Find all the videos from this weekends UCI CX Worlds in Limburg:
Find all the videos from this weekends UCI CX Worlds in Limburg:
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:
Mathieu van der Poel
Lars van der Haar
Corné van Kessel
David van der Poel
Thalita de Jong
Maik van der Heijden
Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado
Inge van der Heijden
Here’s the 13 riders which will represent Great Britain this weekend in Limburg, for the 2018 CX World Champs
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…
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:
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)
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)
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)
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)
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
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.
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:
Good Luck Gosse!
The New Years Day DVV Trophy round in Baal today was the first opportunity to see the new colours, bikes, buses and more in the Cyclocross Field…
Here we run you through all the changes and what you can expect to see in 2018:
Firstly Mathieu Van der Poel and his Beobank-Corendon team now have a new name, kit, bike and sponsor! Circus Casinos have replaced Beobank, with the team now known as Corendon-Circus. The new sponsor only meant one thing a new jersey, as seen below.
Along with a new title sponsor, Circus, Canyon Bicycles also joined as bike sponsor, replacing Stevens after a lengthy deal. The team will be riding the new Canyon Inflite CF SLX, with more details found here
Mathieu and his team were also spotted wearing the new Lazer Bullet Aerohelmet, replacing the ever-popular Lazer Z1 – it looks like aerohelmets in cross are here to stay!
Also spotted rocking the new lids were Kevin Pauwels and his Marlux teammates, seemingly switching to the aero design from longtime sponsor eKoi. The main thing you would have noticed however is the new jersey for team Marlux-Bingoal, with Bingoal replacing Napoleon-Games as title sponsor
The super successful development team Lares-Doltcini also sees change, with Callant replacing Doltcini as title sponsor.
There was no change for World Champ Wout Van Aert, however it is rumoured Stevens could be replacing Felt as bike sponsor from 1st March, with riders reportedly unhappy with the current Felt Bikes. Van Aert’s teammates do see change however, with the Crelan Charles team changing kit to a more ‘striking’ green design!
There we no apparent changes for Vastgoedservice-Pauwels Sauzen, however a new team bus awaited the riders today in Baal! Would you like to see some team bus and truck tours next year?!
Team IKO-Beobank also had a new team bus – with Lotto Soudal reportedly gifting them this beast of a truck for the riders to use for the remainder of the season and beyond after the previous bus caught fire!
Sanne Cant remained on Stevens Bikes today, however new teammate Ceylin Alvarado was sporting the new Canyon
Talking of transfers, the Womens Scene has seen a lot of change. Firstly Helen Wyman will now be riding for new team/project Xypex-Verge Sport and will be riding KindHuman Bikes, after losing backing from long term partner Kona
Fellow Brit Nikki Brammeier also starts her own CX ‘project’ and will be another rider on Canyon Bikes as part of the Mudiita Canyon setup.
#Repost @mudiiita ・・・ MUDIIITA//CANYON – Kit ready for its first muddy outing today in Baal 😃 Thanks @victoriasalsas for helping us create a beautiful design and @bioracerspeedwear for putting everything together, What do you think? 😍 • • @bioracerspeedwear @canyon @brothercycling @sramroad @secrettrainingcc @girocycling @oakleybike #rideforcharlie💛 #cyclocross
2016 World Champion Thalita de Jong also has a new team, moving from Lares Waowdeals to Experza-Footlogix for 2018 and is rumoured to be making her CX comeback next weekend in Lueven.
From January 1st 2018, Mathieu Van der Poel and his Beobank-Corendon teammates make the switch from Stevens Bikes to Canyon Bicycles.
The team, which will be known as Corendon-Circus, will ride the new Canyon Inflite CF SLX, featruing the Shimano Dura-ace 9170 Groupsets and Wheels, equipped with FMB tubulars and Selle-Italia bar tape and saddles.
Famous for its Christmas Market, as well as its cross of course! The medieval Dutch town of Valkenburg plays host to the 2018 UCI Cyclocross World Championships…
We’ve published a full guide to the event, from where you need to stay, to where you get your tickets we’ve got everything covered.
Visit the ‘Limburg2018 CX Worlds’ page on our site at cyclocrosss.com/limburg2018
We hope to see you there on the 3rd and 4th February!