2017 World Cup #4 – Bogense

2017 World Cup #4 – Bogense


I will remember Bogense for many things, but the wind and the cold will be on the top of the list. I vividly remember chatting to a friend during the Waterloo World Cup just two months ago. It was a very hot day, we were all in t-shirts and shorts and we were complaining that it wasn’t proper cross weather. But I also said that we will think back to that day on the first bitterly cold day of the season and we would be reminiscing about the warm sunshine. That’s exactly what I was doing while I was standing next to the sea and was trying to stay warm in howling wind, that was froze everything that wasn’t covered by layers of textile.

Whether the course was good or not is hard to tell, many riders didn’t like it, as MdvP put it, the organisers tried to make it very technical, but, at too many sections, it became unrideable and proper minus degrees could render large parts of the course dangerous. From my point of view, it was a great course, the sea offered us a gorgeous backdrop in the late autumn sunshine and while the water spray from the waves was probably unpleasant both for us and for the riders, it was good for photos. Also, getting around was rather difficult, there needs to be a lot more crossing points. But by and large, it was a good course and I’m looking forward to the Worlds in 2019. We’ll see what lessons they will have learnt. Oh, and the catering was amazing. I had to add that.

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Loris Rouiller at UCI Cyclocross World Cup #4 - Bogense, DEN

Start at UCI Cyclocross World Cup #4 - Bogense, DEN

Ryan Cortjens at UCI Cyclocross World Cup #4 - Bogense, DEN

Luke Verburg at UCI Cyclocross World Cup #4 - Bogense, DEN

Loris Rouiller at UCI Cyclocross World Cup #4 - Bogense, DEN

Warm up at UCI Cyclocross World Cup #4 - Bogense, DEN

Thomas Pidcock at UCI Cyclocross World Cup #4 - Bogense, DEN

Sieben Wouters at UCI Cyclocross World Cup #4 - Bogense, DEN

Spectators at UCI Cyclocross World Cup #4 - Bogense, DEN

Thomas Pidcock at UCI Cyclocross World Cup #4 - Bogense, DEN

Tanguy Turgis at UCI Cyclocross World Cup #4 - Bogense, DEN

Jet wash at UCI Cyclocross World Cup #4 - Bogense, DEN

Toon Vandebosch and Sven Vanthourenhout at UCI Cyclocross World Cup #4 - Bogense, DEN

Sanne Cant at UCI Cyclocross World Cup #4 - Bogense, DEN

Ida Erngren at UCI Cyclocross World Cup #4 - Bogense, DEN

Helen Wyman at UCI Cyclocross World Cup #4 - Bogense, DEN

Rebecca Fahringer at UCI Cyclocross World Cup #4 - Bogense, DEN

Ida Erngren at UCI Cyclocross World Cup #4 - Bogense, DEN

Andrew Juiliano at UCI Cyclocross World Cup #4 - Bogense, DEN

Elite men's start at UCI Cyclocross World Cup #4 - Bogense, DEN

Wout Van Aert at UCI Cyclocross World Cup #4 - Bogense, DEN

Tim Merlier at UCI Cyclocross World Cup #4 - Bogense, DEN

Jens Adams UCI Cyclocross World Cup #4 - Bogense, DEN

Quinten Hermans at UCI Cyclocross World Cup #4 - Bogense, DEN

Wout Van Aert at UCI Cyclocross World Cup #4 - Bogense, DEN

Toon Aerts at UCI Cyclocross World Cup #4 - Bogense, DEN

Mathieu van der Poel at UCI Cyclocross World Cup #4 - Bogense, DEN

Lars van der Haar at UCI Cyclocross World Cup #4 - Bogense, DEN

Stephen Hyde at UCI Cyclocross World Cup #4 - Bogense, DEN

Corne van Kessel at UCI Cyclocross World Cup #4 - Bogense, DEN

Mathieu van der Poel at UCI Cyclocross World Cup #4 - Bogense, DEN

VIP at UCI Cyclocross World Cup #4 - Bogense, DEN

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