Our resident photographer, John Thomson, has rattled his archive again and has put together a collection of his favourite shots from women's races - Road, if you can call the Strade Bianche a road, and cyclocross.
Cyclo-cross Photo Special: Photographer, John Thomson was in Belgium for the Hotondcross in Ronse, Waaslandcross in Sint-Niklaas and the Namur cross on the Citadel. John has been kind enough to send us his favourite shots from the Belgian cold, mud and rain.
Ed's Cross Choice: In the last couple of years we have seen cyclo-cross riders do rather well on the road and brining more fans to the muddy discipline. But there has been some big stars that have made their name 'Fighting in the Fields' of northern Europe in the winter months. Ed Hood has listed the multi World cross champions, and looks at their careers.
Dec 02, 2019 - 35th cross win in a row for Van der Poel in Zilvermeer. Reports and video from Mol and Kortrijk. Philippe Gilbert still has contract problems from 2011 - Top Story. An unbelievable amount of other cycling news: Van der Poel races, Van Aert kit, Giro/Tour for Bernal? Team and rider news, new bikes, Angliru, Hammer, De Jongh talks and Alaphilippe wins Velo d’Or.
Ed goes cyclo-cross: Due to being in Cyprus, Ed Hood missed the Gent '6 Days' this year, which also means he missed the regulation Sunday cyclo-cross, the 2019 Belgian trip cross race would have been the DVV Verzekeringen Trofee Flandriencross in Hamme. Not to be outdone, he went to see a local 'cross in Dunfermline, Scotland and was pleasantly surprised.
Nov 25, 2019 - Two more wins for Van der Poel-Reports and videos from Koksijde and Ambiancecross. Equipment problems at Telenet-Baloise-Top Story. Other news: Van Avermaet training, Boom's future, Telenet out, Vuelta Aragón stops, rider contracts, Tour for Van der Poel, no Giro for Viviani, Quintana, CCC-Liv Polish, Fantini/Israel Academy, Yorkshire stage towns, AIOCC and cycling motivation.
The 2019 Rockland County Supercross Cup stood out from earlier iterations for two reasons. One was that the weather was consistently good, if unseasonably cold, both days. The second was that teamwork dominated both the women’s and men’s elite fields.
Nov 11, 2019 - Mathieu van der Poel takes his third Euro cross title - Report and video. Sky's Dr. Freeman in court - Top Story. Loads of cycling news: New route for Gent-Wevelgem and Algarve, TDU, Tour of Saudi Arabia, Jumbo-Visma sponsor, Bernaudeau against UCI points, Froome operation, Van Aert on cross reforms, rider and team news, plus Keisse and Cavendish '6 Days' of Gent.
Oct 31, 2019 - Good news: Roger De Vlaeminck is on the road to recovery - Top Story. Mathieu van der Poel returns to cross, Sky's Freeman admits ordering testosterone, Bennett and Archbold to Deceuninck, Jumbo-Visma completes line-up, other rider contracts, Sanchez stays at Astana, Epowers Factory Team to go, Masters’ registrations and 5 years of Nippo Vini Fantini Faizanè.