A few months back I spoke to the, then, freshly crowned Dutch womens cyclocross champion Thalita de Jong. Within days of our interview she would go on to win the World Championships at Zolder. The following was featured in the ‘Dig in at the Dock’ programme, so for those of you that missed it, chance […]
A few months ago I posted about the rise of Continental squad Euskadi Basque Country Murias, a Basque team, looking to fill the void created by the collapse of Euskaltel Euskadi a year or so ago. Bright orange has been replaced by lime green, but the remit remains the same: promote young Basque cycling, promote […]
We are now well in to the Pro Road Season, with the Giro d’Italia underway and approaching the end of Week 1 at time of typing. So it’s the perfect moment to reflect on the early part of the World Tour calendar and some of the interesting results January to April have given. 2016 began […]
And so, the final round of the Super Quaich is upon us. 200 or so of the best, bravest (daftest?) cyclocross riders will thunder around the old dock at Bo’ness, all vying to be nummer één, the top dog, the bossest.
Four days later and I am still finding dry bits of mud in the house. The back of my car looks like it’s had its own music festival and the front isn’t much better. BPGP. That was a wee bit muddy. Last Sunday was a day of high wind and heavy rain, which was falling upward […]
Heusden-Zolder lies in an area which used to be known as the Land of Birdsong The Cyclocross worlds are almost upon us. As I type, the Junior race starts in approximately 36 35 hours, and by late Sunday afternoon all the rainbow jerseys will have been dished out. Will Mathieu van der Poel double up and […]
The first iteration of the DoonBank Trofee was held in late 2014, and was one of mud, mud, off-camber, and mud. It holds a place in my mind as Doom Bank, due to how tough the course was. The organizers of the 2016 version had chosen to move the race to a new location in Rozelle […]