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The Sven and Sven 2017 Cape Epic Adventure Is Underway – Nys and Vanthourenhout Finish Prologue in 41st

On Sunday, the two retired cyclocross legends of Sven Nys and Sven Vanthourenhout lined up in South Africa to kick off their Cape Epic campaign, which they’ve been preparing for with some time together on the road. (CX Magazine)

An Epic Pairing: Sven Nys and Vanthourenhout Team Up to Race 2017 Cape Epic

Sven Nys is bucking the trend of many retired athletes, and has continued pinning on the numbers. In fact, the cyclocross legend has been on a mission to check off a few items on his bucket list. (CX Magazine)

Bike Pure: No testing done at recent UCI cyclocross races, says riders offered drugs at events

The Bike Pure anti-doping organisation has spoken out over what it says has been a complete lack of recent testing at cyclocross events. (Cycling Tips)

2017 Cyclocross Masters Highlights Video

Watch the high jump, relays, and elite races from the 2017 Cyclocross Masters, a crowd-pleasing event to close out the CX season.
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Leuven & Leave ‘Em: Van der Poel Winning Streak Continues

Rounding out the Soudal Classics Series, and the UCI Cyclocross season, Mathieu van der Poel eked out another win on Leuven’s technical course. (CX Magazine)

UCI XC Eliminator Series Resurrected for 2017

This year, the crowd-pleasing format of mountain bike cross-country Eliminator (XCE) will return to the UCI World Cup circuit, and will visit eight cities in seven countries on three continents. (CX Magazine)

MVdP? More like MVP. Van der Poel in Control at 2017 Superprestige Noordzeecross Middelkerke

The men were hot to trot at the final race of the Hansgrohe Superprestige series in Middelkerke, Belgium. With Mathieu van der Poel (Beobank-Corendon) atop the general classification, followed by Wout van Aert (Veranda’s Willems – Crelan) and Laurens Sweeck (ERA Real Estate – Circus), it was expected to be business as usual — a hammerfest — and indeed it was. (CX Magazine)

2017 Superprestige Noordzeecross Middelkerke: Sanne Cant Escapes the Curse, Gets First Win As Champ

By the books, it was a déjà vu kind of race day for the Elite Women, as Sanne Cant (IKO Enertherm-Beobank) narrowly clinched the win ahead of Sophie de Boer (Kalas-NNOF), Elle Anderson (Elle Anderson Racing) achieved an impressive eighth, and Ellen van Loy (Telenet Fidea Lions) started strong, only to fall back to clinch the final podium spot in third place. (CX Magazine)

Is Wout Van Aert Motor Doping?

A video clip from Karawarencross in Lille, Belgiun has raised mechanical doping suspicions against World Cyclo-cross Champ Wout Van Aert.

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What’s a Lille Rubbin’? Mathieu Van der Poel Scrambles Past Wout van Aert to 2017 Krawatencross Win

The Elite Men’s race at Krawatencross in Lille, Belgium, gave spectators a series of thrills, as conditions continued to deteriorate (or improve, depending on who you ask). (CX Magazine)

Van Aert takes second consecutive cyclo-cross world title

Wout Van Aert (Belgium) successfully defended his rainbow jersey Sunday in Biele at the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, riding away from rival Mathieu van der Poel when the Dutchman punctured midway through the race and extending his lead from there. (CyclingNews.com)

Van der Poel says riders should publish anti-doping data for transparency

Van Aert denies using cortisone for knee injury, says he won’t post data on Twitter. (CyclingNews.com)

Pre-Race Interviews: Wout van Aert, Tom Meeusen, Quinten Hermans and Coach Rudy De Bie

Cyclocross Magazine’s on-the-ground team at the 2017 Cyclocross World Championships chased after some top Belgians to get their impressions and predictions of the racing. (CX Magazine)

Cant wins dramatic cyclo-cross world title

Sanne Cant (Belgium) beat seven-time world champion Marianne Vos (Netherlands) in a last-lap thriller at the Bieles 2017 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships. Katerina Nash (Czech Republic) fought back from behind and captured the bronze medal. For 26-year-old Cant, it’s the first-ever world title after falling just short in the last two years. (CyclingNews.com)

Winner’s Interview (Sporza)

Full Stage (Geo Restricted)

2017 Cyclocross World Championships Training Day in Photos

On Friday, nearly every racer was out on the 2017 Cyclocross World Championships course. (CX Magazine)

Gallery: Luxembourg ‘cross worlds course recon

The world’s best cyclocross racers tangle with a tough, slippery course in Bieles, Luxembourg, as they prepare for UCI world championships. (Velo News)

Wisconsin Welcomes World Cup Waterloo: Trek CXC Cup Cyclocross Race to Join UCI World Cup in 2017

In what might be the worst kept secret in cyclocross, the UCI confirmed today the Trek CXC Cup will join Jingle Cross as an American UCI Cyclocross World Cup next season. (CX Magazine)

Balint Hamvas’ 2016/2017 Cyclocross Photo Annual Available for Pre-Order on Kickstarter – Ends February 6

If you haven’t see Balint Hamvas’ cyclocross photo annuals, you’re really missing out, but now’s your chance to do something about that. You can pre-order your 2016/2017 book now. (CX Magazine)

Cyclocross World Championships course made easier after crashes in training

A steep bank covered in snow and ice has been removed from the course of the Cyclocross World Championships after crashes in the first training session. (Cycling Weekly)

Riders could face snow and ice at this weekend’s Cyclocross World Championships

The event is taking place in Bieles, Luxembourg, but with northern Europe having been hit by wintry weather over the last week, the course is currently covered in snow and ice. (Cycling Weekly)

Hoogerheide: Van der Haar closes World Cup with win

Lars van der Haar caps a double over the weekend with win in final round of the Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup series in Hoogerheide. (Velo News)

Marianne Vos Looks Dominant in Worlds Prelude at Hoogerheide 2017 – Race Report, Photo Gallery

Sunday’s Telenet UCI World Cup race in Hoogerheide, Netherlands was the final tune-up before next Saturday’s World Championship in Bieles, Luxembourg. (CX Magazine)

Wout Van Aert to miss Hoogerheide World Cup 

Knee injury keeps World Champion out of World Cup finale. (CyclingNews.com)

Van Aert could miss Hoogerheide World Cup with knee issues

World Champion Wout Van Aert could miss the final round of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup in Hoogerheide, Belgium, citing knee pain after this weekend’s round in Italy.

Van Aert has already wrapped up the World Cup overall victory, leading by an unassailable 111-point lead over compatriot Kevil Pauwels. (CyclingNews.com)

Specialized: For the Love of ‘Cross

This season, we’ve been exploring the essence of what makes us love the discipline of ‘cross. Leading up to CX World’s, pro riders Nikki Brammeier, Christine Majerus, and Simon Andreassen, share their thoughts on the what makes ‘cross just as much a religion as a sport. (Specialized Bikes)
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Video: Slips, slides and crashes as it all gets messy in the mud at this weekend’s Cyclocross World Cup

Usually the pros make it look easy*, but that wasn’t the case at the Italian round of the UCI World Cup this weekend (*ish). (Road.cc)

Toon Aerts ruled out of cyclo-cross World Championships after Fiuggi crash

Scans reveal Belgian has fractures in his collarbone and shoulder blade. (CyclingNews.com)