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An opus on Belgian cycling culture.
An opus on Belgian cycling culture.
Houffa Gravel plants the flag as the first gravel race in Belgium, and one of the 12 Gravel World Series events.
Eamon Lucas will never win the Tour de France. But the boisterous Californian has succeeded where other Americans have failed in Belgium's kermesse scene.
A regional decree could sideline upcoming pro cycling races in Belgium, through the end of March.
Our roundup of reports from pro road-race championships worldwide
Belgium goes one-two-three in the junior men's race at the UCI Cyclocross World Championships, shutting the host nation out of the medals
A rare Belgian-free podium, worlds in the U.S. and a new international squad may herald the globalization of cyclocross
Belgians take the seven top places
Worlds are back in Belgium
Belgium closed out its busiest two weeks more or less the same way it has for more than a decade: with Sven Nys standing atop the podium here in his hometown race, waving to a crowd of thousands who have packed the muddy slopes of the low-slung Balenberg hill to cheer on a Belgian legend.
1. Jan DENUWELAERE, (BEL), in 57:11 2. Zdenek STYBAR, (CZE), in 3. Dieter VANTHOURENHOUT, (BEL), in 57:23 4. Niels ALBERT, (BEL), in 57:36 5. Michael VANTHOURENHOUT, (BEL), in 57:38
Houffalize is one of the classic venues on the World Cup circuit with some of the most enthusiastic and knowledgeable fans in the world. On tap for the weekend is XC and four-cross.
Zdenek Stybar is the champion of the 2009-10 Superprestige cyclocross series.
Upstate New York community ponies up $100K to keep World Cup race; news not so good for World Cup stop in Belgium.
World champion Niels Albert (BKCP-Powerplus) wins the sixth round of the Superprestige cyclocross series in Diegem, Belgium.
The third round of the 2009 Superprestige cyclocross series is in Gavere, Belgium.
Held in the Ardennes since 1892, "La Doyenne" ("the old one") is organized by ASO, owner and operator of the Tour de France, Paris-Roubaix and other major events.
Part of the UCI Historic calendar, La Flèche Wallonne ("the Walloon arrow") begins in Charleroi and travels east to Huy.
In cycling-mad Belgium, the Tour of Flanders is second in popularity only to Paris-Roubaix, which comes a week after.
For 2010, Ghent-Wevelgem moves from its traditional Wednesday spot to the more prestigious Sunday slot.
The fourth round of the UCI Cyclocross World Cup is in Koksijde, Belgium.
American Katie Compton (Spike Shooter) and Belgian Erwin Vervecken (Fidea) won the fourth round of the cyclocross World Cup, the Cross of Koksijde Dunes, in Belgium on Saturday. Compton outsprinted world champion Hanka Kupfernagel, beating the German by one second to the line on Saturday. Kupfernagel, who won her fourth world cyclocross title in January, finished 17 seconds ahead of Holland's Daphny van den Brand. Compton’s win moves her to seventh place in the overall World Cup standings, with 110 points, well behind Kupfernagel’s solid first place, with 220.
Despite a shaky start, two crashes and constant pressure from a top field, Sven Nys still took the win in the fourth round of the UCI World Cup of cyclocross on Saturday in Koksijde, Belgium. Holland's Daphny van den Brand took the win in the women's race, finishing seven seconds ahead of American Katie Compton (Spike-Shooter). In the men's race, the current World Cup leader and reigning champion, Nys scored his third successive win at Koksijde, riding away from the competition on the last of 10 laps of a tough, sandy and hilly 2.775km course. Nys, who often dominates ‘cross
Sven Nys (Rabobank) displayed his dominance once again in round six of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup on Saturday, riding away from an elite lead group to a solo victory in Koksijde, Belgium. The World Cup leader and Belgian national champion had been at the head of a lead group containing teammates Gerben De Knegt and Sven Vanthourenhout, Bart Wellens (Fidea), and John Gadret (Ag2r Prevoyance). With five laps to go, Nys had begun chipping away at the group, and a lap later it was three Rabobank riders off the front through the start-finish area. Then Nys stepped on the gas, leaving his
Erwin Vervecken won the fourth round of the cyclo-cross World Cup on Saturday in Koksijde, outsprinting compatriots Sven Nys and Ben Berden. It was the 32-year-old Belgian’s first victory of the season, and the fourth time he has won in Koksijde. Belgian racers dominated on the sandy circuit, led by a six-rider group that included Vervecken, Nys, Berden, Tom Vannoppen, Sven Vanthourenhout and world champion Bart Wellens. Wellens fell victim to a puncture, while Vanthourenhout simply fell off the pace. Unwilling to trust his chances in a sprint finish, Nys tried to make a break in the