (Ned) Lares-Waowdeals
On Sunday, January 1: DVV Trophy CX/GP Sven Nys at Baal, Belgium.
The Elite Women’s race starts at 1:45pm CET (7:45am U.S. Eastern).
The Elite Men’s race starts at 3:00pm CET (9:00am U.S. Eastern). (Cycling Fans)
Dutch cyclo-cross champion Mathieu van der Poel hopes to defend his national title at Sint-Michielsgestel following nasty Azencross crash. (Velo News)
Sweeck second in Belgian race. (Cycling News)
Van Loy battles for second, Verscheuren is third. (Cycling News)
Mathieu van der Poel suffered a serious crash on the penultimate lap at Thursday’s Azencross race in Loenhout, and lay motionless on the course as racers sped by and fans’ hearts stopped. (CX Magazine)
[Velo News] Reigning world champion Wout van Aert claims Azencross Loenhout win over slippery conditions in Antwerp, Belgium.
[CyclingNews.com] Wout Van Aert (Crelan-Vastgoedservice) rode away on the final lap to win the DVV Trophy round in Loenhout.
Van Aert’s rival Mathieu Van der Poel suffered a heavy fall on a slick descent on the penultimate lap and had to be carried from the course on a stretcher.
[Velo News] Reigning seven-time Belgian national cyclo-cross champion Sanne Cant (Enertherm-Beobank) won Azencross Loenhout for the third time in her career and captured her fourth win in a row in the IJsboerke Ladies Trophy on Thursday in Antwerp, Belgium.