Festive Season International CycloCross
Festive Season International CycloCross 2013/14
The Christmas and the New Year Festive season is a great excuse to hold large numbers of top class cyclocross races. UCI World Cup Boxing Day cross is followed by night time Superprestige action and bpost Bank Trofee rounds.
The bpost Bank Trofee – Grand Prix Sven Nys to be held on January 1 2014 has the extra interest of being the first race where riders debute for new teams or on a new brand of bike. Watch out for Lars Van Der Haar in Argos Shimano kit, but still riding a Giant and almost unbelievably Sven Nys on a Trek!
Note (2/1/2014) : One more event to go on January 2 in the Netherlands – see the bottom of the page.
Zolder World Cup by Balant Hamvas – buy his 2012/13 Cross Annual
Check out the rest of the site for reports and videos of races run. Have a great Christmas and New Year.
UCI World Cup CycloCross 5 – Zolder – December 26
The fifth round of the UCI World Cup cyclo cross is the manic and super popular boxing day cross held at the Zolder motor racing circuit.
The simple scenario to this event is that the fans after a Christmas Day spent with family taking the intake of food and drink to excess, go crazy!
A few days before Christmas Francis Mourey and Katie Compton won the UCI World Cup at Namur. They will be joined by Zdenek Stybar making a rare appearance now that he’s a ‘roadie’- UCI World Cup Namur Report
There is also live streaming via Cycling.TV subscription service with the wonderful Marty McDonald.
1 NYS Sven (BEL) LANDBOUWKREDIET – EUPHONY 1:05:15
2 ALBERT Niels (BEL) BKCP – POWERPLUS +00:16
3 STYBAR Zdenek (CZE) OMEGA PHARMA-QUICKSTEP +00:33
1 VOS Marianne (NED) RABOBANK WOMEN CYCLING TEAM 0:39:36
2 COMPTON Katherine (USA) TREK CYCLOCROSS COLLECTIVE +01:10
3 CANT Sanne (BEL) VELDRITACADEMIE ENERTHERM – BKCP +01:15
6 HARRIS Nikki (GBR) YOUNG TELENET – FIDEA CYCLING TEAM +02:17
7 WYMAN Helen (GBR) KONA +02:32
13 DAY Gabriella (GBR) RAPHA – FOCUS +02:55
21 LAST Annie (GBR) MILKA BRENTJENS MTB RACING TEAM +04:33
See UCI World Cup Namur race report for action from previous rounds.
Internationales Radquer Dagmersellen, C2 – December 26
Swiss boxing day cross held at Dagmersellen.
1 MOUREY Francis (FRA) 01:02:58
2 FLÜCKIGER Lukas (SUI) TREK World Racing Team / VC Bützberg + 00:00:25
3 FONTANA Marco Aurelio (ITA) + 00:00:34
1 LEUMANN Katrin (SUI) ghost factory racing / VC Riehen 00:42:05
2 PERRY Laura (FRA) + 00:02:17
3 EHRLER Désirée (SUI) Bigla Cycling Team / RMV Cham Hagendorn + 00:03:19
Internationales Radquer Website http://www.radquerdagmersellen.ch/
Grand-Prix GEBA 2013, C2 – December 26
Luxembourg cross held at Differdange.
1 Christian HELMIG (LUX) 1:00:05
2 Patrick GAUDY (BEL) 1:00:39
3 Davy COMMEYNE (BEL) 1:00:59
bpost Bank Trofee 5 – Azencross, C1 – December 27
Round five of the bpost bank Trofee is the Azencross or Cross des as Loenhout / Wuustwezel held in Belgium.
Azen bpost Bank Trofee by Balant Hamvas – buy his 2012/13 Cross Annual
Kevin Pauwels and Sanne Cant won last time out just before Christmas – bpost Bank Trofee 4 Essen report
Maybe, check with links at foot of page and fingers crossed.
Niels Albert, Klaas Vantornout and Zdenek Stybar moved away from the rest and gained a good lead. Vantornout was to fall back into the clutches of the chasing Kevin Pauwels.
With two lap to go Stybar attacked and soon had a a useful advantage, but with the bell ringing Albert mounted a comeback and the race was settled on the final lap.
Sven Nys had a nightmare race having fallen a number of times into the mud, he went into the crowd to have words with a spectator who had thrown a cup at him.
1 Niels Albert (Bel) 57:36
2 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) +0:16
3 Kevin Pauwels (Bel) +0:56
Nikki Harris contested a sprint for the win with Sanne Cant.
1 Sanne Cant (Bel)
2 Nikki Harris (GBr)
3 Katerina Nash (Cze)
bpost Bank Trofee 4 Essen report (see this report for reports from all the races so far)
Versluys cyclocross Bredene, C2 – December 28
A popular stand alone Belgian race.
Maybe, check with links at foot of page.
A two up sprint saw Sven Nys back on winning terms. Zdenek Stybar was third having been with the leaders heading toward the flag.
1 Sven Nys Landbouwkrediet 58:51
2 Niels Albert BKCP PowerPlus +0:00
3 Zdenek Stybar Omega Pharma Quickstep +0:02
Superprestige Diegem 6 , C1 – December 29
The sixth round of the Superprestige series held under the floodlights of Diegem, Belgium.
Under the floodlights at Diegem by Balant Hamvas – buy his 2012/13 Cross Annual
Livestreaming Elite Men at 17.30 CET/Women 13.00 CET
Niels Albert made it four straight wins at Diegem with a virtuoso performance. Behind him second spot was up for grabs with one lap to go.
1. Niels Albert 1:00:00
2. Kevin Pauwels 1:00:30
3. Zdenek Stybar 1:00:35
1. Katerina Nash 34:29
2. Sanne Cant 0:07
3. Lucie Chainel 0:23
Challenge National 3ème Epreuve, C2 – December 29
Round three of the French National Series held at Flamanville.
Maybe, check with links at foot of page
Grand Prix Hotel Threeland, C2 – January 1 2014
Luxembourg cross held at Pétange.
1 Nicolas Bazin (Fra) 1:03:48
2 Sascha Weber (GER) 0:00:20
3 Petr Dlask (Cze) 0:00:40
1 Marianne Vos (Ned) 0:43:07
2 Jasmin Achermann (SUI) 0:04:40
3 Julie Krasniak (Fra) 0:06:31
bpost Bank Trofee 6 – G.P. Sven Nys, C1 – January 1 2014
Round six of the bpost Bank Trofee is held in the home town of World Champion Sven Nys at Baal/Tremelo, Belguim.
Zdenek Stybar is set to start and watch out for riders in new team colours and on new bikes. Will Nys himself be forsaking his Colnago for a Trek?
Maybe, check with links at foot of page.
1 Kevin Pauwels Sunweb Napoleon 1:01:00
2 Zdenek Stybar Omega Pharma Quick Step +1:09
3 Niels Albert BKCP Powerplus +1:20
1 Katerina Nash (Cze) Luna Pro Team 0:42:27
2 Nikki Harris (GBr) Young Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team 0:00:35
3 Sanne Cant (Bel) Veldritacademie Enertherm – BKCP 0:01:18
Centrumcross van Surhuisterveen, C2 – January 2 2014
Dutch cyclocross that as you would expect attracts many top Dutch competitors.
Four riders jumped away and at race end Rob Peeters attacked gaining an advantage to win.
Lars Boom was delayed at the start and spent the entire race chasing hard to get back from last spot.
1 Rob PEETERS (BEL) 1:01:34
2 Thijs VAN AMERONGEN (NED) 1:01:43
3 Philipp WALSLEBEN (GER) 1:01:53
Marianne Voss and Helen Wyman dominated the event with the former able to win with time in hand.
1 Marianne VOS (NED) 38:00
2 Helen WYMAN (GBR) 39:53
3 Anna VAN DER BREGGEN (NED) 41:32
Livestreaming sites (no guarantees)
http://www.youtube.com/user/ucichannel (World Cup only)
http://www.vier.be/streaming/veldrijden.html (Superprestige, Soudal Classic’s & others)