This past weekend was chock full of exciting racing action as most European countries hosted their national cyclocross championships. Pasted below is just a smattering of some of the best videos of both the events and the post-race interviews that we’ve come across. Catch up on some of the racing below.
Belgian National Championships: The anticipated showdown at the front of the race that many regard as on par with Worlds did not come to be, and two of the top favorites – Nys and Meeusen – would not finish the race. Albert won going away, and a resurgent Bart Wellens turned in a great effort to claim second.
Final Two Laps of Belgian Championship (read CXM’s coverage of the race here):
Czech Republic: Reigning world champ Zdenek Stybar adds another championship jersey to his award case and joins Katerina Nash at the front of their country’s cyclocross scene.
Brief Highlights of Elite Men’s Czech Championship (read CXM’s highlights of the race here):
France: Francis Mourey has enjoyed perhaps his finest season ever, and the Frenchman dreams of a podium appearance at Worlds to cap it off. Check out the final two laps of the race below.
Final Two Laps of French National Championship (read CXM’s highlights of the race here):
UK: Helen Wyman adds a sixth Elite national Championship to her tally. British Cycling posted interviews with many of the contenders – find interviews with the entire women’s podium as well as Paul Oldham, the Elite men’s winner, below. British Cycling’s Championship Interview – Helen Wyman (read CXM’s highlights of the race here):
British Cycling’s Championship Interview – Nikki Harris:
British Cycling’s Championship Interview – Gabby Day:
British Cycling’s Championship Interview – Paul Oldham: