In the past two weeks we’ve been treated to a dazzling display of skill and power from the future of the sport of the Sport of the Future. Wout van Aert and Mathieu van der Poel have proven themselves worthy of riding met de elite mannen and capturing second step podium spots each.

And Now Voor De Scraped Content

For episode 2.10, SVENNESS travels to Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic, for the European Championship. We take a look at the U23 race, which features such up-and-coming (or arguably already here) starts as Wout van Aert and Mathieu van der Poel.

The course is a mix of paved road and mud. Nothing in between. However, it is for the most part all ridable and there isn’t more than a couple feet of elevation on the course. This is the first course SVENNESS has visited that is similar to something most amateurs would race on the weekend.

For this race we focus on riding in the mud, cornering, tactics and blocking. The pro moves these guys are putting on each other as the race gets heated at the end is not to be missed.

#SVENNESS 2.10 from In The Crosshairs on Vimeo.

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Footage via Česká televize: ceskatelevize.cz/sport/

Music in this episode:
My Friends Ft. Mick Coogan & Panic City: soundcloud.com/mcscottd/my-friends-ft-mick-coogan
ZZ Ward – 365 Days – Jerry Folk Remix: soundcloud.com/jerryfolkmusic/zz-ward-365-days-jerry-folk
Raleigh Ritchie – Bloodsport: soundcloud.com/raleigh-ritchie/bloodsport
Gnarls Barkley – Crazy (TEEMID & Joie Tan Cover): soundcloud.com/teemid/crazy-teemid-joie-tan-cover