Released: #SVENNESS 2.13

I’ll openly admit this episode was hard to digest. Not because of @CXHairs‘ excellent analysis of the race in Zolder, but because I recently recapped it myself in GIF-TASTIC style. I’m willing to bet no one else in the world scrutinizes a broadcast of a race like we do. Okay, that’s probably not true, I haz no fux to give.

Also, drops are voor descending.

Scraped But Highly Attributed Material

Episode 2.13 of #SVENNESS takes a look at the UCI Cyclocross World Cup race that took place December 26, 2013, at Heusden-Zolder. This race features the return of former 2 time elite cyclocross world champion Zdeněk Štybar. The race is in the red from the start with Štybar, LvdH, Marcel Miesen, Rob Peeters and Phillipp Walsleben pushing the pace. Ep 2.13 focuses on a crazy start, the ongoing tops vs. drops debate, and the tactic of “go.” No mud, no sand, a tough run-up, a killer descent and some super high-speed racing. The only thing this racing is a Sven vs. Niels battle. But it’s nice to bring in some other characters for a week.

#SVENNESS 2.13 from In The Crosshairs on Vimeo.

#SVENNESS is presented by Skills, Drills and Bellyaches: A Cyclocross Primer available at and CrossVegas, America’s largest cyclocross race, which takes place September 10, 2014, under the lights in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Footage for this episode via Sporza:

Music by:
Man I Need // Exercise (white label version)~Jagwar Ma:
I Got Skills~Mozes and the Firstborn:
See It My Way~Mikal Cronin:
Snakedog~together PANGEA:
Soothing Me So~Victory Is Music:

Thanks for watching.

SVENNESS and the #SVENNESS hashtag are © 2014 William Schieken and CXHairs LLC


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