Friday, 29 October 2010

women's world cup videos

Elite Women's cyclocross racing is usually fairly poorly covered - my dvd downloads from newsbin seldom contain more than a 4 minute synopsis. Shame, as the races look great. Only for the Worlds do we get the full race, and there have been some crackers too.

Hopefully this is changing and soon, and I am perhaps detecting a raising of profile for top flight Women's racing this season.

These videos from Web Petitesreines provide a great insight into top level cross, from the behind the scenes and racing point of view of the competitors in the Women's World Cup Series.

Watch and learn.

Aigle 2010 - 1ère manche de CDM cyclo-cross from Web Petitesreines on Vimeo.

Plzen 2010 - cyclo cross from Web Petitesreines on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

the path...

"The path of the tub loving man is beset on all sides by the vagaries of the track and the tyranny of fellow competitors. Blessed is he, who in the name of speed and good traction, shepherds his tubs through the singletrack and roots, for he is truly the master of low pressure and the finder of the best line. And I will strike down upon thee with great indignity and much muttering, those who would attempt to ridicule and disrespect my tubs. And you will know my name is crossjunkie when I glue my tubs on your wheels."

With certain, ahem, poetic licence to Mr Tarantino and co.

Friday, 15 October 2010

tatyana storm gets cross

Class. Can't beat a Country and Western feel while Sven, Neils, Klaas and Stybee do their thing.

Click on the playing vid to get full screen.

Courtesy of UKCyclocross twitter feed