Cross season is coming

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Re: Cross season is coming

Postby greasedscotsman » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:13 am

Pross wrote:Where's the best place to watch the continental cross races online? I assume there is nothing with English commentary.


I usually use Cyclingfans for the links.

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Re: Cross season is coming

Postby Pross » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:27 am

Cheers. I'm surprised Eurosport don't have coverage, it's a great sport for TV really. It's easily covered by cameras due to the short circuits and offers high intensity racing plus, most importantly, crashes and hopefully mud.

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Re: Cross season is coming

Postby ddraver » Fri Oct 05, 2012 07:18 am

Pross wrote:Cheers. I'm surprised Eurosport don't have coverage, it's a great sport for TV really. It's easily covered by cameras due to the short circuits and offers high intensity racing plus, most importantly, crashes and hopefully mud.


Yeah, but only the Belgians give a monkeys about it. Sporza is your best bet - best get learning Dutch pronto!! :wink:
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Re: Cross season is coming

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Re: Cross season is coming

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Re: Cross season is coming

Postby hammerite » Sun Oct 07, 2012 15:50 pm

greasedscotsman wrote:Brilliant!

http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/10/ ... rde_256189

Well done Nikki! :D


Nikki is flying at the moment, she had an excellent summer on the road and looks to be carrying it through.

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Re: Cross season is coming

Postby greasedscotsman » Mon Oct 08, 2012 09:23 am

hammerite wrote:
greasedscotsman wrote:Brilliant!

http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/10/ ... rde_256189

Well done Nikki! :D


Nikki is flying at the moment, she had an excellent summer on the road and looks to be carrying it through.


Yeah, she said she had already won twice this year in the interview after the race and I think she meant not including the race she had just won!

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Re: Cross season is coming

Postby Le Commentateur » Mon Oct 08, 2012 09:38 am

http://cyclephotos.co.uk/2012/10/superp ... rvoorde-2/

Good photos, worth following this blog/website during the winter

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Re: Cross season is coming

Postby greasedscotsman » Mon Oct 08, 2012 09:46 am

Le Commentateur wrote:http://cyclephotos.co.uk/2012/10/superprestige-1-ruddervoorde-2/

Good photos, worth following this blog/website during the winter


Want to get a cross bike now!

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Re: Cross season is coming

Postby Paul 8v » Tue Oct 09, 2012 20:51 pm

greasedscotsman wrote:
Le Commentateur wrote:http://cyclephotos.co.uk/2012/10/superprestige-1-ruddervoorde-2/

Good photos, worth following this blog/website during the winter


Want to get a cross bike now!


Yeah, I probably shouldn't have started reading this tread either!

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Re: Cross season is coming

Postby TakeTheHighRoad » Wed Oct 10, 2012 20:39 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWGnM_1ViZA

This video is incredible, you won't believe the crash at the end.
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Re: Cross season is coming

Postby lyn1 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 22:18 pm

TakeTheHighRoad wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWGnM_1ViZA

This video is incredible, you won't believe the crash at the end.


That takes me back a bit. Recall being in the pits for a number of those races when my lads raced cross. The bunny hop of the ditch by Nys looks like the Gazette van Antwerpen Trofee at Loenhout, while the final clip is the World Cup at Hoogerheide in 2007. The junior and u23 races were ok, then a cloudburst made the course unrideable in places just before the elite men started.
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Re: Cross season is coming

Postby Le Commentateur » Wed Oct 10, 2012 23:22 pm

ddraver wrote:It was Pink all last year too....

Maybe that's last year's quote. A recent photo from last week had him with a red bike.

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Re: Cross season is coming

Postby Doobz » Sun Oct 14, 2012 14:55 pm

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Re: Cross season is coming

Postby greasedscotsman » Sun Oct 14, 2012 18:56 pm

Good race today, both Albert and Pauwels looked shattered at the finish. Defo a race for the French Fighter! Missed the first few minutes, why was Nys so far back on the first lap?

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Re: Cross season is coming

Postby hammerite » Sun Oct 14, 2012 21:47 pm

I keep missing these races as I'm out at cross myself.

Watch out for Hugo Robinson when he races in Belgium. 5th in the National Trophy, 1st U23, he started 4th row of the grid.... he's 17!

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Re: Cross season is coming

Postby skylla » Mon Oct 15, 2012 09:50 am

Great pics, FF. I think cyclo-x lends itself very well for action photography.

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Re: Cross season is coming

Postby Pross » Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:22 pm

hammerite wrote:I keep missing these races as I'm out at cross myself.

Watch out for Hugo Robinson when he races in Belgium. 5th in the National Trophy, 1st U23, he started 4th row of the grid.... he's 17!


Yep, saw him whilst marshalling yesterday - very good prospect.

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Re: Cross season is coming

Postby hammerite » Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:46 pm

I've been in the same race as him a couple of times. I ended up getting lapped ridiculously early in each race!

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Re: Cross season is coming

Postby frenchfighter » Mon Oct 15, 2012 13:51 pm

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