I’ve chatted to many about the direction cyclocross is going these days, whether the Belgian scene is in decline, how long the domination will continue. But today, Koppenbergcross felt like a race of the old times: a mighty-hard course, plenty of loud spectators and great racing, that wasn’t predictable or formulaic.
What was even more exciting was that out of the four races, three ended with a British win! Sadly, I missed Ben Tullett’s win, but I enjoyed both Tom Pidcock’s and Helen Wyman’s exciting racing and clever wins. In light of them, sometimes I wonder what the sport could become in my chosen home country if the national governing body put some actual money/weight behind cyclocross…
This weekend will bring some well deserved time off, a talented photographer will cover the European championships in Tabor for me, expect some great photos on Monday!
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