Cyclocross is finally here again! After months of waiting the Belgian season kicks off this Sunday with the Exact Cross in Kruibeke! Noah and Issam take a look ahead at the season in the latest episode of our podcast: The Cyclocross Social Podcast. In a special one hour long episode they discuss all the riders, and the latest news.
One of the main talking points was the shock of the day: Toon Aerts leaving Trek immediately, whilst he waits for his coping case to be solved. Does this mean Iserbyt can easily win all early season races? Or can someone like Sweeck, who moved to Crelan, do something? But besides the known names there is an entire generation of youngsters knocking on the door to become a usual suspect in the top 10. Which of those riders will surprise this season?
The womens category also seems more interesting than ever with the likes of Brand, Pieterse, Vos, Van Anrooij, Betsema and Van Empel all being present, but what about riders like Alvarado and Worst, can they bounce back? Also riders like Backstedt, Persico and Bakker are discussed.
Finally, the calendar has undergone some changes for this season, which are also discussed!