Tag archive for ‘Tom Meeusen’

  • Meeusen Doubles Up Weekend with Win at G. P. Eelko

    Meeusen with game face on at Laarne. © Kurt van Hout

    EEKLO, BELGIUM – Tom Meeusen (Telenet-Fidea) took the win at G.P. Stad Eeklo, a day after winning at Superprestige Middelkerke, moving into third place in the overall classification of that series. A group of three soon formed at the front…

  • Video: Superprestige Noordzeecross Middelkerke Last Lap

    Video: Nys slips on the stepped hills at the 2014 Superprestige Noordzeecross Middelkerke

    Tom Meeusen took on all comers at the 2014 Superprestige Noordzeecross Middelkerke, the finale of the second most important cyclocross series in the world, while behind, Sven Nys and Niels Albert battled for the overall Superprestige title. We’ve got the official…

  • Video: Superprestige Noordzeecross Middelkerke Highlights

    Video: Nys slips on the stepped hills at the 2014 Superprestige Noordzeecross Middelkerke

    Tom Meeusen took on all comers at the 2014 Superprestige Noordzeecross Middelkerke, the finale of the second most important cyclocross series in the world, while behind, Sven Nys and Niels Albert battled for the overall Superprestige title. We’ve got the official…

  • Meeusen, Wyman Win Superprestige-Middelkerke: Nys Edges Albert out for Series Title – UPDATED Gallery

    Victory for Tom Meeusen. © Thomas Van Bracht

    MIDDELKERKE, BELGIUM – Tom Meeusen (Telenet-Fidea) took the win at Superprestige Noordzeecross Middelkerke, the final event of this season’s eight-stop series, soloing to victory 19 seconds ahead of Kevin Pauwels (Sunweb-Napoleon Games). Meeusen and Pauwels were evenly matched until a…

  • Video: Highlights from Krawatencross in Lille – Nys, Van der Haar and Meeusen’s Sprint

    Sven Nys outsprints

    Top-level cyclocross racing continues with racing this weekend in Lille and Tokyo. Today’s 2014 Krawatencross race in Lille created some dramatic racing, especially on the final lap. Check out the video highlights below, and see Tom Meeusen’s sprint in the…

  • 2013-2014 UCI Cyclocross World Cup: Meeusen Wins at Nommay, Lars van der Haar Takes Series Title

    Meeusen with game face on at Laarne. © Kurt van Hout

    NOMMAY, FRANCE – Tom Meeusen (Telenet-Fidea) took his first World Cup win of the 2013-2014 season at the final installment of the series in Nommay. In a sprint finish over home-crowd favorite Francis Mourey (fdj.Fr), the win propels Meeusen onto…

  • Meeusen Becomes a Favorite After Nommay – Worlds 2014

    Meeusen with game face on at Laarne. © Kurt van Hout

    by Christine Vardaros Going into World Championships, Telenet-Fidea rider Tom Meeusen keeps three thoughts in mind. Revenge after being left off the start list last year due to his being named as a witness for charges against a sports doctor….

  • Video: Superprestige Diegem, Last Lap Chase, Elite Men

    Sven Nys hopping and in control at the 2013 Superprestige race in Diegem.

    Sven Nys put on an impressive display of cyclocross prowess at the Superprestige race in Diegem, straying from his recent script of observing early and then moving to the front late. Using the sand and hoppable barriers to his advantage,…

  • MTB Nationals ‘Round the World, Cyclocross-Style

    The women charging off the start line. © Cyclocross Magazine

    While cyclocrossers/MTBers in the US were battling for positions on the American Cross-Country Mountain Bike Nationals podium this weekend, so were ’crossers across the globe. Here, we’re showcasing the ’crossers who raced their Nationals in recent weeks, and often out-performed…

  • Boels Classic at Heerlen: Sanne van Paassen, Niels Albert win at Dutch Race UPDATED: Photo Galleries

    HEERLEN, NETHERLANDS: Sanne van Paassen (Rabobank) won today in front of her home crowd, besting Kona’s Helen Wyman, Belgian Champion Sanne Cant and teammate Sabrina Stultiens. Marianne Vos had been scheduled to race, but failed to start due to feeling…

  • Superprestige Middelkerke – Klaas Vantornout Takes the Day as Nys Takes the Series

    Klaas Vantornout, shown here at Hoogstraten, rode perfectly today for the win at Middelkerke © Bart Hazen

    MIDDELKERKE, BELGIUM – Belgian National Champion Klaas Vantornout (Sunweb-Napolean Games) played a tactically perfect race today, covering the early moves and then attacking a select group containing Niels Albert (BKCP-Powerplus), World Champion Sven Nys, and an impassioned Tom Meeusen (Telenet…

  • C2 Saturday: Van der Haar Takes First Win in National Jersey at Rucphen; Meeusen Sprints Into Win at Zonnebeke

    Tom Meeusen took the win at Zonnebeke © Bart Hazen

    While most spectators are waiting in anticipation of tomorrow’s final World Cup in Hoogerheide, racers today had a job to do at either the C2 Kasteelcross in Zonnebeke, Belgiam or the C2 Internationale Cyclo-Cross in Rucphen, Netherlands. With a nasty…

  • Tom Meeusen Out of World Cup Rome Due to Doping Investigation


    Continuing a difficult season that already saw the Telenet-Fidea rider sidelined from a crash at Superprestige Zonhoven, Belgian Tom Meeusen has been denied entry to World Cup Rome due to having visited a doctor under investigation for doping. “I am part…

  • Cyclocross Bosduin Kalmthout: Nys Again Bests Albert as Van der Haar Shows He’s Ready to Play

    KALMTHOUT, BELGIUM – In a finishing sprint that almost perfectly mirrored yesterday’s finish at GP Neerpelt, Belgian Champion Sven Nys (Landbouwkrediet-Euphony) bested World Champion Niels Albert  (BKCP-Powerplus) at the line. Straying from yesterday’s script was the inclusion of Tom Meeusen…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of February 16th, 2012

    Berden in Tokyo last weekend.

    by Kat Statman The season really is wrapping up and though we’ve been on a slow down on the Rumors and Rumblings front, things are still coming down the pipeline. Not only are the rumors swirling around, but cyclocross racing…

  • Vos, Meeusen Triumph at GvA Trofee Krawatencross — UPDATED: Report, Full Results, Photos

    The podium: Pauwels, Meeusen and Stybar. Bart Hazen

    by David Evans LILLE, BELGIUM—Marianne Vos took the win in the fifth race in the GvA Trofee series, Krawatencross, today. She was followed by Daphny van den Brand and Sanne Cant, exactly the same podium as last Sunday’s World Championships….

  • Compton Dominates, Nys Wins Again at Fidea Scheldecross

    Nystook another win today at Scheldecross. ©Bart Hazen

    Katie Compton (Rabo-Giant) and Sven Nys (Landbouwkrediet) took the wins in the deep sand at the 2011 Fidea Scheldecross in Antwerp, Belgium. Compton overpowered her competition on the sand-filled course, finishing a full minute ahead of Belgian Sanne Cant, despite…

  • Pauwels Completes Weekend of Winning at Superprestige Asper-Gavere UPDATED: U23 Report, Full Results, Gallery

    Kevin Pauwels (Sunweb-Revor) continued his winning weekend by taking top honors at the Superprestrige Asper-Gavere.

  • Pauwels Outsprints Stybar to Repeat at GvA Hasselt – Report, Results, Photo Galleries

    Pauwels takes the win at the GvA Troffee race in Hasselt. Bart Hazen

    HASSELT, BELGIUM – Kevin Pauwels (Sunweb-Revor) claimed his second straight GvA Hasselt win Saturday after an exciting finish-line duel with last year’s runner-up Zdenek Stybar (Quick Step).

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of September 23rd, 2011

    The American ’cross season is in full swing with two full weekends and two Wednesday night extravaganzas completed, the European season is just getting underway and now the first USGP is here. It really is ’cross season. Sometimes I don’t believe it’s real. How can the best bike racing season, which we’ve been waiting so long for really be here already? Didn’t we just finish last season? Anyways, onward we go, there is a long winter coming up and lots of rumors to talk about. In this week’s edition: Euro ’Cross is back on TV, start looking for your live feeds, folks. Kevin Pauwels takes a big win for his new team in Erpe-Mere. Zdenek Stybar will be showing off the new Quick Step rainbow stripes in Stribro this weekend. Enrico Franzoi has found a home with the Guerciotti team, he lines up for the first time this weekend in Switzerland. Is it true that Pro ’crossers actually understand the worth of their equipment? At least Tom Meeusen does. Amy Dombroski heads back to her motherland for the season. With a venerable “who’s who” of ’cross lining up in Sun Prairie this weekend, is there really a favorite? Who should we talk about in this week’s Working Man’ Edition? We’ll go with Justin Lindine, Jake Wells, Bryan Fawley, and Chris Sheppard

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of July 29th, 2011

    Ian Field: a solid racer on both sides of the pond.

    We’re just over a month away from the opening race of the American UCI ’cross season, Nittany Lion Cross and it’s sounding like things are heating up in the world of pro cyclocross. Cannondale–Cyclocrossworld.com announced the signing of Christian Heule for the 2011 season. Katie Compton won the Steamboat Springs Stinger. Bart Wellens, Sven Nys, Niels Albert, Sven Vantourenhout, Tom Meeusen, Rob Peeters and Ben Berden race with motocrossers for charity.

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of July 22nd, 2011

    Kevin Pauwels File Photo © Bart Hazen

    Summer heat is at it’s high point. Twitter accounts across the eastern seaboard keep referencing the 90 plus degree temperatures and more and more often the cyclocross hashtag comes up on twitter. So is anything exciting happening in the wide world of pro cyclocross?

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of June 17th, 2011

    Logan Owen comes to the line with his teammate

    The middle of summer is quickly approaching. Molly Cameron has an FMB tire order ready to go out. Challenge and FMB are releasing new mud treads to challenge the famed Dugast Rhino. New disc ready bikes are hitting the tech news pages. So, with all that happening, where are the pros? Amy Dombroski is on her way to Italy for Marathon Cross-Country Worlds. Katie Compton hangs up the knobbies for a night. Stybar as Boonen’s lead out man? Putting two and two together for the new Cannondale–Cyclocrossworld.com rider. 2011 Blitz to the Barrel attracts ’cross stars. Tom Meeusen knocks off two mountain bike specialists. In this week’s Working Man’s Edition: Brady Kappius takes on the Rocky Mountain Ultra Endurance Series and Logan Owen is destroying the Washington state road races.

  • Tour of Belgium: As Seen Through Cyclocrossers’ Eyes

    Klaas Vantornout with Tom Meeusen in the Tour of Belgium. © Jonas Bruffaerts

    A Telenet-Fidea jersey tucked in behind Tom Boonen’s Quickstep jersey in a sprint. Or a BKCP-Powerplus jersey wedged between Philippe Gilbert and André Greipel’s Omega Pharma-Lotto jerseys while shooting through a tight turn at over 30mph. These rarities can only be found in one professional cycling event – the Tour of Belgium, a five day stage race that weaves its way through Belgium’s countryside. [More...]

    Since 2006, cyclocross racers have been taking the start of this event. Back then, it was only a handful of cross riders such as Sven Nys, Richard Groenendaal, Lars Boom and Sven Vanthourenhout. The cross racer count has since grown to about twenty coming from four teams – BKCP-Powerplus, Sunweb-Revor, Landbouwkrediet, and Telenet-Fidea.

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of February 18th, 2011

    by Kat Statman With one big weekend left in the season, things have noticeably slowed down on the rumors and rumblings side of pro ’cross racing. Most riders already have their contracts worked out. There are only a few riders…

  • Niels Albert Wins Cyclocross World Cup at Hoogerheide, Pauwels Second – UPDATED: Photo Gallery, Report, Full Results

    HOOGERHEIDE, NETHERLANDS – It was an exciting battle today at the final World Cup race in Hoogerheide, where Niels Albert (BKCP-Powerplus) and Kevin Pauwels (Telenet-Fidea) traded podium spots from last weekend’s World Cup Pont-Chateau. Zdenek Stybar (Telenet-Fidea), perhaps seeking to…

  • Belgian Championships: Expected Battle Between Nys and Albert Hinges on Course Conditions – UPDATED: Pre-Ride Video

    by Christine Vardaros The most highly-anticpated battle on Belgian soil is to take place in Antwerp this Sunday at the Belgian National Championships. The two favorites are current national champion Sven Nys (Landbouwkrediet) and former world champ Niels Albert (BKCP-Powerplus)….

  • Albert, Kupfernagel Rule Tervuren Fidea Cyclocross Classic

    TERVUREN, BELGIUM – Niels Albert (BKCP-Powerplus) distanced his rivals and showed that he’s on great form coming into next weekend’s Belgian National Championships. Albert’s win wraps up the Christmas week of racing in Belgium, which featured big races and stacked…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of December 24th, 2010

    by Kat Statman With the build up to the Christmas ’Cross Week, one would think that we would have a lot of noise from the pro ’crossers in Europe. It seems everyone is keeping quiet and focusing on the week…

  • Meeusen Surprises Nys in Kalmthout – UPDATED: More Photos, Interviews, Full Report

    KALMTHOUT, BELGIUM – Telenet-Fidea’s Tom Meeusen  took his first career World Cup victory in Kalmthout today after beating Sven Nys (Landboukrediet) in a sprint finish. Kevin Pauwels finished third on the snowy course and Francis Mourey was fourth on the…

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