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International Cyclocross Preview 16th-17th November 2013


International Cyclocross Preview


Simon Whiten


International Cyclocross Preview for weekend of 16th-17th November 2013

Thanks to John Mullineaux of Cross Crazy for this preview…

Your cross action over November 17/18th weekend comes courtesy of the fearsome Gavere course in Belgium, log jumping at Hasselt and the sound of jingle bells in the USA. Plus there’s Czech and Swiss cross.

Bpost Bank Trofee – GP Hasselt, C1 – November 16th

The infamous log jumps had been ‘stolen’ in the days leading up to the race in 2012/13 and their replacements were not as severe, but even so they did create huge drama when Pauwels and Nys seemed to tangle in mid air leading to the former crashing to the ground – follow this link to see the crash. From there on Nys and Albert moved away, although for a little while it looked like Pauwels might get back on, but he didn’t and in the final laps Nys showed his power to gap Albert.
2012 Action – Last lap and Summary
2013 Livestreaming sites



Hansgrohe Superprestige Gavere, C1 – November 17th

The fearsome course at Gavere, Belgium plays host to round four of the World’s premier domestic series, the Superprestige. This is the course that saw Niels Albert taken to intensive care a few years back when he crashed on one of the steepest, roughest and best avoid the trees, descents in cyclo cross. When we visited the place we assumed that the youth riders would have a short cut but they didn’t.
2012 Action
Men’s Summary
Women’s Summary
Livestreaming sites

Gaverecross 201213Picture from Gavere in 2012/13 of Sven Nys and Klaas Vantornout by Balint Hamvas – courtesy of – Buy his book here Cyclocross 2012/2013.

The Jingle Cross Rock – Rock 1/2, C2 – November 15/16/17th

With tongue in cheek the good people of Iowa USA hold their annual mix of fun and serious racing. Held over three days of which some is held in the dark.
2012/13 Action





Jingle Cross Rock: UCI C1, Sunday Nov. 27, 2011 from Keith Walberg on Vimeo.

Jingle Cross ’11 Friday night cyclocross from Keith Walberg on Vimeo.


TOI TOI Cup, C2 – November 16th

The latest round of the Czech National Series held at Holé Vrchy.
2012/13 Action



Shinshu Cyclocross 1, C2 – November 16th

Round one of the Shinsu Cross Series held at Nobeyama Kogen, Japan.
2012/13 Action




Challenge National 2ème Epreuve, C2 – November 17th

The second round of the French National Series held at Quelneuc.

2012/13 Action



Flückiger Cross, C2 – November 17th

Swiss cross held at Madiswil – we can hear the cowbells being polished as we type.
2012/13 Action
Video – Long intro and then the action

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