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The Amy D. Foundation gets support from former teammate’s fan club, Femke Van den Driessche is back to racing and Eli Iserbyt takes up trials riding in this edition of Rumors & Rumblings.
Femke Van den Driessche has abandoned her defense in the case brought by the UCI involving the mechanical doping charge against her, and is leaving the sport of cyclocross effective immediately.
For this week’s Throwback Thursday we thought we’d share the the 1995 Cyclocross World Championships. The title was taken by Switzerland’s Dieter Runkel, the first to win Worlds on clipless pedals.
Femke Van den Driessche faces a stiff ban, Sven Nys doesn’t completely close the door to politics and Lars van Der Haar shows off a green thumb in this edition of Rumors & Rumblings.
How does Sven Nys celebrate retirement after a 20-year racing career? With a two-day sold out show at Belgium’s Antwerpen Sportpaleis that accommodates 16,000 fans.
Van der Poel impresses in first mountain bike races, Boom may move to cyclocross according to Sven and Switzerland’s Tortour may belong on your bucket list in this edition of Rumors & Rumblings.
At the UCI Cyclocross Commission meeting last Monday there were more great strides made in the name of women’s cyclocross as confirmed by two Commission members Helen Wyman and Sven Nys.
Sven Nys appeared on Belgian TV last night and spoke about a range of topics including his last race, what the future holds for his son and the chance that we could see Elite Women earn prize money equal to that of the Elite Men.
If you didn’t get a chance to see the full race, you can see the Elite Men’s competition at the 2016 Sluitingsprijs Oostmalle here.
Sven Nys’ final race. It seems almost incomprehensible that in a career that’s been going for so long we won’t see him line up again. And yet, today is the day that the chapter of his life as an Elite cyclocross racer ended.
The final chapter of the Book of Cross from SRAM and Jeremy Powers is here. Take a few minutes to enjoy this short and relive some of the excitement from Asheville and Zolder.
This edition of Rumors & Rumblings shows that we’re more similar to the pros we cheer for than we may realize.
The Hansgrohe Superprestige series wrapped up today in Middelkerke, Belgium today. With the series ending and the season wrapping up the fields were packed with those looking to take final results for the year.
Belgian press is reporting that Femke Van den Driessche, who was found to have a bike with a hidden motor in her pit area at the 2016 Cyclocross World Championships may only receive as 6 month ban as well as an 180,000 euro fine.
Cyclocross Magazine’s Christine Vardaros talked with Helen Wyman the day after the World Championship race. Wyamn told us about her ride at Worlds, some of the course’s more challenging features, and about a new Baby Limus.
Yesterday was the penultimate round of the Superprestige series. While there were smaller post-Worlds fields like at Saturdays finale of the Bpost Bank Trofee series, the racing was still fast and furious.
“Together with the team, we’re working on a racing plan so that I can collect the necessary UCI points to race Olympics” says van der Poel.
Christine Vardaros spoke with 2016 Cyclocross World Championship bronze medalist Maud Kaptheijns of The Netherlands at last Wednesday’s 2016 Parkcross Maledgem race where she finished fifth in the Elite Women’s race.
Cyclocross Magazine’s Christine Vardaros spoke with Sophie de Boer of The Netherlands after the midweek 2016 Parkcross Maledgem race where she finished second.
Cyclocross Magazine’s Christine Vardaros caught up with American Elle Anderson at the midweek 2016 Parkcross Maledgem race for an exclusive interview.
We saw Yu Takenouchi race aboard a hand-built Toyo frame back in Nobeyama in 2011, and he still races for the small Japanese outfit to this day. Today, we are looking at his World Championship bike.
Our look at bikes from the 2016 Cyclocross World Championships continues with what eagle-eyed readers will notice are photos of Stephen Hyde’s silver medal bike from the 2016 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships before it went to Zolder.
In connection with Sven Nys’ move to Telenet-Fidea, we’ve been told that the team’s full roster, all 22 riders, will be aboard Trek beginning with the 2016 road season.
Christine Vardaros caught up with Allen Krughoff after his race to 41st place in the Elite Men’s race at 2016 Cyclocross World Championships in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium. …
Eli Iserbyt not only upgraded to U23 this season, but has also turned his 2015 silver into gold after taking the 2016 U23 World Championship title in Heusden-Zolder. Check out his winning ride.
Cyclocross Magazine photographer Danny Zelck has some great images of the first ever U23 Women’s World Championship race won by British rider Evie Richards.
Van der Haar was frozen in his tracks when the time to run came, and it seemed as if he didn’t take his first step until van Aert had remounted and started riding towards the final turns before the finish.