A look at this weekend’s Cyclocross races – 1st & 2nd October 2022

Cyclocross races this weekend

The big race last weekend at Exact Cross Beringen saw Pauwels Sauzen take another pair of wins by Eli Iserbyt and Fem van Empel. The team is dominating this early part of the season with 4 wins from 4 in the series. Iserbyt’s race was fairly dominant in the end but was in the balance in the early laps. The women’s race was the pick of the weekend with a stunning head to head ride between Fem van Empel and Lucinda Brand. Both experienced mechanicals early on – a chain drop for Van Empel and a puncture for Brand. The gap ebbed and flowed, with the Dutch riders separated by only a few metres. When it came to a head to head sprint, it was the younger rider who came out best – maybe a sign we’re in the process of a generation shift in women’s cyclocross.

The American races saw the favourites Vincent Baestens and Annemarie Worst win both days with plenty on social media about the scenes in the mud on the course. One section saw riders struggling to even walk up the muddy climb and another where riders were almost sledging down a descent on the mud. 

It was a similar story over in France and Switzerland. In both races, the favourites Clement Venturini and Amandine Fouquenet in France and Kevin Kuhn and Helene Clauzel in Switzerland took the victories. 

Saturday 1st October 2022

Sunday 2nd October 2022

Where to watch this weekend's Cyclocross races on TV?

Eurosport/GCN
USCX Cyclocross – Charm City (19:30-22:00 both days)
Exact Cross Meulebeke – Berencross (15:15-17:45)

All times are in BST

Which key riders are racing?

Men

Exact Cross Meulebeke – Berencross
Eli Iserbyt
Lars van der Haar
Michael Vanthourenhout
Quinten Hermans
Laurens Sweeck
Corné van Kessel

USCX Cyclocross – Charm City Day 1 & 2
Curtis White
Eric Brunner
Kerry Werner

Radquer Mettmenstetten
Kevin Kuhn
Timon Ruegg
Loris Rouillier

XII Trofeo Ville de Gijon
Kevin Suarez Fernandez
Gonzalo Inguanzo Macho

Toi Toi Cup Hlinsko
Michael Boros
Marek Konwa

Women

Exact Cross Meulebeke – Berencross
Lucinda Brand
Sanne Cant
Denise Betsema
Fem van Empel
Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado
Inge van der Heijden

USCX Cyclocross – Charm City Day 1 & 2
Hannah Arensman
Caitlin Bernstein
Raylyn Nuss

Radquer Mettmenstetten
Helene Clauzel
Perrine Clauzel
Olivia Onesti

XII Trofeo Ville de Gijon
Lucia Gonzalez Blanco

Toi Toi Cup Hlinsko
Blanka Vas
Laura Verdonschot
Suzanne Verhoeven
Kristyna Zemanova

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