Marianne Vos in the 2014 Hoogerheide Cyclocross World Championship Promo video, filmed last winter.

Screenshot: Marianne Vos in the 2014 Hoogerheide Cyclocross World Championship Promo video, filmed last winter.

Slow day at work? Here’s a cyclocross-related Friday Film to make the day go faster.

Adri van der Poel and promoters of the 2014 UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Hoogerheide, the Netherlands released this promotional video for their event. It was filmed last winter, and is intended to build buzz for the event.

Here they come again: 2014 Hoogerheide Cyclocross World Championships promo video.

Screenshot: Here they come again: 2014 Hoogerheide Cyclocross World Championships promo video.

It’s melodramatic, that’s for sure. And it looks like a few famous riders, including Marianne Vos, had some fun filming it.

We could do without the war theme, as there’s a little too much war in real life, but we suppose it fits with the history of the area.

View the full 4+ minute video below:

 

By any measure, it’s probably still better than the “192 Centimeters of Dutch Pride” promotion with Lars Boom before the 2009 Cyclocross World Championships in Hoogerheide that featured the photo below.

 

Lars Boom and Adri van der Poel scoping out the 2009 Cyclocross Worlds course in Hoogerheide, Holland. by Henk Theuns

Lars Boom is excited to scope out the 2009 Hoogerheide World Championship course with cyclocross legend Adri van der Poel. © Henk Theuns