Cyclocross Social Podcast
By Noah van Putten
The podcast of Cyclocross Social, where we (Noah, Tom, Issam and Twan) talk about Cyclocross every week. Race Previews, Analysis and also sometimes we are joined by a former or current Pro Rider for a Special Episode.
Cyclocross Social Podcast: UCI Worldcup Iowa preview (Episode 14)
Another day, another episode of the cyclocross social podcast! Today Noah and Twan take a look ahead at already the next round of the UCI worldcup cyclocross, the jinglecross in Iowa City. After looking at the parcours and the weather, we look at the mens race. A battle between Iserbyt and Hermans is predicted. But there are some serious outsiders like Vanthourenhout, Aerts, Van der Haar and Ronhaar. We also discuss Vincent Baestaens and Gage Hecht. For the womens race it looks to be another duel Vos Brand. Who will come out on top this time, and can perhaps someone else step up and fight them? Could Betsema or Pieterse do taht, as they looked good in the US so far. Or perhaps we should look at Vas to do it, or maybe even Neff if she can bounce back! Listen to everything on the Jingle Cross in Iowa here!
October 15, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: UCI Worldcup Fayetteville (Episode 13)
In this episode of the Cyclocross Social Podcast Noah talks about the second round of the UCI cyclocross worldcup in Fayetteville Arkansas. Todays topics are; The fabulous win of Quinten Hermans, who claimed his first ever major win. What was key to his win, and were did it go wrong for Aerts and Iserbyt? The fantastic 8th place for Gage Hecht who became the first American to top 10 a worldup in 2219 day. The epic battle between Brand and Vos, with dramatic ending. The strong rides by Vas and Honsinger. Listen to this, and much more, in this episode of the cyclocrss social podcast!
October 14, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: UCI Worldcup Fayetteville preview (Episode 12)
The cyclocross social podcast is back for the 2021-22 cyclocross season! In this episode Noah and Issam take a look ahead at the second round of the UCI Worldcup in Fayetteville Arkansas! The first part of the podcast goed in on the parcours, and the predicted rainy weather. That combination could lead to a very tough race, as the parcours has plenty of climbing. Will this race be more of the same as what we saw in Waterloo? Or can Aerts and Hermans recover from their crashes and compete for the win with Iserbyt? And what about some strong outsiders such as Vanthourenhout and Vandeputte, what can they do? The womens race also looks to be an open battle. Can Vos strike again, or will Brand and Betsema be able to beat her? And obviously MTB starts Neff, Vas and Lecher cant be forgotten. Finally, this podcast also gives some extra information on what went down in Waterloo, because over the night some additional information became available to us.
October 12, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: UCI Worldcup Waterloo (Episode 11)
The cyclocross social podcast is back for the 2021-22 cyclocross season! In this episode Noah, Issam and Twan talk about the first round of the UCI Worldcup in Waterloo Wisconsin! The mens race had a lot of carnage in it. A shower of rain lead to a lot of crashes that influenced that race. Aerts, Hermans, Nys & Verstrynge all went down in the span of 2 corners. This is ofcourse discussed, as well as the fight between Iserbyt and Vanthourenhout. In the womens race most attention goes to the great duel between Vos and Brand, but also the other riders involved get the credits they deserve. Especially Neff, Vas and Clauzel did a super strong race. Ofcourse Betsema is also mentioned, who looked strong but had a mechanical issue potentially costing her the win. Listen to this and much more here!
October 11, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: UCI Worldcup Waterloo Preview (Episode 10)
The cyclocross social podcast is back for the 2021-22 cyclocross season! In this episode Noah and Tom talk at the first round of the UCI Worldcup in Waterloo Wisconsin! The podcast starts with a brief touch upon the new worldcup. How do Tom and Noah feel about the rule changes? After that they dive into the race preview. What can we expect from the parcours? What type of riders can we expect? Will Iserbyt and Aerts fight it out again? And what about the womens race? So many names at the startline. All cyclocross riders are at the startline, but also Richards, Neff, Vos and Vas are there! More than enough again!!
October 8, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Superprestige Gieten + Paris-Roubaix (Episode 9)
The cyclocross social podcast is back for the 2021-22 cyclocross season! In this episode Noah, Twan and Issam talk at the first round of the Superprestige in Gieten! Todays talking points: The great battle between Aerts and Iserbyt who fought out in an intense battle for the win. This was also the first non Pauwels Sauzen Bingoal win this season! How did Aerts pull the win towards him, and where did Hermans lose it? Also enough talk about Pim Ronhaar, Lars van der Haar and Tom Meeusen for the mens race. The womens race focuses on the battle between Brand and Betsema. What conclusions can we draw upon the first race of Brand's season? Where will this leave her for the rest of the season? To conclude the podcast we talk about an epic Paris Roubaix in which Van der Poel had a huge role! Listen to it all here!
October 4, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Ethias Cross Meulebeke (Episode 8)
The cyclocross social podcast is back for the 2021-22 cyclocross season! In this episode Noah and Twan talk about the fourth race of the season: The Ethias Cross in Meulebeke! The mens race in Meulebeke was a different one compared to the weeks before. No Eli Iserbyt win to talk about this time, but a win for his Teammate Michael Vanthourenhout to discuss! Behind him Aerts fought out a major battle with Sweeck and Hermans for the remaining podium places. We express our opinions on that aswell as on the 5th place of Eli Iserbyt. Behind that there was a lot of exciting talent ending in the top 10 to talk about. The womens race was also very exciting. Belgian champion Sanne Cant started her season with a win, but she needed to fight hard for it. Fresh world champion U19 on the road Zoe Backstedt didnt make the life of Cant easy. They fought hard, but ultimately Zoe had to settle for second. Her teammate Schreiber ended third, which is also impressive. After discussing the rest of the top 10 we go across the other races in Europe to talk about the results. Listen to it all here!
October 3, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Superprestige Gieten Preview (Episode 7)
The cyclocross social podcast is back for the 2021-22 cyclocross season! In this episode Noah, Twan and Issam take a look ahead at the first round of the Superprestige in Gieten! For the mens race the big favorites are discusses. Who can beat Eli Iserbyt? Can Toon Aerts do it, after taking a week of rest? Or can his team mate Lars van der Haar do it, as he has been on good form this season! Of course Laurens Sweeck and Quinten Hermans can't be forgotten. We also discuss our expectations for Thibau Nys and Joris Nieuwenhuis, who both start their season in Gieten. For the womens race the big question is: What will world champion Lucinda Brand do at her return to cyclocross? Can she immediately compete with Betsema and Kastelijn who have been on fine form throughout the season so far? And what about Worst and Alvarado? Will they be able to bounce back after a start to their season which wasn’t great? Listen to it all here!
October 1, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Ethias Cross Bredene + WC Road(Episode 6)
The cyclocross social podcast is back for the 2021-22 cyclocross season! In this episode Noah, Twan and Issam talk about the third race of the season: The Ethias Cross in Bredene! On a warm autumn day in September the cyclocross field gathered in Beringen for the third race of the season. It was Eli Iserbyt who again took advandtage of the fact that Pauwels Sauzen bingoal had the strongest team. He took his third win of the season after playing the teamgame. Sweeck and Vanthourenhout completed the party, by making it a 1-2-3. We also discuss Quinten Hermans who started his season with a 4th place! The womens race was more interesting, so there is also more talk about that. How did Piterse, Worst and Alvarado do on their first race of the season compared with Betsema and Kastelijn? And what does Pieterse doing rappid bunny hops tell us for the rest of the season? Finally we also discus the Road Worldchampionships in Leuven as there was a lot of cyclocross success there. Listen to it all here!
September 27, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Ethias Cross Beringen (Episode 5)
The cyclocross social podcast is back for the 2021-22 cyclocross season! In this episode Noah, Twan and Issam talk about the second race of the season: The Ethias Cross in Beringen! Main point of discussion is the mens race in which a lot happened. Iserbyt took the win, but all his rivals had bad luck. Could van der haar or Aerts have won without the bad luck? Ofcourse there is also attention for the podium of Daan Soete, and the top 10 of Witse Meeussen. The second part of the podcast is about the womens race where Kastelijn was super strong, and Betsema looked a bit worse. To finish off the podcast there is a short talk about racing outside of Belgium, and the World cahmpionship ITT on the road! Listen to it all here!
September 20, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Ethias Cross Lokeren (Episode 4)
The cyclocross social podcast is back for the 2021-22 cyclocross season! In this episode Noah and Issam talk about the first race of the season: The Ethias Cross in Lokeren! They discuss the rapid season start by Eli Iserbyt. The surprise second place by Lars van der Haar, and the solid ride by Vanthourenhout for third place. There is also attention for other riders in, and outside, the top 10. Special mentions for some U23 riders. After the mens race, the womens race is discussed. A race where pauwels sauzen brought home a 1-2 with Betsema and Van Empel. After discussing the race, and results there is time to briefly adress some other news. The C2 race in Germany, but also the European road championships where Thibau Nys won the title! Listen to it all here!
September 12, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Ethias Cross Lokeren Preview (Episode 3)
The cyclocross social podcast is back for the 2021-22 cyclocross season! In this episode Noah, Issam and Twan take a look ahead at the first race of the season: The Ethias Cross in Lokeren! Who will come out of the startblocks the best? WIl it be Iserbyt again? Or can Toon Aerts strike back after a few somewhat disapointing seasons. But what about the likes of Sweeck, Vanthourenhout, Vandeputte and Vandenbosch? Can they be a threat for Iserbyt and Aerts? There is also time enough to take a look ahead at the Womens race, where Betsema looks to be the clear favourtie for the win. But last years numbers 1 and 2, Bakker and Van Alphen are looking to grab that win aswell! And what can U23 World champion Fem van Empel do? Listen to it all here!
September 10, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Womens Pre-Season Preview (Episode 2)
The cyclocross social podcast is back for the 2021-22 cyclocross season! In this episode Noah and Twan take a look ahead at the upcoming season for the women. Where do the 4 big riders; Brand, Betsema, Alvarado and Worst stand? How will they do this year, in comparison with last year? There is also more than enough time to discuss the big pack of challengers including Pieterse, Bakker and Vas. Who of these riders will be make the biggest step, and can perhaps be a threat for the big names? Finally the transfers of this summer are discussed, and there is a short talk about young talent that is storming up the ranks. More than enough to talk about, so listen to it all here!
September 9, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Mens Pre-Season Preview (Episode 1)
The cyclocross social podcast is back for the 2021-22 cyclocross season! In this episode Noah, Tom, Issam and Twan take a look ahead at the upcoming season for the men. Where do the 3 stars of cyclocross, Pidcock, Van der Poel and Van Aert stand? What will the pure cyclocross riders: Iserbyt, Aerts, Sweeck and Vanbthourenhout do this year? And what about Quinten Hermans? The big transfers of this summer are also discussed, the biggest move being Ronhaar moving to Trek Baloise from Pauwels Sauzen. There is also attention for young talent. What will Nys and Verstrynge be up to this year? And are there any other talents waiting for their chance? Listen to it all in the first episode of the cyclocross soical podcast of the 2021-22 season!
September 7, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Mathieu van der Poel takes yellow in stage 2!! (S2 E7)
With a stunning attack it is Mathieu van der Poel who takes the yellow jersey after stae 2 in the Tour de France!! Noah and Issam dive into the stage. What happened with Alaphilippe? How long can Van der Poel keep the jersey? And what about Van Aert? Can he still do anything this tour? Find it out here!
June 28, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Tour de France preview (S2 E6)
Noah and Issam take a short look ahead at the Tour de France. The main focus is on the 3 big cyclocross riders participating. What can Van Aert, Van der Poel and Merlier do this Tour? What have the previous races told us about their form? Listen to it here!
June 25, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Van Aert and Pidcock dominate the Amstel Gold Race (S2 E5)
Noah, Twan and Issam talk about the 2021 Amstel Gold Race. A wild race in which Van Aert and Pidcock showed themselves. It ultimately came down to a mm sprint in which Van Aert took the win! We discuss our thoughts about it. Also attention for Ben Tullet, Quinten Hermans and Clement Venturini who road good races. We end the Podcast with a short mention of Orts
April 19, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Van der Poel and Van Aert show themselves in the classics (S2 E4)
Noah talks with Twan and Tom about the classic road season. We cover the races between Tirreno and Ronde. All races in which Van der Poel, Van Aert and Vermeersch have shown themselves once more. Listen to our take on their races here!
April 8, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Sweeck to Tormans? & EC in Spain? (S2 E3)
Noah talks with Tom, Issam and Twan about some cyclocross news. First of all, the big news: Sweeck is linked to leave Bingoal and join Tormans. WIll this actually happen though? and why would Sweeck want to leave? Then after that, a Spanish race that wants to host the European championships, and eventually become worldcup. Find out which race it is here! To conclude the episode, some speculation about the new worldcup. Which races will fill in the 2 empty slots?? Listen to it all here!
March 15, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Strade Bianche, cyclocross on road bikes(S2 E2)
Noah, Twan and Issam sit together and talk about the road race that comes the closes to cyclocross, the strade Bianche. White roads, cyclocross riders and a fantastic race more then enough to talk about. How insane was the attack of Van der Poel? and why cant he do this on the Koppenberg? How come Van Aert was struggling a bit? and what did the race of Pidcock tell him? This, and a part about Merlier and Vermeesch all just under 25min
March 8, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Pidcock and Merlier impress in opening races (S2 E1)
The cyclocross social podcast is back! Noah and Issam talk about how the cyclocross riders did in the openings races of the Belgian classics season. On todays program: Cyclocross start Tom Pidcock made his debut for INEOS. He immediately impressed us by being in the break in omloop and ending third in kuurne. What are our thoughts on that? Then, Tim Merlier. After a rough cyclocross season, he returned to racing with a bang. After an average Kuurne, he won Le Samyn. What does this tell us about his career and future? Finally, we end with a bit of talking about a couple of other riders who did some cyclocross this winter and had a good start such as Turgis, Haussler and Russo. Lister to it all here!
March 5, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: End of season podcast Sint Niklaas & Oostmalle (episode 56)
Noah, Issam, Twan and Tom sit together to talk about the final races of the season. The Ethias cross in Sint Niklaas and the Sluitingsprijs in Oostmalle. 2 Different races, but with pretty similar scenarios. 4 Wins for Pauwels Sauzen. 2x Betsema, 1x iserby and 1x Sweeck. What do these end of season wins tell us? And what about the riders who ended on the podium? Such as Van der Haar and Aerts? or the riders in the top 10? Such as Francx and Ruegg? Listen to it all here!
February 22, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: X²O Trofee Brussels (Episode 55)
Noah talks about the last X20 Trofee race of the season in Brussels with Noah and Twan. On the program today: The win of Tonn Aerts and the once again strong showing by the Tormans duo Hermans and van Kessel. Also an interesting debate about races after the worldchampionships. Do they add something to the season? Or should the season perhaps end with the Worldchampionships? Also on the program: Discussion about the womens race where Brand and Betsema fought for the overall win, but ALvarado took the stage win. What was there to say about the performances of these riders? Listen to it all here!
February 15, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Ethias Cross Eeklo (episode 54)
Noah talks about the Ethias cross in Eeklo with Issam. Today they talk about the first win of the season of Quinten Hermans and the Tormans team, the teamwork of Van Kessel, the good ride of Aerts and the ride of Nys and Ruegg. Also enough to mention about the womens race where Betsema won(again) in front of bakker. But what went down in that last lap? And what was up with worldchampion Brand? Listen to it here!!
February 14, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: X²O Trofee Lille (Episode 53)
Noah and Issam talk about the 2nd to last round of the X2O Trofee in Lille. A race on a snowy parcours where Sweeck once again was the strongest. But once again their were questions about the tactics of the Pauwels sauezen guys. Vanthourenhout endend second and Van Kessel got the first podium for Tormans this season by ending third! also a mention for Orts who road his last race of the season, ending 7th. The second part is a long talk about the womens race. A wide open race with 4 women batteling for the win almost the entire race. Who came out on top and where was the difference made? And did Betsema really want to ride into the pits? Listen to it all here!
February 8, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Superprestige Middelkerke (Episode 52)
Noah talks about the last race of the Superprestige in the 2020/21 season in Middelkerke. Todays hot topic: The team tactics that were imprelemted today by both Pauwels Sauzen and Bingoal Trek. Was it right to make Sweeck, Vanthourenhout and Van der Haar wait? Find out what we think! We also talk about Kuhn, Orts and Van Kessel. The second part of the podcast focuses on the womens race. A race where Betsema easily won and Brand almost still lost the Superprestige. Hear our thoughts about that, and a lot more by listening to the podcast!
February 7, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Superprestige Middelkerke preview (Episode 51)
Noah and Issam take a brief look ahead at the last round of the Superprestige cyclocross 2020/21. Who will grab the victory in absence of the likes of Van der Poel, Van Aert and Pidcock? Will it be Aerts, or one of the Pauwels-Sauzen Bingoal riders? Or will Tormans perhaps grab their first podium of the season? And what about the womens race? Will Alvarado take revenge for her defeat last weekend? Or will it be Brand who claims the win? And of course, we cant forget about the other like Worst, Honsinger and Bakker. Listen to it all here!
February 5, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Worldchampionships cyclocross Men elite + Women U23 (Episode 50)
Noah talks about the second day of racing at the UCI Cyclocross worldchampionships in Ostend/Oostende 2021. The day of the much anticipated mens elite race. It turned out to be an anticlimactic race due to a crash of Van der Poel and a puncture of Van Aert. Both are discussed in the podcast. Also enough attention for the battle for third between Pidcock and Sweeck. The second part of the podcast is dedicated to the Womens U23 race where Fem van Empel took home the worldtitle making it 4 out of 4 for The Netherlands. But could Vas or Van der Heijden have done naything to prevent that? Listen to it all here!
February 1, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Worldchampionships cyclocross Women elite + Men U23 (Episode 49)
Noah talks about a great first day at the worldchampionships cyclocross with Tom, Twan and Issam. In the first part they talk about the Womens race. Most important qestions that are discussed are: Where did Worst come from? Did Betsema giva away this race? And what about that incident in the last lap? But we also talk about the crash of Alvarado and Cant. The second part is about the Mens U23 where it was Pim Ronhaar who Beat Kamp and Kielich to the world title. What were the key takeaways there? Who failed to preform and who overpreformed? Listen it all here!
January 31, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Worldchampionship preview with Anna Kay (Episode 48)
Noah talks with Anna Kay about her race at the Worldchampionships in Oostende. What does she think about the parcours? Does it suit her? And what are her ambitions? We also talk about her season so far. How did it go? What steps did she make and how is she feeling going towards the championship? There is also some talk about the very high level of the starting field in the U23 category? Who of those strong riders does she think is her biggest opponent? All questions that are awnsered in this podcast!
January 30, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Worldchampionships cyclocross Men elite + Women U23 preview (Episode 47)
Noah takes a look ahead at the worldchampionship cyclocross in Oostend with Tom, Issam and Twan. In this second part they take a look ahead at the Mens elite and Womens U23 race. What do we know about the parcours today after the first official training? The mens race looks to be a titanic battle between Van Aert and Van der Poel? Who has the upperhand, who finds the perfect parcours and who will ultimately win? Also attention for the riders on the second row like Vanthourenhout, Sweeck and Pidcock. And how could we almost forget 3 time world champion Stybar? The Womens U23 race is more open than ever! The list 6 or 7 favourites includes the likes of Bakker, Van der Heijde, Kay, Vas and Van Empel. Listen to it all here!
January 29, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Worldchampionships cyclocross Women elite + Men U23 preview (Episode 46)
Noah takes a look ahead at the worldchampionship cyclocross in Oostend with Tom, Issam and Twan. In this first part they take a look ahead at the Womens elite and Mens U23 race. What does the parcours look like? How will the sand influence the race? And how will the weather influence the parcours? And what about the tide? The womens race looks to be a 3 way battle, but how will the race been ridden? Who has to do what to become champion? And who are the outsiders? The Mens U23 race has 1 clear favourite aswell, Kamp. But there are a lot of others who will make it hard for him. Listen to it all here!
January 28, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Worldcup Overijse (episode 45)
Noah talks about the latest cyclocross with Issam and Twan. Today they talk about the last round of the Worldcup cyclocross in Overijse. The last race before the worldchampionships in Oostend. A race in which we couldnt see a true battle between Van Aert and Van der Poel because of a puncture. But what did this race tell us about their form? And what about the U23 riders like Kamp and Ronhaar? In the womens race we saw a wide open race. A lot to discuss about that one because Alvarado won again, but Bakker, Brand and Betsema all did things worth discussing. Listen to it here!
January 25, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: X²O Trofee Hamme (Episode 44)
Noah talks about the X2O Trofee in Hamme with Twan. Todays podcast is a mainly about trying to figure out what was really going on. Who was sandbagging? who had a hard week of training? who isnt good enough for the world champs in Oostend? Ofcourse we also dive into todays race, where van der poel and Alvarado both won, and Brand finished outside of the podium for the first time this season!
January 24, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Worldcup Overijsse Preview (episode 43)
Noah takes a look ahead at the last round of the worldcup in Overijsse with Issam and Twan. On the program, were do van der poel and pidcock stand after their training session in spain? What about Iserbyt who doesnt start? and who will win the worldcup? The womens race looks to be between the 3 usual suspects, Brand, Alvarado and Betsema. But Honsinger and Vas are on the hunt! Listen to it all here!
January 22, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Check in with Michael van den Ham (episode 42)
Noah checks in with Canadian champion Michael Van den Ham. They talk about his career. From fram, to a pro cyclocross riders in Europe. How was it for him to start cycling, and how was he able to make that step to Europe? More in depth talk about this current season with the standout performance in Dendermonde where he got 17th and the DSQ in Baal. Finally a short look ahead at the rest of his goals!
January 20, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Zilvermeercross Mol (episode 41)
Noah talks about the latest cyclocross race with Issam. On todays program, the zilvermeercross in Mol. Belgian champion Wout van Aert was there to do business and he took home the win infront of Sweeck and Van der Haar. Further behind there were some interesting battles for the remaining places and the worldchampionship selection between the likes of Soete, D Sweeck and Adams. The womens race brought us a battle between Brand and Betsema. How did this battle go and what did it tell us for the worldchampionships in Oostende? Find it out here!
January 17, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Check in with Maghalie Rochette (episode 40)
Noah checks in to talk with Maghalie Rochette. THe current Pan-American and Canadian champion talks about her career. How did she start racing, and how was it to do that in Canada? How did she eventually make the step to come and race in Europe? Also a long discussion about the current season. What struggles did the pandemic cause her? How did the racing start an go for her? And where is she standing now after an ankle injury? Finally we discuss some goals for the remainder of the season!
January 13, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: National championships (episode 39)
Noah talks about cyclocross with Issam and Twan. Todays podcast is about the National championships cyclocross. Most attention goes out to the Belgian championships where both Van Aert as Cant claimed the title. however it wasnt easy and there was some drama off the bike to talk about. Also attention for the other national championships such as the Suisse, Czechian and Italian ones! Listen to it here!
January 11, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: National championships preview (episode 38)
Noah takes a look ahead at the National championships cyclocrss that take place all over europe this weekend with Issam and Twa. On the program: Belgium where the question is who can beat Van Aet and Cant? France: Where we are expecting Venturini and a battle between a lot of woman! Spain: Where we expect Orts and Blanco Italy: We expect a 2 way battle in both races Swiss: Open races in both categories Czechia: We expect Toupalik to do bits! More then enough to talk about, and listen to!
January 8, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Check in with Zoe Backstedt (episode 37)
Noah talks with one of the rising stars in the womens cyclocross scene, Zoe Backstedt. The winner of the first U19 womens worldcup race talks about her season so far. A season where she had a lot of good results, but also a season that was severely influenced by covid.l Due to that most races got cancelled, but still that one race stands out. The win in Tabor. What is left for her to ride this season? and what are her future goals? Find it out by giving it a listen here!
January 6, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Worldcup Hulst (episode 36)
Noah talkes about the 4th round of the worldcup in Hulst, where we had a masterclass cyclocross given to us by Mathieu van der Poel who dominated the race. Behind him it were Pidcock Van Aert and Vanthourenhout who fought it out for the rest of the podium places. Also some attention for Aerts and the crash of Iserbyt who might be out for a while In the womensrace it was Betsema who showed her class by leading from start to finish. Behind her it was Brand who secured the win in the worldcup by getting second in front of Alvarado. her more about the rest of the top 10 by listening to the podcast!
January 4, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Gullegem, Troyes and Hittnau (Episode 35)
A busy episode where Noah talks cyclocross with Issam and Tom. Today 3 races on our program. First of all the Hexia cross in Gullegem with van der poel at the start to battle it out with Pidcock for the win. Cant VS Vas VS Van der Heijden in the womens race. A Wide open C1 race in Troyes, France, with David van der Poel V Venturini but also a wide open womens race with Zoe Backsted participating. Final race on the program is the EKZ Cross in Hittnau with a Suisse battle for the win between Ruegg and Kuhn, and Lechner V Majerus in the womens race. Also a short look ahead at hulst!
January 3, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: X²O Trofee Baal (Episode 34)
Noah talks cyclocross on new years day with Issam and Twan. Todays talk is about the X2O Trofee in Baal where it was Van der Poel who beat Van Aert and Pidcock, but how did this happen? and what about classification leader Iserbyt? The womens race brought us a battle between Brand and Alvarado. We discussed the key moments of that races aswell as some other riders. New this year is our U23 rankings where we look at the favourites for the Worldchampionships later this month. Finally we take a look ahead at the racing in Gullegem, Hittnau and Troyes which all take place tomorrow!
January 2, 2021
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Ethias Cross Bredene (episode 33)
Noah talks about the latest cyclocross race with Twan. On todays program: The Ethias cross in Bredene. Not the most exiting day of racing, but still a few things to talk about. For instance, the win of van der poel, puncture of Aerts and crash of Vanthourenhout. Also a bit longer discussion about the race of Cleppe who rode his last race of his career because his contract at Telenet didnt get extended. The womens race wasnt the most exiting race either, because Vas decided to become Van der Poel. But the battle for second between Franck, Cant and Honsinger was something fun. Also some new names in the back end of the top 10 that were worth mentioning. Finally we take a look ahead at the X2O Trofee in Baal which takes place tomorrow!
December 31, 2020
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Worldcup Dendermonde (episode 32)
Noah talks the latest cyclocross with Issam. On todays program, the almost cancelled Worldcup in Dendermonde where Wout van Aert showed his raw power by winning the race with almost 3min on Van der Poel. In third place we found a suffering Toon Aerts. How did these riders play out there race? and what about WC Leader Vanthourenhout? In the womens race there was an impressive ride by Brand to make it 3/3 in the WOrldcup with Honsinger again in second and Alvarado in third. But a lot more happened in that race, such as a 4th place for Van Empel but a blowup for her Teammate Betsema. Listen it all here!
December 28, 2020
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Superprestige Heusden-Zolder (episode 31)
Noah talks cyclocross on boxing day with Issam and Twan. On the program today: The Superprestige Cyclocross in Huesden-Zolder. What exactly happened in that eventful mens race with a lot of incidents? How did these incidents effect the riders, and the race? and what to these performances tell us for tomorrow? We also give our thoughts on the womens race with a 4 women sprint for the win, but could that have ended differently? Listen to it all here!
December 27, 2020
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Superprestige Heusden-Zolder and Worldcup Dendermonde Preview (episode 30)
Noah and Issam take a look ahead at a weekend of christmas cyclocross. On the program: The superprestige in Heusden Zolder on boxing day, and the Worldcup in Dendermonde on sunday. Will Brand and Van der Poel continue their domminance? or will others like van aert, pickock and alvarado step up and fight them? And how are things shaping up in the classifications? Listen to it all here!
December 25, 2020
Cyclocross Social Podcast: X²O Trofee Herentals (Episode 29)
Noah talks about the 4th round of the X2O Trofee in Herentals with Issam and Twan. Talking points of the day: The new parcours, puncture of van der poel but ofcourse also the win of Van Aert and the dissapointing preformance of Iserbyt. As always we also talk about the Womens race where world champion Alvarado finally was able to take another win after her injury. But how did she do that? and where did brand make the mistake? Also attention for the strong rides by Honsinger and Vos!
December 24, 2020
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Ethias Cross Essen (episode 28)
Noah and Twan discuss the Ethias cross in Essen which took place on 22/12/2020. In the mens race it was Van der Poel who claimed his third victory of the season, in front of a strong Quinten hermans, and man of the moment Pidcock in third. Also some attention for some riders who finish in the top 10 less frequently like Cleppe and Turner. The main story of the womens race was the comeback of Marriane Vos, who took the win straight away infront of some surprising names as Clauzel, Van der Heide and Kay. At the end we also took a look ahead at the X2O Trofee of Herentals which takes place tomorrow!
December 22, 2020
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Worldcup Namur (episode 27)
Noah talks cyclocross with Issam and Twan. Todays topic: The exciting worldcup in Namur where Van der Poel battled hard with Tom Pidcock and Wout van aert for the win, but ultimately winning! Nevertheless it was Vanthourenhout who kept the lead in the wordcup, also because Iserby had a mechanical at the start of the race. In the womens race it was a strong ride by Brand that gets most of the attention, but what about the puncture of Betsema? and the strong recovery rides by Honsinger and Richards? In the end we also took a look ahead at the ethias cross in Essen of this Tuesday.
December 21, 2020
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Worldcup Namur Preview (episode 26)
Noah takes a look ahead at the second round of the worldcup in Namur with Twan and Issam. Will Tom Pidcock take another win after his great performance in gavere? or will van der poel bounce back and claim a victory? And what about the womens race, where brand looks to be the clear favourite!
December 18, 2020
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Superprestige Gavere (Episode 25)
Noah talks more cyclocross with Twan and Issam. Todays talk is about the 6th round of the superprestife in Gavere where for the first time since 2013 a non NL/BE rider took the win. So obviously most attention went to the win of Pidcock who beat Mathieu van der Poel. Also some attention for the strong ride of Aerts and Mein. In the womens race it was Lucina Brand who once again clinched the victory making it 4 in a row in the Superprestige. Betsema got a decent second place in front of Alvarado. Honsinger was an impressive 4th. But there were some more interesting results to talk about. Last but not least som information about the cross in Spain
December 14, 2020
Cyclocross Social Podcast: X²O Trofee Antwerpen (Episode 24)
Noah talks cyclocross with Twan. Todays talking points: The comeback of Mathieu van der Poel who rode a great race in Antwerpen, but was fought hard by Iserbyt who maybe went over a line with his move on Hermans. Merlier and Vermeersch also made their comeback, but preformed less than Van der Poel did. The womens race is also discussed where it was Betsema who took home the win due to her fabulous ride trough the sand. Rider of moment Brand came just short of a 5th win in a row. Also a short preview about the Superprestige in gavere which takes place tomorrow!
December 13, 2020
Cyclocross Social Podcast: X²O Trofee Antwerpen preview (Episode 23)
Noah takes a look ahead at the X2O Badkamers Trofee in Antwerpen where Mathieu van der Poel is making his long anticipated return to cyclocross. He is followed by other Alpecin Fenix riders Tim Merlier and Gianni Vermeersch. Where do these riders stand against Iserby and Sweeck on this new parcours? And what about the womens race, where Alvarado wants revance for last weeks incident with Brand. Also Evi Richards is making her return to cyclocross! More then enough to talk about
December 11, 2020
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Check in with Cameron Mason (episode 22)
Noah checks in with Cameron Mason to talk about his season. A season that started off great with a bronze medal at the U23 European champs, but has come to a halt because of a broken collarbone. When will he be back in the field, and how is it going with him now? Also a part about how his move to Trintiny racing has helped him develop! So more then enough to listen to!
December 9, 2020
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Superprestige Boom (episode 21)
Noah talks the latest cyclocross with Twan and Issam. Today they talk about the fifth round of the superprestige held in Boom. There was an actionpacked mens race where Iserbyt battled with Wout van Aert, Toon Aerts and Michael Vanthourenhout for the win, with also a strong preformance of Thibau Nys. The womens race was one full of controversy, due to an incident in the pitzone between Brand and Alvarado. Enough to talk about!
December 7, 2020
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Superprestige Boom Preview (episode 20)
Noah takes a look ahead at the 5th round of the superprestige cyclocross in Boom with Tom and Twan. They talk about the expecations for both the men and the womens races, where victory is up for grabs. Will is be Iserby who takes the win? or can aerts bounce back? and what about Wout van Aert? Same questions can be asked for the womens race, where it could be Brand taking her 4th win in a row, but a lot of opponents stand between her and that win.
December 4, 2020
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Worldcup Tabor (episode 19)
Noah talks the latest cyclocross with Twan and Issam about what went on in the first round of the UCI World Cup held in Tabor on 29/11/2020. The mens race had a great 1V1 between Iserbyt and Vantourenhout, whilst Pidcock mad his return to the field. Wout van Aert also made a strong impression. The womens race was a decent one aswell, where Brand and Alvarado decided who won, with some suprising names behind them like Vas, Pieterse and Arzuffi. Also attention for the Youth races and another C2 race in Slovakia
November 30, 2020
Cyclocross Social Podcast: X²O trofee Kortrijk (Episode 18)
Noah talks about the latest cyclocross with Tom and Twan. What happened in the X2O badkamerstrofee held in Kortrijk where Wout van Aert made his comback into the field. He took on the battle with Iserbyt, Aerts and Vantourentout. Also attention for another fantastic womens race where Alvarado fought hard with Betsema and Brand once again on the fast, but tricky parcours. Finally the podcast ends with the results of a C2 Cross in Slovakia where Lander Loockx took the win
November 29, 2020
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Worldcup Tabor Preview (episode 17)
Noah talks with Issam and Tom about the start of the worldcup in Tabor held on 29/11/2020 WIth the return of Pidcock to the field, there is enough to talk about. How will he do, how will Wout van Aert do? and what about all the others? More then enough to fill 30min with!
November 28, 2020
Cyclocross Social Podcast with Brook Watts: X²O Kortrijk preview (Episode 16)
Noah and Twan have a special guest on in the podcast in the person of race organiser, Brook Watts. Together with brook noah and twan talk about what to expect in the X²O badkamer trofee held in Kortrijk this Saturday. Main topic ofcourse is the comeback of Wout van Aert who starts his season in Kortrijk. They also talk about the cancelled american races and how this effects the american riders who race in Europe.
November 27, 2020
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Superprestige Merksplas (episode 15)
Noah talks with Twan and Issam about 2 amazing races at the 4th round of the superprestige held at the merksplas on 22/11/2020 Both the mens as the womens race provided us with enough to talk about, like the crashes of alvarado and the team tactics of Telente and Bingoal. Als some information about the other UCI races in Poland and Czechia
November 23, 2020
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Superprestige Merksplas preview (episode 14)
Noah, Twan and Tom take a look ahead at the Superprestige held at the Merksplas on 21/11/2020. Can Toon Aerts get a win again? Or will it be Sweeck once again? And what about Iserbyt and Vantourenhout? Also the womens race gets some attention, where we are expecting a nice battle between worst, alvarado brand and betsema. Also in the podcast, a small section about an sporza article that caused a lot of commotion in the cyclocross world.
November 20, 2020
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Ethias Cross Leuven (Episode 13)
Noah Twan and Issam talk about the action that unfolded in the Ethias Cross of leuven. And there was a lot of action with both the mens and the womens race being decided during the last lap. Extra attention for the situation of Toon Aerts who has been fighting the big block of Pauwels Sauzen Bingoal week after week now
November 16, 2020
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Superprestige Niel (Episode 12)
Tom, Twan, Noah and Issam discuss all the action that took place in the superprestige of niel which took place on 11/11/2020, and there was a lot that happened there! An amazing mens race with Iserbyt, Sweeck and Aerts at the front batteling for the win, and a good womens race aswell where brand betsema and alvarado fought for the win!
November 12, 2020
Cyclocross Social Podcast: European championships cyclocross Men and Women U23 (Episode 11)
Listen to Noah, Issam and Twan talk about 2020 europeanchampionships cyclocross held in rosmalen, which provided some solid racing. A big scrap for the win in the U23 Womens race, with in the end a nice victory for Puck Pieterse. The mens race provided us a with an interesting race, where iserbyt and vantourenhout had a decent battle for the win, but where did it go wrong for van der haar and aerts?
November 9, 2020
Cyclocross Social Podcast: European championships cyclocross Women and Men U23 (Episode 10)
Listen to Noah and Twan talk about the first day of the european championship cyclcorss held in rosmalen. Both the Womens elita as mens U23 race provided great racing, with a big 3 was battle for the win in the womens race!
November 8, 2020
Cyclocross Social Podcast: European championships cyclocross preview (Episode 9)
Listen to Tom, Issam, Twan and Noah talk about what they expect from the upcomming European Championships cyclocross, held in rosmalen. who will win the mens race? isebyt perhaps? or will it be aerts? and what about the womens race? so many options, and even more U23 races to talk about!
November 5, 2020
Cyclocross Social Podcast: X²O Badkamer trofee koppenberg (Episode 8)
Noah, Twan and Issam discuss the great racing we saw on the koppenberg during the first round of the X²O Badkamer trofee. Main talking points are the great ride of eli iserbyt who looks to have the upperhand on aerts for the time being, and the amazing 4 way battle for the win in the womens race!
November 2, 2020
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Koppenbergcross (X²O Badkamer trofee) preview (Episode 7)
Listen to Noah, Twan and Tom talk about what to expect from the first race of the new branded X²O Badkamer trofee, the koppenbergcross. main talking points; Will the race start? and if it will, who are the favourites?
October 30, 2020
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Superprestige Ruddervoorde (Episode 6)
Listen too Noah, Issam and Twan talk about the superprestige race in Ruddervoorde! And what a race we saw! great battles, and great overtakes!
October 26, 2020
Cyclocross Social Podcast: cyclocross and covid (Episode 5)
Listen to Noah and isaam talk about the effects of Covid-19 on the current cyclocross season. With the 2 main points being the new worldcup calender and the new sponsor for Telenet!
October 22, 2020
Cyclocross Social Podcast:Ethiascross Beringen (Episode 4)
Listen to us (Noah, Issam and Twan) talking about the most recent cyclocross news, with the main topics being the Ethias cross in Beringen and the EKZ cross in Bern!
October 19, 2020
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Superprestige Gieten (Episode 3)
Listen to us(Issam, Noah and Twan) talking about the superprestige in Gieten! and man, what a race we saw! 2 amazing races, and a lot to talk about!
October 12, 2020
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Superprestige Gieten preview (Episode 2)
Listen to us(Issam, Noah and Twan) taking a look ahead at the real start of the cyclocross season in Gieten this Sunday. We discuss the parcours, weather and ofcourse make some predictions on both the mens, as the womens race!
October 10, 2020
Cyclocross Social Podcast: Season preview (Episode 1)
Listen to us(Tom, Noah and Twan) taking a look at the cyclocross season that lies ahead of us. We discuss the first 2 cyclocross races in Lokeren and Kruibeke, discuss the effects of Covid 19 and take a look at what will happen in the upcoming season!
October 9, 2020