In #SVENNESS 2.4 we recap the first UCI World Cup race of the season, which took place at Valkenburg. The ep focuses on race management in the early moments, a tricky descent, disc brakes, power sections and bad luck. But more than anything #SVENNESS 2.4 focuses on the arrival of Lars van der Haar. We know he's the fastest off the blocks and can finish among the best in the world, but can he win?
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In this episode, #SVENNESS makes a stop at the GP Mario De Clercq. We look at the muddy, hilly terrain and highlight cornering, run-ups, choosing a line and knowing when to pit. We also take a look at the start. And remember kids, there are no rain jackets in cyclocross.
Season 2 of #SVENNESS starts at the Soudal GP Neerpelt, the first European cross race of the season with all of the big names on hand. We look at some of the basics here, like shouldering the bike, riding in sand and reading the course. And then watch as the race unfolds and the decisive moves are made.
In #SVENNESS 2.2 we take a look at the relatively unspectacular course at the GP Albert Van Damme Laarne. But you don't need an amazing course to have amazing racing. Maybe it was the emotion of Amy Dombroski's passing and the moment of silence before the race that motivated the Fidea Telenet crew, but they were not going to be denied on this day.
In #SVENNESS 2.5 we look at the Superprestige Ruddervoorde. The race features a lot of turns, a nice rhythm section, some sand, and a whole lot of looking around. A windy day on a course that didn't have many super technical features made for a strategic race. We focus on running vs. riding, carrying the bike and some start strategy.
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