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Cyclo-Cross UCI World Championships 2020

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Thibau Nys, yes, obviously Sven's son, won the world junior title after finishing 4th last year. It was a full Belgian sweep with Lennert Belmans en Emiel Verstrynge some way behind him. 

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1 hour ago, heywoodu said:

Thibau Nys, yes, obviously Sven's son, won the world junior title after finishing 4th last year. It was a full Belgian sweep with Lennert Belmans en Emiel Verstrynge some way behind him. 

There's a pattern emerging in this race with one country sweeping the medals every three years. The French in 2011, the Belgians in 2014, the British in 2017 and now the Belgians again in 2020.

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Marion Norbert Riberolle won a rather boring women's U23 race, where she dominated from start to finish. Interestingly, silver went to Hungarian Kata Blanka Vas, ahead of British Anna Kay.

 

After some horribly shitty weather, the track has become very interesting and hard now, it's gonna be a major mud race for the men in a few minutes :cheer: 

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The men are underway, much to the surprise of nobody it's Van der Poel and Toon Aerts in the lead :d 

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Aerts went too deep to try and follow, RIP race :lol:

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Two of seven laps done, Van der Poel is 45 seconds ahead of the chasing group (with Pidcock + all of Belgium basically) :lol: 

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Three laps done, Iserbyt and Pidcock open the fight for second place, a minute behind Van der Poel.

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On 01/02/2020 at 14:55, heywoodu said:

The elite women start in a few minutes. Triple reigning champion Sanne Cant of Belgium just said there's only one woman made for this track and that's Lucinda Brand. It'll most likely be between her, Cant and Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado

 

Personally I'm hoping for Annemarie Worst of my little home town :cheer: 

 

I'd never guess that's a Dutch name, even from Surinam or something like that :lol:

 

But that's a very good name if you want to be a global star in sports :evil:

 

Not to mention cyclo-cross will never be a global sport...

 

Btw, I somehow stumbled upon this race on ES and Polish commentators never noticed Brand had a saddle failure, moreover they said Alvarado has lost all the sprints to Worst in World Cup before and here she somehow won this to take gold?

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2 minutes ago, Monzanator said:

 

I'd never guess that's a Dutch name, even from Surinam or something like that :lol:

 

But that's a very good name if you want to be a global star in sports :evil:

 

Not to mention cyclo-cross will never be a global sport...

 

Btw, I somehow stumbled upon this race on ES and Polish commentators never noticed Brand had a saddle failure, moreover they said Alvarado has lost all the sprints to Worst in World Cup before and here she somehow won this to take gold?

 

 

Noone has ever believed cyclo-cross will become a global sport and that's perfectly fine :cheer: Not every sport needs to be

 

Yeah Worst is generally a better sprinter, but for whatever reason she thought it was a good idea to take the lead for most of the deciding part of the race. Israel Cycling Academy tactics, as it's become known among Dutch cycling fans in the past few years, meaning: very bad tactics :p 

 

Dutch TV apparently even switched to their reporter who was 'live at the broken saddle pin, which was indeed broken!' :lol: (I watch it on Belgian TV, but there they mentioned it too from their live reporters)

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4 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

Yeah Worst is generally a better sprinter,

 

How can Worst be better? :mumble:


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