Festive Season International CycloCross

Festive Season International CycloCross

 

Festive Season International CycloCross 2013/14

 

John Mx

 

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.

 

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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

 

Livestreaming

 

 

There is also live streaming via Cycling.TV subscription service with the wonderful Marty McDonald.

 

2012/13 Action

 

Elite Men

 

UCI World Cup – Zolder Summary
UCI World Cup – Zolder Last Lap

 

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

 

Elite Women

 

UCI World Cup – Zolder Summary

 

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
Plus
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.

 

UCI World Cup CycloCross 5 – Zolder Website

 

Internationales Radquer Dagmersellen, C2 – December 26
Swiss boxing day cross held at Dagmersellen.

 

2012/13 Action

 

 

Elite Men
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

 

Elite Women
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.

 

2012/13 Action

 

Elite Men
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.

 

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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

 

Livestreaming
Maybe, check with links at foot of page and fingers crossed.

 

2012/13 Action

 

Elite Men
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.

 

bpost bank trofee – Azencross Last Lap
bpost bank trofee – AzencrossSven gets cross 
bpost bank trofee – AzencrossSummary 1
bpost bank trofee – AzencrossSummary 2

 

1 Niels Albert (Bel) 57:36
2 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) +0:16
3 Kevin Pauwels (Bel) +0:56

 

bpost bank trofee – Azencross TV: Women, Juniors and U23s

 

Elite Women
Nikki Harris contested a sprint for the win with Sanne Cant.

 

1 Sanne Cant (Bel)
2 Nikki Harris (GBr)
3 Katerina Nash (Cze)

 

2013/14 Action

 

bpost Bank Trofee 4 Essen report (see this report for reports from all the races so far)

 

bpost Bank Trofee – Azencross Website

 

Versluys cyclocross Bredene, C2 – December 28
A popular stand alone Belgian race.

 

Livestreaming
Maybe, check with links at foot of page.

 

2012/13 Action

 

Elite Men
A two up sprint saw Sven Nys back on winning terms. Zdenek Stybar was third having been with the leaders heading toward the flag.

 

Versluys cyclocross Bredene TV Summary

 

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.

 

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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
Vier.be

 

2012/13 Action

 

 

Elite Men
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

 

Elite Women
1. Katerina Nash 34:29
2. Sanne Cant 0:07
3. Lucie Chainel 0:23

 

2013/14 Action
Superprestige Round 1 Ruddervorde – Men  – Women
Superprestige Round 2 Zonhoven – Men 
Superprestige Round 3 Hamme-Zoeg 
Superprestige Round 4 Gaverre
Superprestige Round 5 Gieten

 

Cross reports also at: RTV Drenthe

 

 

Superprestige Diegem Website

 

Challenge National 3ème Epreuve, C2 – December 29
Round three of the French National Series held at Flamanville.

 

Livestreaming
Maybe, check with links at foot of page

 

2012/13 Action

 

 

 

Grand Prix Hotel Threeland, C2 – January 1 2014
Luxembourg cross held at Pétange.

 

2012/13 Action

 

 

Elite Men
1 Nicolas Bazin (Fra) 1:03:48
2 Sascha Weber (GER) 0:00:20
3 Petr Dlask (Cze) 0:00:40

 

Elite Women
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?

 

Livestreaming
Maybe, check with links at foot of page.

 

2012/13 Action

 

Elite Men

 

bpost Bank Trofee – G.P. Sven Nys TV Summary

 

1 Kevin Pauwels Sunweb Napoleon 1:01:00
2 Zdenek Stybar Omega Pharma Quick Step +1:09
3 Niels Albert BKCP Powerplus +1:20

 

Elite Women
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

 

bpost bank trofee – G.P. Sven Nys Website

 

Centrumcross van Surhuisterveen, C2 – January 2 2014
Dutch cyclocross that as you would expect attracts many top Dutch competitors.

 

Livestreaming
http://www.gptv.nl/livestream/

 

 

2012/13 Action

 

 

 

 

Elite Men
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

 

Elite Women
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

 

Belgian CycloCross Experience

 

Pro CycloCross Equipment

 

Livestreaming sites (no guarantees)
http://www.youtube.com/user/ucichannel (World Cup only)
http://www.cyclingfans.com/
http://www.steephill.tv/
http://sports-livezz.com/
http://videosdecyclisme.fr/
http://www.procyclinglive.com/livestream/
http://www.vier.be/streaming/veldrijden.html (Superprestige, Soudal Classic’s & others)

John

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