Pretty much an eponymous episode. Although, I’m thoroughly stoked voor Peeters and Wellens. Not that I’m not stoked voor Sven. You get the point.
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For episode 2.15, SVENNESS makes a stop at the Belgian National Cyclocross Championships, which took place January 12 at the Gaverbeek Hippodrome in Waregem, West Flanders, Belgium. The race was staged on a flat track with several flyovers and drainage ditches. It is a bit muddy and there is one long stretch of sand that plays an important role in this race.
We focus on the sand, the planks, the attrition of an already small field and the solidification of a legend. For the Belgian elite race, only racers who have full-time contracts are allowed to compete. That means the field is only 14 deep. The elites without contracts race a minute after the full-time pros start their race.
This episode is presented by Skills Drills and Bellyaches: A Cyclocross Primer, which is available at cyclocrossbook.com.
SVENNESS is also presented by CrossVegas. Find out more at crossvegas.com.
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