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2013 Nationals Predictions – US & Belgium

Often considered the pre-World Championships, especially after last year when Belgium swept to top seven spots at World’s, the Belgian National Championships return to Mol. The course is a challenging one and because it is wrapped around a lake, it features plenty of sand. Niels Albert comes in has the heavy favorite, while defending champion … Continue reading

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2012 US Cross Camp Preview – Juniors

Imagine being 16 or 17 year-old cross racer and being invited to race in Belgium over your Christmas vacation. It’s an opportunity almost any cyclist would cherish and for nine juniors, that exactly what they’ll be doing this winter. It is often said that the juniors are the future of the sport. If that’s the … Continue reading

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Sven Nys and the Changing of the Guard

We keep coming back to Adam Myerson’s comment that Sven Nys’s controversial sprint against Kevin Pauwels at Saturday’s World Cup race in Koksijde was “the desperate maneuver of a dying king faced with the reality of his successor.” It seems that every year, there will be a flurry of commentary suggesting that the end of … Continue reading

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Belgian World Cup Squad – Plzen, 10/16

The Belgian Team for this weekend’s Cyclocross World Cup race in Plzen, Czech Republic will contain the following 8 veldrijders: Bart Aernouts Neils Albert Tom Meeusen Sven Nys Kevin Pauwels Sven Vanthourenhout Klaas Vantornout Bart Wellens A glance at the list and we note the exclusion of Dieter Vanthourenhout and Rob Peeters. The final decision … Continue reading

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Cyclocross Weekend Preview 9/30

North America NEPCX – Gran Prix of Gloucester (C1/C2) The cross collective will focus all of their attention towards Gloucester, MA for two days of UCI racing in the heart of New England. As usual, the “New England World Championships” will host one of the strongest fields in the country. The European invasion continues with … Continue reading

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Discuss: Can Gilbert Win Worlds?

  As leader of the 9-rider Belgian National Team, can Philippe Gilbert overcome a sprinter’s parcours to win Sunday’s World Championship Road Race? Discuss.

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