Jan 19, 2017 - Catch up with the Tour Down Under - Reports, results, quotes and video action. Top Story is the possible loss of Putte-Kappellen. Other cycling news: Wild Cards for the Giro and Classics, Canadian team for cyclocross Worlds, surgery for Devriendt, no team for Paolini, Doull has appendix operation, training with Bahrain-Merida, new riders for Caja Rural and birthday celebrations for Chaves. Loads of EUROTRASH to get through!
Rider Interview: As the cyclocross season builds to a climax with the World championships on January the 29th in Bieles, Luxembourg; the National championships last week gave us a clue to who is on form. In the US, Stephen Hyde took the national title, but it wasn't all plain sailing. Ed Hood got the story from the man himself.
Jan 09, 2017 - Wout Van Aert won the Belgian championships and Mathieu van der Poel won in Holland. Reports and video. New Hour Record - TOP STORY. Other cycling news: Australian and New Zealand championships, Sky Down Under, Assos for US events, Kristoff to Bessèges, Quick-Step to San Juan, Nizzolo in Dubai, ASO buy German race, E3 Harelbeke course, Bahrain-Merida presentation and Contador takes a ride.
Jan 02, 2017 - The teams are showing off their new jerseys and new riders, Philippe Gilbert looks good! Brian Cookson says the WorldTour does not affect the smaller races. All the cyclocross results with video from Baal, Loenhout and Bredene. Cycling news: Meersman retires, LottoNl Down Under, Wanty for 2017, Sagan's new rainbow jersey, La Méditerranéenne, Quick-Step training and Contador's new kit. Happy New Year.
Dec 29, 2016 - No Tour of Qatar in 2017 - TOP STORY. Boxing Day cyclocross action from Heusden-Zolder with report, result and video. In other cycling news: Bradley Wigging retires again, signed jerseys from Lotto Soudal, Movistar sign Nuno Bico and Astana sign Truls Korsaeth, team for Eduard Vorganov, FDJ for Algarve, Dubai Tour teams, 2017 Tour de Langkawi route, Jens Voigt does the Everest Challenge and some retro Frank Vandenbroucke video.
Dec 26, 2016 - Merry Christmas from EUROTRASH. Top Story - Esteban Chaves receives award from cycling journalists. Race action: Cyclocross from Diegem with video, report and result. Van der Haar to return to racing, Qintana and Froome set out their 2017 season, De Gendt back up Mont Ventoux, Enzo Wouters knee surgery, Movistar re-sign riders and Gazprom-RusVelo new video. Plus home training for cyclocross.
Retro Interview: These last few months we’ve tracked down some of those colorful British cyclo-cross stars of the 70’s and 80’s – John Atkins and Chris Wreghitt have told their stories to PEZ. But perhaps the most colourful of them all was the man with the famous soccer star, ‘George Best Look’ and the lightest of bikes – Barry Davies.
Dec 22, 2016 - Looks like pro cycling has been saved by Abu Dhabi. The TJ Sport team will exist in 2017 thanks to a last minute deal with the Arab state - Top Story. A big bag of EuroTrash to empty: Stybar and Van der Haar return, Gaviria for the Giro, Gazprom presentation, Lotto Soudal and LottoNl-Jumbo talk 2017, no team for Marycz, Tour of Denmark, Bahrain and Nippo new jersey, Funvic suspended and Van Aert’s cross bike. Merry Christmas.
Dec 19, 2016 - Double win week-end for Mathieu van der Poel. Reports and video from Antwerp and Namur. Androni gets a license, but what about TJ Sport? - Top Story. Cycling news: Takenouchi sent home, Bolivia in Europe, Tirreno and San Juan '17, Ekimov president, Bahrain-Merida and TJ Sport training, new jerseys for Caja Rural and Bardiani, sponsor news from Baby-Dump. Greg Van Avermaet is Belgian sportsman of the year.
Dec 12, 2016 - It was an up and down weekend for the top cyclocross men, one win each for Van der Poel and Van Aert, results and video. TOP STORY is the funding cut at British Cycling. Other cycling news: Astana team presentation, Aru early season, BMC roster, Rodriguez retires (again), Skoda and Team Wiggins, Axeon Roster, Tankink at LottoNl-Jumbo, Cycling Academy, new job for Ekimov, la Vuelta 2017 and the Jayco Herald Sun Tour.
Dec 05, 2016 - Belgian race organizers fall out over dates - TOP STORY. Full weekend of cyclocross with the two top men sharing the victories, reports and video. Other cycling news: Katusha-Alpecin team launch, Tour de Yorkshire announced, Lotto Soudal, Will Routley and Tom Veelers retire, Cycling Academy sign riders and DS, Lang to Roth, De Maar to China, WM3 Pro on Ridley, clean Vuelta'16 and no Tour de France for Portsmouth in 2019.
Nov 28, 2016 - A double win at the weekend for Mathieu van der Poel and two 2nd places for Wout Van Aert. Full reports and video from Hamme and Zeven. War again between the race organizers and the UCI? - TOP STORY. Other cycling news: WorldTour and ProConti licenses, contract news from Cycling Academy and Caja Rural, Velits retires, Dimension Data show off their new kit and retro video of Jacques Anquetil. A full EUROTRASH sack to empty!
Interview: Second in our 'Best of British' cyclo-cross riders is Chris Wreghitt. He broke the stranglehold that John Atkins held on the National championships at only 18 years of age and still at school. From then on he was Britain's best man in the winter mud until a back injury in 1984 forced him out of the sport at only 25. Ed Hood got the full story from school cycling to the World championships.
Nov 14, 2016 - A successful weekend of cyclo-cross for Mathieu van der Poel. Video action from Asper-Gavere, Brabant and the Jaarmarktcross. Top Story is the sad story of an ex-pro doping his son. Other cycling news: Canadian team pursuit, Giant-Alpecin seek damages, CCB team roster, Rally signs McNulty, #RoadToBEAT team and video of the Tour de Trump. Monday EUROTRASH coffee time.
Nov 07, 2016 - Cyclocross weekend in Sint Niklaas and Ruddervoorde: reports and video. Rory Sutherland's new cafe is our Top Story. Other cycling news: Sky and Movistar show off their new clothing, Bahrain Merida announce new DS and look at the up-and-coming season, Movistar re-sign Fernández, TJ Sports pre-season meeting and Valerio Conti up-date. Video look-back by the Direct Energie team. Monday EuroTrash coffee?
Rider Interview: Young Yorkshireman Tom Pidcock took the Junior European cyclocross title in Pont Château, France at the weekend. Ed Hood managed to have a word with the busy boy on the Monday after to hear all about the race and his promising future, be it cross, track or on the road.
November arrives as the halfway point for the USA Cycling Professional Cyclo-cross Calendar (Pro CX), the highest level of professional cyclo-cross racing in the United States. This year’s Pro CX calendar features 44 scoring events, with a total of 23 races completed since September.
Nov 03, 2016 - Today's EUROTRASH TOP STORY - Moreno Argentin and Aitor Gonzalez have been bad boys. Result and video from the Koppenbergcross. Other cycling news: Amgen Tour of California route, partnership between RideLondon and Velon, contract news from Bahrain, LottoNl, Rally and BMC. Video teaser of the 2017 Cyclocross World Championships. Thursday coffee time.
Team Giant-Alpecin's Lars van der Haar (NED) continues his cyclocross calendar this November with another busy month of DVV Verzekeringen Trofee, Hansgrohe Superprestige and UCI World Cup races.
Interview: If you are of a certain age, the name Mike Kluge will bring back memories of a cyclo-cross champion who was a handy road rider that turned to mountain biking, at the same time starting his own bike manufacturing company. As we are fully into the cyclo-cross season, Ed Hood had to have a word with the multi-talented Mr. Kluge.
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