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Cyclocross! MvdP vs WvA vs Pidcock

Old 11-30-22, 07:24 AM
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Cyclocross! MvdP vs WvA vs Pidcock

I've posted about elite cyclocross here before - from the fan's point of view, it's some of the best bike racing entertainment. And the races last only an hour or so, which means you can watch the whole event. Some years ago, the elite CX races were dominated by battles between van der Poel and van Aert - before either of them were road racing- and those battles were EPIC.

And as a bonus, the full races are often posted on Youtube.

Van der Poel and van Aert have been largely absent from Elite CX for some time - partly b/c of the pandemic, their road careers, and in MvdP's case, his back injury last year, but THEY ARE BACK. This Sunday they will face each other (+Pidcock)


https://www.cyclingweekly.com/racing...down-on-sunday

I'm not sure about live broadcast, but almost certainly you'll be able to find a youtube recording of the race soon after it happens.

Here is last Sunday's race, where van der Poel raced cx for the first time in 2 years, racing against Pidcock.
(This is the full race - you can also find highlights if you prefer)

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Last weekend, it was sad to see Pidcock schlepping his taco'd wheel on the back of his rainbow jersey.

I am headed to a local CX race this Sunday. The weather will be brisk with just enough rain earlier in the week to make it interesting, if not necessarily Belgian.

I look forward to seeing what the big boys got up to once I get back.
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Originally Posted by slcbob View Post
Last weekend, it was sad to see Pidcock schlepping his taco'd wheel on the back of his rainbow jersey.

I am headed to a local CX race this Sunday. The weather will be brisk with just enough rain earlier in the week to make it interesting, if not necessarily Belgian.

I look forward to seeing what the big boys got up to once I get back.
Yeah, Pidcock's mechanical was bad luck. I think, though, that he had already been beat. MvdP is just too strong. OTOH, it was interesting at the beginning to see MvdP make some fairly serious technical mistakes. His CX skills were rusty, I guess.
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thank you for posting the Hulst race. I needed something to do at work. I agree, such good viewing when the big 3 are going at it.
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Here's the full race. Plenty of excitement.

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thanks for the link
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