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Watch: Preview of the frozen Cyclocross World Championships course

Cyclist magazine
27 Jan 2017

Video shows the course riders will tackle at the Cyclocross World Championships, plus their thoughts on social media

Christine Majerus has previewed the Cyclocross World Championships, and the video shows the frozen parcours riders will need to tackle this weekend in Bieles, Luxembourg if they are to gain a striped jersey. 

Riding on her home course, the Luxembourg National Cyclocross Champion seemed to negotiate the course with little difficulty. This is in contrast to how many other riders have found it during practice runs. 

A selection of social media posts shows the difficulties of the course, in particular an off-camber descent that proved particularly difficult. 

The course has been changed slightly to make this secton more rideable, but the chances of a huge pile-up remain. 

Cyclocross World Championships: riders preview the course 

Defending Under 23 Champion Eli Iserbyt’s first impression of the course at Bieles suggests riders might be in for a slippy time come the weekend. Especially on the tricky off-camber section 

Which seemed to be catching out most riders... 

However Challenge Tyres, who are there supporting their sponsored riders prove it can be done without putting a foot down

UK rider and Junior Men's favourite Tom Pidcock looking spotless in the snow. That won’t last long!

Despite its industrial setting it’s still possible to find beautiful shots of the course at Bieles. As shown here by @cyclephotos

Some of the climbs and descents are brutally steep 

The bridge takes riders up and over the fans, allowing those watching to get right into the centre of the course 

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