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Preview: UCI Cyclocross World Cup Round 1 – Waterloo

This Sunday the UCI CX World Cup kicks off in Waterloo, Wisconsin USA.

Last year Mathieu Van Der Poel came out on top in the Elite Men’s race whilst Sanne Cant took the win in the Women’s event. Van der Poel doesn’t make the trip to the US this season so Wout van Aert will start as favourite, although his shock recent exit from the Crelan Charles team, read more here, won’t have been ideal preparation for the season opening World Cup

Who’s in form? See Results from last weekends season opener at the BricoCross Geraardsbergen  here

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Sunday 23rd September

13:30 (Local Time) Elite Men – 19:30 UK, 20:30 Europe

15:15 (Local Time) Elite Women – 21:15 UK, 22:15 Europe

Course

course map

Livestream

Link 1 UCI Channel – Geo Blocking Applies –

Link 2 Trek Bikes – US Only – click here

Other links coming as we get them

Start Lists

Men:

Bib Name Country UCI Rank
1 VAN AERT Wout BEL 2
2 AERTS Toon BEL 3
3 SWEECK Laurens BEL 4
4 VANTHOURENHOUT Michael BEL 5
5 MERLIER Tim BEL 8
6 SOETE Daan BEL 9
7 HERMANS Quinten BEL 10
8 *ISERBYT Eli BEL 14
9 PAUWELS Kevin BEL 15
10 ADAMS Jens BEL 23
11 MEEUSEN Tom BEL 24
12 AERTS Thijs BEL 27
13 SWEECK Diether BEL 34
14 AERNOUTS Jim BEL 36
15 CLEPPE Nicolas BEL 42
16 VAN DER HAAR Lars NED 6
17 VAN KESSEL Corne NED 7
18 GODRIE Stan NED 48
19 WOUTERS Sieben NED 53
20 CHAINEL Steve FRA 16
21 CANAL Fabien FRA 28
22 BOULO Matthieu FRA 30
23 FALENTA Alois FRA 86
24 BOROS Michael CZE 17
25 HYDE Stephen USA 13
26 ORTENBLAD Tobin USA 19
27 WERNER Kerry USA 22
28 POWERS Jeremy USA 44
29 WHITE Curtis USA 49
30 KISSEBERTH Jack USA 50
31 *PETROV Spencer USA 55
32 CLARK Anthony USA 61
33 DRISCOLL James USA 62
34 *HAIDET Lance USA 76
35 LINDINE Justin USA 77
36 KAISER Cody USA 82
37 THOMPSON Eric USA 87
38 *BRUNNER Eric USA 94
39 KRUGHOFF Allen USA 103
40 ELLWOOD Grant USA 121
41 DILLMAN Andrew USA 153
42 SELANDER Bjorn USA 160
43 VAN DEN HAM Michael CAN 41
44 O’DONNELL Trevor CAN 147
45 RICHEY Craig CAN 155
46 *SANDERSON Brody CAN 166
47 *HOLMGREN Gunnar CAN 216
48 NILES Isaac CAN 392
49 FIELD Ian GBR 47
50 MILLBURN Garry AUS 60

Women:

Bib Name Country UCI Rank
1 CANT Sanne BEL 1
2 VAN LOY Ellen BEL 8
3 SELS Loes BEL 9
4 FRANCK Alicia BEL 103
5 *BELLAERT Axelle BEL 164
6 COMPTON Katherine USA 2
7 KEOUGH Kaitlin USA 3
8 NOBLE Ellen USA 18
9 ANDERSON Elle USA 19
10 MCFADDEN Courtenay USA 27
11 FAHRINGER Rebecca USA 30
12 ANTHONY Crystal USA 35
13 GILBERT Sunny USA 46
14 RUNNELS Samantha USA 54
15 KEMMERER Arley USA 55
16 NAUMAN Amanda USA 58
17 MAXIMENKO Cassandra USA 60
18 *HONSINGER Clara USA 61
19 MALIK Jennifer USA 81
20 WILLIAMS Lily USA 86
21 *SWARTZ Emma USA 87
22 GROSS Rebecca USA 100
23 KAPTHEIJNS Maud NED 6
24 DE BOER Sophie NED 20
25 *NAGENGAST Fleur NED 32
26 *VAN DER HEIJDEN Inge NED 44
27 VOS Marianne NED 47
28 *BAKKER Manon NED 49
29 HOEKE Geerte NED 71
30 MANI Caroline FRA 12
31 WYMAN Helen GBR 5
32 *RICHARDS Evie GBR 25
33 ROCHETTE Maghalie CAN 29
34 *WEST Ruby CAN 38
35 KELLY Siobhan CAN 131
36 *GILLIGAN Dana CAN 144
37 LECHNER Eva ITA 4
38 NASH Katerina CZE 10
39 REDMOND Natalie AUS 82
40 MORRIS Fiona AUS 297
41 HURST Kim NZL 160
42 GOMEZ VILLAFANE Sofia ARG 72
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Breaking: Wout Van Aert leaves Sniper Cycling Unilaterally Terminating Contract

News broke overnight that Wout Van Aert has left his current team Sniper Cycling.

Branded as Crelan Charles for Cyclocross an official team statement reads Van Aert has decided to Unilaterally Terminate his Contract.

It was previously reported Van Aert was unhappy with the team management and Van Aert has already signed for Lotto NL Jumbo as of 2020.

We expect Van Aert to continue racing Cyclocross this winter most probably as a ‘private rider’ with individual sponsors, or for his new road team – this may or may not be Lotto NL Jumbo for 2019

A full statement from the team can be read below:

Wout van Aert has unilaterally terminated his contract with Sniper Cycling on Monday evening September 17 2018. This decision came despite the fact that the team management tried to unblock the situation last week, e.g. by offering him an improved contract for 2019.

Van Aert did not accept this proposal and has opted to terminate his contract unilaterally with immediate effect. The team management regrets that decision.

This matter is now in the hands of our counselors. No further comment will be made in the meantime.

However, as pointed out repeatedly, we wish to clarify that we will be a ProContinental cycling team in 2019 regardless.

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Results and Highlights: Brico Cross Geraardsbergen 2018

The Muur Van Geraardsbergen played host to the opening European CX Race of the season today in sunny, fast conditions.

Highlights:

Elite Men – Coming soon

Elite Women – Coming soon

Junior and U23 – Click Here – via Cycling Games YouTube

Results and Report:

All images © Yefrifotos – a full gallery can be found here

Elite Men

Tim Merlier
Tim Merlier led the field off the start
Wout van Aert
But it was World Champion Wout van Aert who took the lead building a gap of over 30 seconds
Wout van Aert Broken Rear Mech
Until disaster struck when a crash caused his rear mech hanger to break!
Van der Haar and Van Aert
And was passed by Lars van der Haar
Lars Van der Haar wins Brico Cross Geraardsbergen 2018
And it was Lars van der Haar who held on to take the win from Van Aert

Elite Men Result

Elite Women

Eva Lechner wins Brico Cross Geraardsbergen 2018
Eva Lechner led from start to finish to take the Elite Womens race victory

Elite Women Result

U23 Men

Maik van der Heijden wins Brico Cross Geraardsbergen 2018
Dutchman Maik van der Heijden took the win in the U23 race

U23 Result

Junior

Pim Ronhaar wins Brico Cross Geraardsbergen 2018
Pim Ronhaar took an expected win in the Junior Category

Junior Result

U17

U17 Result

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Preview: Brico-Cross Geraardsbergen Sunday 16th September 2018

This weekend the European UCI CX season kicks off with the Brico-Cross Series returning to Geraardsbergen and the famous Kappelmuur climb.

In 2016 Wout van Aert came out on top and with Van der Poel not starting due to having a rest period Van Aert will be tipped as favourite in the Elite race

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9:45 Nieuwelingen

10:45 Junior

11:45 U23

13:45 Elite Women

15:00 Elite Men

(All times local CET)

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Livestream

From 13:35 CET – 12:35 UK

Link 1 VTM Nieuws – https://nieuws.vtm.be/sport/brico-cross-geraardsbergen?

Link 2: VTM – https://vtm.be/live – notes: You must create an account on the website – it’s free to sign up you just need to enter a Belgian address. On mobile download the VTM app as prompted to watch

Link 3 CYFO Live – http://www.cyfo-live.com/cyfo1.html

Other links coming as we get them

Start Lists

Elite:

1. Wout van Aert
2.
3 Toon Aerts
4 Laurens Sweeck
5. Michael Vanthourenhout
6. Lars van der Haar
7. Corné van Kessel
8. Tim Merlier
9. Daan Soete
10. Quinten Hermans
13. Eli Iserbyt
14. Kevin Pauwels
15. Michael Boros
16. Jens Adams
17. Tom Meeusen
18. Gianni Vermeersch
20. Diether Sweeck
21. Jim Aernouts
22. Wietse Bosmans
23. Nicolas Cleppe
25. Stan Godrie (Ned)
26. Braam Merlier
28. Yannick Peeters
29. Arne Vrachten
30. Kenneth Van Compernolle
34. Robin Alderweireld
35. Edwin De Wit
36. Jelle De Bock
37. Yoni De Bock
39. Alexander Forrester (GBr)
40. Adam Toupalik (Tsj)
41. Luc Turchi (Lux)

Women

1. Sanne Cant
2. Eva Lechner (Ita)
3. Helen Wyman (Gbr)
4. Maud Kaptheijns (Ned)
5. Nikki Brammeier (GBr)
6. Ellen Van Loy
7. Loes Sels
8. Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ital)
9. Annemarie Worst (Ned)
10. Sophie de Boer (Ned)
11. Ceylin Alvarado del Carmen (Ned)
12. Laura Verdonschot
13. Joyce Vanderbeken
14. Kim Van De Steene
15. Alicia Franck
16. Inge Van der Heijden
17. Lizy Witlox
18. Esther van der Burg
19. Kim Van de Putte
22. Karen Verhestraeten
23. Lindsy van Anrooij
24. Marthe Truyen
25. Shirin van Anrooij
26. Jana Dobbelaere
27. Nele De Vos
28. Jennifer Forrester (GBr)
29. Michelle Geoghegan (Ier)
30. Lotte Jacobs (Ned)
32. Marion Norbert Riberolle (Fra)
33. Jinse Peeters
34. Danielle Quint (Ned)
35. Tine Rombouts
36. Aniek van Alphen (Ned)
37. Bianca Van den Hoek (Ned)

U23

1. De Vet Sander
2. De Smet Thibaut
3. Tomas Kopecky (Tsj)
4. Xander Geysels
5. Balazs Vas (Hon)
6. Dolf Pemen (Ned)
7. Yentl Bekaert
8. Sander Lemmens
9. Lander Loockx
10. Seppe Rombouts
11. Tijl Pauwels
12. Carlos Schreuder (Ned)
13. Arne Vrachten
14. Nick Peers
15. Toon Vandebosch
16. Jarno Bellens
17. Victor Vandebosch
18. Jarno Liessens
19. Arno Debeir
20. Jens Dekker (Ned)
21. Mees Hendrikx (Ned)
22. Kyle Agterberg (Ned)
23. Timo Kielich
24. Joe Williams (GBr)
25. Maxim Dewulf
26. Len Dejonghe
27. Matthijs Wuyts
28. Nils Van De Putte
29. Ward Deschepper
30. Jelle Camps
31. Julian Siemons
32. Andreas Goeman
33. Wesley Floren
34. Maik Van der Heijden (Ned)
35. Bart Artz (Ned)
36. Pieter-Jan Vliegen
37. Niels Vandeputte
38. Marco Ehlert (Ned)
39. Stefano Museeuw
40 Ryan Kamp (Ned)
41. Niels Derveaux
42. Roel Van der Stegen (Ned)

Junior U19

Nieuwelingen U17
1. Koster Björn (Ned)
2. Renzo Geurs
3. Kennay de Moyer
4. Jelle Harteel
5. Pieter Pauwels
6. Thibau Dhooge
7. Milan De Nys
8. Iben Rommelaere
9. Jorit Deprez
10. Victor De Muynck
11. Aaron Dockx
12. Lorenzo Masciarelli (Ita)
13. Lou Coopman
14. Joes Oosterlinck
15. Warre Van Den Meerssche
16. Tibor Del Grosso (Ned)
17. Lukas Vanderlinden
18. Arno Dierickx
19. Senne Willems
20. Damon Bellon
21. Mauro Delme
22. Rune De Baere
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Watch: Relive all the action from the 2018 Cyclocross World Championship in Valkenburg, Limburg

Find all the videos from this weekends UCI CX Worlds in Limburg:

Highlights:

Junior Men

U23 Women

U23 Men

Elite Women

Elite Men

Full Replay:

Junior Men

U23 Women

U23 Men

Elite Women

Elite Men

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CX Worlds: Dutch Cycling announce Team for home event

Mathieu Van der Poel and Marianne Vos lead the Dutch Team in a bid to bring home multiple World Titles on home soil this weekend in Valkenburg! Here’s the team in full:

Elite Men

Mathieu van der Poel
Lars van der Haar
Corné van Kessel
David van der Poel
Stan Godrie

Elite Women

Maud Kaptheijns
Lucinda Brand
Annemarie Worst
Thalita de Jong
Marianne Vos

U23

Joris Nieuwenhuis
Jens Dekker
Sieben Wouters
Maik van der Heijden
Kelvin Bakx
Thymen Arensman

U23 Women

Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado
Inge van der Heijden
Fleur Nagengast
Manon Bakker
Yara Kastelijn

Junior Men

Ryan Kamp
Pim Ronhaar
Luke Verburg
Bart Artz
Mees Hendrikx

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Great Britain announce Team for 2018 Cyclocross World Championship

Here’s the 13 riders which will represent Great Britain this weekend in Limburg, for the 2018 CX World Champs

Elite men

Ian Field

Elite women

Nikki Brammeier
Bethany Crumpton
Helen Wyman

Under-23 men

Tom Pidcock
Dan Tulett
Ben Turner

Under-23 women

Harriet Harnden
Anna Kay
Evie Richards

Junior men

Sean Flynn
Ben Tulett
Jenson Young

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News: Belgium announce team for Cyclocross World Championships

Following the recent announcement of the US team for Limburg2018 CX World Championships, it was the turn of the Belgians who today announced their 28 rider strong team for the event in Valkenburg next week.

The key talking point is the decision from Belgian coach Sven Vanthourenhout to not select last years Bronze Medalist Kevin Pauwels. Pauwels hasn’t been in the thick of the action in recent weeks and has struggled form wise depsite still currently sitting 6th in the World Rankings – another topic for debate with UCI Rules stating a country must select their highest 3 ranked riders inside the top 50 of the ranking and Pauwels currently being the 3rd highest Belgian, however with Aerts set to move above him this week after finishing third yesterday in Nommay it looks like Pauwels will be missing from the start line next sunday…

Belgian Cycling Team for CX Worlds Limburg 2018Belgian Cycling Team for CX Worlds Limburg 2018

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USA Announce 31 Strong Team for Cyclocross Worlds

USA Cycling were the first to announce their team of riders taking to the start for the 2018 CX World Championships in Valkenburg, here’s the line up in full:

Elite Men

Tristan Cowie (Triple Oaks Racing; Mills River, NC)
Stephen Hyde* (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld; Easthampton, MA)
Cody Kaiser (LangeTwins/Specialized Bicycles/SRAM; El Dorado Hills, CA)
Jack Kisseberth (JAM Fund/NCC; Westhampton, MA)
Tobin Ortinblad* (Santa Cruz/Donkey Label; Santa Cruz, CA)
Jeremy Powers (Aspire Racing; Easthampton, MA)
Kerry Werner* (Kona Endurance Team; Birdsboro, PA)

Elite Women

Elle Anderson (Cycling.be – Alpha Motorhomes; Oakland, CA)
Katie Compton* (KFC Racing p/b Trek/Panache; Colorado Springs, CO)
Rebecca Fahringer (Stan’s No Tubes/Maxxis; Concord, NH)
Kaitin Keough* (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld; Colorado Springs, CO)
Courtenay McFadden (GE Capital/American Classic; Bellingham, WA)
Ellen Noble* (Aspire Racing; Kennebunkport, ME)

Under-23 Men

Eric Brunner (EVOL DevoElite Racing; Boulder, CO)
Maxx Chance (EVOL DevoElite Racing; Boulder, CO)
Grant Ellwood (Boulder Cycle Sport; Boulder, CO)
Gage Hecht* (Alpha Bicycle Co.- Vista Subaru; Parker, CO)
Spencer Petrov (ASPIRE Racing; Mason, OH)
Denzel Stephenson (EVOL DevoElite Racing; Boulder, CO)

Under-23 Women

Hannah Arensman (J.A. King p/b BR’C; Rutherford College, NC)
Katie Clouse (Alpha Bicycle Co.-Groove Subaru; Park City, UT)
Clara Honsinger (Washington State Bicycle Association, Portland, OR)
Laurel Rathbun (Donnelly Cycling; Monument, CO)
Emma Swartz (Trek Cyclocross Collective; Madison, WI)
Emma White* (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld; Delanson, NY)

Junior Men

Scott Funston* (Rad Racing NW; Maple Valley, WA)
Benjamin Gomez Villafane* (Top Club; Scotts Valley, CA)
Lane Maher (Hot Tubes Development Cycling; Harwinton, CT)
Alex Morton* (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld; Saint Clair, MI)
Sam Noel (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld; Shelburne, VT)
Calder Wood* (Rad Racing NW; Anacortes, WA)

Automatic qualifiers are noted with an asterisk (*)

For more information on the event, read our guide to the CX Worlds here

 

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Team News: Gossinki and Bombtrack Announce New Partnership

We’ve got another exciting press release for you today! – We’ve heard news of multiple female racers going it alone in cross’, and as Tarteletto-Isore announce they have gained a new UCI Road Contract, Gossinki (Gosse van der Meer) announces he will be going solo, leaving the team and riding for new setup Bombtrack Bicycle Co p/b Hunt Bike Wheels.

Gossinki - Bombtrack Bicycle Co.  (powered by Hunt Wheels)”
It’s fair to say the new kit looks great on Gossinki!

Here’s what the team management had to say:

With immediate effect Bombtrack Bicycle Co. will enter the UCI cyclocross circuit with the signing of Dutch rider Gosse van der Meer. The German based bicycle brand will sign the young rider as its first entry into the pro cyclocross circuit. Van de Meer has been racing for Tarteletto-Isorex and will now switch to Team Bombtrack Bicycle Co.(powered by Hunt Wheels)” from January, 1st 2018.

“We have been looking for the perfect match of a rider to represent our brand on the Pro CX circuit for some time. We’ve been in contact with Gosse since meeting him at the 2016 Singlespeed Cyclocross European Championchips and are very excited to work with someone who has both the speed to race at DVV, the World Cup series and Superprestige races, while keeping the attitude to still race at the more funky races like SSCXEC and other more unique events more traditionally aligned with our brand” – Manuel Schuerholz, Bombtrack.

Bombtrack will be entering its fifth year of production in 2018. The brand has previous centred itself around road, cyclocross, gravel, bikepacking and trackbike segments. The signing of Van de Meer will represent a shift for the brand into the professional performance segment.

Van der Meer, born in 1995 in the coastal province of Friesland, Netherlands has won over 30 local and international montain bike and cyclocross races. However he has concentrated to the winter discipline in recent time racing competitively for the last four years in the U23 division on the UCI CX circuit. Now at 22 years of age, van der Meer has moved to Elite division for the current racing season and recorded increasingly solid results.

“I’m excited to lift my riding to the next level with my new partnership with Bombtrack. We’ve been friends for some time now, and I’m happy to be supported by such a great brand with the next step in my career” – Gosse van der Meer

Remaining races of 2017/2018 season include the DVV Verzekeringen Trofee , the Superprestige series, the remaining World Cup races and the World Championships hosted in Valkenburg, Netherlands among other Category 1 and Category 2 races. In addition to the standard elite CX circuit races, van der Meer will also appear at races more fitting to Bombtrack’s typical mould, with appearances at Singlespeed Cyclocross European Championships in Koksijde, Belgium in March, the “Urban Cyclocross” in Zurich, Switzerland beginning of April – such as the “Canyon Rad Cross” late April.

Gosse van der Meer’s journey with Bombtrack can be followed on:

https://www.instagram.com/gossinki/

Good Luck Gosse!