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World Cup Cross Bikes

Cyclo Cross has long been seen as a Cinderella sport, but in recent times
its popularity has grown especially in the USA. League racing in Britain has
also seen healthy fields in races often held under sunny skies (although sometimes
cold), but cross takes on a different dimension in Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland
(Yes, watch those crazy Swiss go!) and the Czech Republic.

The Koksijde Cross held on the Sand Dunes of Flanders sees this
small Belgium town taken over by Cross fevour and whilst 1,000’s of fans fill
the dunes, the riders and their support crews make camp in town. We snapped
the many exotic bikes nestling on townsfolk’s lawns and driveways. Everyone
being friendly and enjoying the invasion.

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Focus Cycles
German Focus kitted out with SRAM
Scatto from Belgium
Ridley Ridley
Under 23 World Champion – Zdnek Stybar’s Fidea Team
Carbon Ridley
Team Fidea Ridley as ridden by Kamil Ausbusher
We thought they were Michelins but are in fact Challenge
Tubs as fitted to Zdnek Stybar’s bike
World Cup leader Sven Njys full carbon Colnago
A Scott for a local ace
IJ bike – one of many new to us brands
Leopard carbon wheels Emprella Bonfire
There was plenty of carbon on show – this wheel from
Leopard being one of many makes
Davy Commeyne’s Emprella Bonfire in Collstrop/Palmans
You have never seen so many wheels as you do at a
cross race
Ondrej Bambula’s Merida cross bike
Apache bikes
Lots of unknown makes at Koksijde – this being an
Stevens are a small team and bike maker.
Tufo Tubs Phonak BMC
Grey Tufo Tubs are becoming popular, we know that
the Arctic RT squad rate them Note the exotic wheel
Alexandre Moos Phonak BMC – horrible, but strangely
Corpus bikes Guerciotti
Another new make to us – the German Corpus pretty
in pink
Guerciotti Crow X Cross is a full carbon bike and
Wyman has one
Team mate to Sven Nyjs, Sven Vanthourenhout’s Colnago
Riders rode their tubs almost flat for the sand. Prior
to the race riders would bounce to check that rim and road had enough
air between them
Kona Corpus bikes
Probably the tallest rider in the World, Ryan Trebor’s
Major Snake
That pink bike again
Dugast tubs rule with almost all riding them, these
being Sven Nyjs tyres


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