2019 Pan-American Cyclocross Champion Kerry Werner, who elected to skip racing overseas this past season, has been sharing excellent video footage of his domestic training and antics this spring and throughout 2020. Teammate Rebecca Fahringer certainly upped the course preview standard during her European campaign, and now Werner takes us stateside.
For those of you that may not have seen it yet, here is his recent preview of the Fayetteville Worlds course, with great 360 video angles from his helmet-mounted Rylo camera, and chest footage from fellow cyclocrosser Tyler Cloutier.
This course will also be used for the 2021 Fayettecross World Cup in October.
While action cameras never accurately show elevation changes and technical difficulty, the flow-style downhill and bunnyhoppable stairs are certainly two unique features of the Arkansas course.
Werner puts on a show hopping up the bottom section of stairs, while somewhere in Sacramento, stair hopping wizard Cody Kaiser is wiping up his drool off the floor, and making his 2022 Worlds plan.
Weather should play a major role as to the technical challenges out on the course, and the numerous big rocks that line the course should be gone by the time top racers line up. The course as previewed certainly looks quite American, without the pucker-inducing chutes that some of Europe’s oldest courses feature.
Werner also has more footage of the course, including some narration of its features, in his Ride 2 Ride video below:
He also recently shared a video with his new road team, Project Echelon Racing, and its training camp in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Werner might just be following the lead of cyclocross superstars Marianne Vos, Mathieu van der Poel, Wout van Aert and Tom Pidcock by honing his engine on the pavement before barrier season arrives.
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