FAQ: What’s the History of Cyclocross?

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Page takes an early lead ahead of Berden, Krugoff. Elite Men, 2013 Raleigh Midsummer Night's race. © Cyclocross Magazine

Here, Page takes an early lead ahead of Berden, Krugoff. Elite Men, 2013 Raleigh Midsummer Night’s race. © Cyclocross Magazine

Originating in Belgium, cyclocross has deep roots in neighboring European countries like France and the Netherlands.

For an in-depth history of ’cross in America, Issues 6 and 15 are a great place to start. We hope to see the American ’cross scene one day rival that of Europe, where it has become a major spectator sport. For instance, the 2012 World Championships in Koksijde, Belgium, drew a reported 60,000 fans, while the Louisville World Championships only brought in 10,000. Bring friends and family to the races and help the popularity grow!

Find all of the FAQ’s listed here, and make sure you’re subscribed to Cyclocross Magazine, your guide for getting into the sport, and upping your ’cross knowledge. Not subscribed yet? Our Issue 21 has a great feature on buying your first cyclocross bike, and Issue 22 will have a story on how to get into racing and what to expect at your first race.

 

 

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