Sunday 5 December 2010

It's Cross Time

It's always hard to find anything to write about at this time of year, and now is no different. Outside is covered in snow so I can't tell you about my training rides, there's no pro racing so I can't write about that and the Contador "did he, didn't he" debate is going nowhere fast.

So this week, as I was slipping to the shops on my mountain bike, I got thinking about cyclo-cross, an often forgotten aspect of our beloved sport. I have to admit cross was never really my thing. I can't quite put my finger on what it was about the cold, muddy, technical, fast, lung busting efforts involved that I never quite mastered! The post Christmas novelty event run by my club, Eagle CRC, was as far as my cross career went. But that doesn't mean I don't appreciate this most spectator friendly event.

And some people take it very seriously, especially the Americans and the Belgians. So here's two YouTube clips that'll take you into their world. Keep and eye out for Sven Nys bunny hopping the ditch - wow!

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