Sunday’s 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Cup in Namur, Belgium (Namen) was a muddy, slippery, off-camber filled race that placed a premium not only on bike handling skills but also on decision making.
Do you try to ride a section, and try to save some energy but risk falling or stalling? Or do you just get off and run?
Watch Sven Nys, the 2013 World Champion, put on a display of the benefits and downsides of trying either approach, surging to second place with a timely dismount, and losing second place and a podium spot by attempting to ride the same section on a later lap.
Also see Compton overcome a slow start to climb past Vos and Harris to take another World Cup win.
See the full-length video below. Short on time? We’ve got a shorter highlight video at the bottom. See our report, results and photo gallery here.
2013 Namur / Namen Cyclocross World Cup Video, Women and U23 Highlights, Full Men’s Race:
2013 Namur / Namen Cyclocross World Cup Video, Men’s Highlights: