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International Cyclocross Weekend Preview

GVA Trophy – GP Rouwmoer (C1) After a one month break, round four of the GVA Trophy takes place in Essen, Belgium this Saturday. In the past nine years, only three riders have won this race: Sven Nys (5), Bart Wellens (3) and Niels Albert (1). After a pair of victories last weekend, the heavy … Continue reading

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Cyclocross World Cup Round 5 Preview: Namur

Namur, Belgium hosts the fifth round of the Word Cup this Sunday and is part of a series of firsts. This marks the first time Namur will host a World Cup round on its famous course. It’s also the first time a city in the Walloon region of Belgium has hosted a World Cup race. … Continue reading

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International Cyclocross Weekend Preview: Around the World

 Scheldecross (C1) Last year, the action in Antwerpen, Belgium got started early, when a dog dug up a grenade from WWII in the sand that is prominent throughout the course. After a slight delay, Radomir Simunek picked up the victory, his second in Scheldecross. Other previous winners include Sven Nys (2009,2005), Thijs Al (2008) and … Continue reading

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International Cyclocross Power Rankings, Week #12 – K-Pau!

1. Kevin Pauwels (2) - Pauwels not only swaps places with Nys again, but also offers some fighting words: “The less popular Nys gets, the more popular I get,” he said, despite insisting that their rivalry was still respectful.  2. Sven Nys (1) - but for a flat tire we’d likely have seen another Pauwels-Nys duel to … Continue reading

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World Cup Preview: Round 4 – Igorre, Spain

The UCI Cyclocross World Cup heads to Iggore in the Basque region of Spain for round number four. After last weekend’s battle in the sand of Koksijde, all eyes will be on Sven Nys and Kevin Pauwels. This is the eighth time Iggore has hosted a world cup round and Nys has won half of … Continue reading

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International Cyclocross Power Rankings, Week #11

We’re in week 11 of the International racing calendar, and a drama-filled weekend saw Nys and Pauwels take their rivalry up a step, as Stybar’s struggles and Niels Albert’s broken wrist cause a bit of a stir-up of the Power Rankings. 1. Sven Nys (3) – the Cannibal from Baal is back on top, unseating … Continue reading

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