Tomorrow’s World Cup course in Hoogerheide is similar to the course featured in this exclusive pre-ride video from last year’s Hoogergeide World Championships, as piloted by Nick Weighall. Similar, but in a backwards way. The promoters reversed the course and removed the downtown section of the course, and the changes, combined with the rain that’s in the forecast, should make for slick, heavy racing as found most years in the little Dutch town.
Mark Legg-Compton told Cyclocross Magazine that the course is a “much more ‘funner’ course.” He said the changes have led to less road and more turns. “With a little rain, it will be very heavy,” Legg-Compton explains. “As it stands it’s like Nommay…lots of tension on the legs due to the field riding through fresh cut wild grass and some slightly damp sections.”