Cyclocross

Puck Pieterse wins final Cyclocross World Cup race of the year in Besançon

Puck Pieterse wins final Cyclocross World Cup race of the year in Besançon

Puck PIeterse outlines her top form ahead of the World Championships in Hoogerheide next weekend. Despite an earlier mechanical, PIeterse was able to ride away solo in Besançon. The likes of Fem van Empel and Shirin van Anrooij chose to stay local and race in Hamme yesterday, which left a clear run for Pieterse to …

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Shirin van Anrooij makes decision to race the U23 Cyclocross World Championship

Shirin van Anrooij makes decision to race the U23 Cyclocross World Championship

It has been up in the air whether Shirin van Anrooij will race in the Elites or U23 Cyclocross World Championships in Hoogerheide this year. The 20-year-old has been impressive this cx season, taking 6 wins. She was particularly good during the Christmas period which sees multiple races in a short period of time. Wins …

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Norbert-Riberolle beats Van Alphen in Otegem with late move

Norbert-Riberolle beats Van Alphen in Otegem with late move

Marion Norbert-Riberolle put aside her disappointment of not truly contesting the Belgian national championships the day before by winning the Betafence Cyclocross in Otegem today. Heading over the West Flanders, Norbert-Riberolle looked destined to finish 2nd behind Aniek van Alphen until the Dutch rider hit empty halfway through the final lap. Clawing back the gap, …

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Marianne Vos on her tough cyclocross season

Marianne Vos on her tough cyclocross season

You could be forgiven for not realising Marianne Vos took part in the Dutch national championships this weekend. The world champion barely featured on the flooded muddy course. Whilst Puck Pieterse went off into the distance at the front, Vos was struggling in the mud behind. The cameras captured the moment Vos looked like she …

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Shirin van Anrooij will wait until after Benidorm World Cup to decide on Elite or U23 Worlds

Shirin van Anrooij will wait until after Benidorm World Cup to decide on Elite or U23 Worlds

Shirin van Anrooij is yet to make a decision on if she will race in the cyclocross World Championships at Elites or U23 level. Van Anrooij chose to skip the National Championships this weekend as a decision there could influence and set her path. If she’d ridden the Elite Nationals, she would have to ride …

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Puck Pieterse takes Dutch national championship, Backstedt British champion

Puck Pieterse takes Dutch national championship, Backstedt British champion

Puck Pieterse has taken her first Elites Dutch national championship in cyclocross at Zaltbommel. On a tough course next to the Waal, the heavy rain saw the river levels engulf the course in places and make most of the rest a mud fest. The early running saw Fem van Empel take the initial lead but …

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End of cyclocross season for both Yara Kastleijn and Pauline Ferrand-Prévot

End of cyclocross season for both Yara Kastleijn and Pauline Ferrand-Prévot

Both Yara Kastelijn and Pauline Ferrand-Prévot have called time on their cyclocross seasons today. For Ferrand-Prévot it’s as a result of the injury she suffered at the Gavere World Cup race on Boxing Day. She suffered through a few more races at Heusden-Zolder, Diegem and Loenhout but has now decided to rest rather than push …

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Marie Schreiber joins SD Worx for 3 years

Marie Schreiber joins SD Worx for 3 years

The Luxembourger Marie Schreiber has been announced as an SD Worx rider for the next 3 years. The 19-year-old was spotted on the team’s training camp photos initially with the team confirming the transfer today. As part of the move, Schreiber will continue to race in her current Tormans Cyclo Cross Team colours until the …

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Fem van Empel has World Cup victory in her sights despite not racing 100%

Fem van Empel has World Cup victory in her sights despite not racing 100%

The Dutch rider Fem van Empel is closing in on mathematically securing the World Cup competition after finishing 3rd at Zonhoven today. She suffered two crashes at speed on the sand sections but was able to push on and get near to the front of the race again. The sand caught several riders out, with …

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