Toon Aerts crashed during the UCI Cyclocross World Cup in Italy, possibly fracturing his collarbone. Unwilling to wait in the long line at the Italian hospital, Aerts and his team made the decision to fly home to Belgium before getting a diagnostic x-ray.
Nash and De Boer round out the podium. (Cycling News.com)
Stephen Hyde (Cannondale-CyclocrossWorld) stuck with the form book, Sunday past in Hartford Connecticut grabbing the US Elite Cyclocross Championship. (Pez Cycling)
Watch as the support crews swap tires, de-ice pedals and keep their athletes rolling through at top speed. (Bike Rumor)
On the sand of the “Queen of the beaches,” on the edge of the North Sea, the 22-year-old Van Aert led the race from start to finish, after a solo escape from the start of the first lap. (Velo News)
21-year-old defends national title only 10 days after heavy crash. (CyclingNews.com)
The Rapha/Focus team bikes get their signature look by Victory Circle Graphics. According to SRAM, Jeremy’s one of the very few of their sponsored athletes racing ‘cross with a double chainring and not 1x. (Bike Rumor)
Sven Nys may have retired at the end of the 2015-2016 season, but it looks like the Nys name may still appear in results sheets over the forthcoming years as his son Thibau has won an underage national title at the Belgian Championships. (The Bike Comes First)
The USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships are already underway in Hartford, Connecticut with the amateur and age group categories, but the racing culminates on Sunday with the five UCI categories, and you will be able to watch all the racing live on Cyclingnews. (CyclingNews.com)
Dutch rider second to Van Kessel in muddy LottoNl-Jumbo debut. (CyclingNews.com)
With the start of the new year comes Kaitie Antonneau’s sixth year with the Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld team, and perhaps her biggest race of the season: the 2017 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships. (Cycling Tips)
2017 DVV verzekeringen trofee – GP Sven Nys
1. Toon Aerts (Bel) Telenet Fidea Lions
2. Wout Van Aert (Bel) Crelan-Vastgoedservice
3. Michael Vanthourenhout (Bel) Marlux-Napoleon Games
1. Marianne Vos (Ned) WM3 Energie
2. Ellen Van Loy (Bel) Telenet Fidea Lions
3. Thalita De Jong (Ned) Lares-Waowdeals
Dutch cyclo-cross champion Mathieu van der Poel hopes to defend his national title at Sint-Michielsgestel following nasty Azencross crash. (Velo News)
On Sunday, January 1: DVV Trophy CX/GP Sven Nys at Baal, Belgium.
The Elite Women’s race starts at 1:45pm CET (7:45am U.S. Eastern).
The Elite Men’s race starts at 3:00pm CET (9:00am U.S. Eastern). (Cycling Fans)
Sweeck second in Belgian race. (Cycling News)
Van Loy battles for second, Verscheuren is third. (Cycling News)
Mathieu van der Poel suffered a serious crash on the penultimate lap at Thursday’s Azencross race in Loenhout, and lay motionless on the course as racers sped by and fans’ hearts stopped. (CX Magazine)
[Velo News] Reigning world champion Wout van Aert claims Azencross Loenhout win over slippery conditions in Antwerp, Belgium.
[CyclingNews.com] Wout Van Aert (Crelan-Vastgoedservice) rode away on the final lap to win the DVV Trophy round in Loenhout.
Van Aert’s rival Mathieu Van der Poel suffered a heavy fall on a slick descent on the penultimate lap and had to be carried from the course on a stretcher.
[Velo News] Reigning seven-time Belgian national cyclo-cross champion Sanne Cant (Enertherm-Beobank) won Azencross Loenhout for the third time in her career and captured her fourth win in a row in the IJsboerke Ladies Trophy on Thursday in Antwerp, Belgium.
Mathieu Van der Poel crashed Thursday at Azencross Loenhout and lay unconscious, eventually taken off the course on a stretcher. We are hoping it was precautionary and we send him our best wishes.
UPDATE: Van der Poel let fans know he is ok via Twitter: ‘I’m ok, nasty crash which was my own fault but I got lucky after all. Thanks for all the messages!’
[Bike Rumor] T°Red Bikes is an Italian bike builder whose metal and carbon disc brake road bikes have popped up on our pages over the past year.
But a few weeks back they happened to be in Prague where we have our EU HQ, so we had a chance to get a closer look at a few of their newest bikes on our own streets.
[Velo News] Photos from a muddy day in Belgium, where Marianne Vos won her first World Cup of the season, and Wout Van Aert won his third.