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 The World Cup mountain bike race in Houffalize, Belgium, scheduled for May 2010 will most likely not be held, due to financial shortfalls. The news is expected to be officially announced Monday night. The Houffalize Commune is expected to cancel the race due to an 80,000 Euro shortfall, according to the Belgian website Actu24.be. The city “will not bear the burden alone,” said Mayor Mark Capri. The race would be cancelled entirely “unless we have the promise of support” from ...

Houffalize may have to cancel 2010 World Cup mountain bike race

The World Cup mountain bike race in Houffalize, Belgium, scheduled for May 2010 will most likely not be held, due to financial shortfalls. The news is expected to be officially announced Monday night. The Houffalize Commune is expected to cancel the race due to an 80,000 Euro shortfall, according to the Belgian website Actu24.be. The […]

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McEwen makes his return at the Bay

After enduring what he describes as, “the worst year of my whole career”, Robbie McEwen will return to racing in January at the Jayco Bay Classic. And while the Australian hasn’t had much racing preparation, he’s keen to get on with the job and put a horror 2009 behind him.

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 Euro 'Cross Camper Yannick Eckmann (Clif Bar Development Team) scored a second place behind Belgian Gianni Vermeersch at the Noordzeecross in Middelkerke, Belgium, on Wednesday. Eckmann's performance bodes well just days before the Campers will take on the next Cyclo-cross World Cup in Zolder. "It was a tough, hard race with a very fun course," said Eckmann to Cyclingnews . "I had a good start and found myself chasing the eventual winner. Then we were together, and I attacked a few ...

Eckmann takes second place in Middelkerke

Euro ‘Cross Camper Yannick Eckmann (Clif Bar Development Team) scored a second place behind Belgian Gianni Vermeersch at the Noordzeecross in Middelkerke, Belgium, on Wednesday. Eckmann’s performance bodes well just days before the Campers will take on the next Cyclo-cross World Cup in Zolder. “It was a tough, hard race with a very fun course,” […]

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 Tom Boonen and Wilfried Peeters have declared the inaugural 'Move to Improve' charity race in Mol, Belgium, on Saturday a success, and expressed their confidence that the event will continue into the future. The cyclo-cross race at Het Zilvermeer (Silver Lake) in Boonen's home town saw a number of road cycling's top riders test themselves on a sandy course. Apart from the spectacle of the event, a charity auction held in conjunction with the race saw more than 30,000 Euros raised for the 'Move to ...

‘Move to Improve’ charity race a success

Tom Boonen and Wilfried Peeters have declared the inaugural ‘Move to Improve’ charity race in Mol, Belgium, on Saturday a success, and expressed their confidence that the event will continue into the future. The cyclo-cross race at Het Zilvermeer (Silver Lake) in Boonen’s home town saw a number of road cycling’s top riders test themselves […]

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 Having taken a silver medal in Zolder seven years ago, Robbie McEwen is using next year’s world championships as major motivation heading into the new season. The experienced Australian was badly injured in a crash in the Tour of Belgium in May, but has been training hard and has clear targets in mind. “I would like to start off well at the Tour Down Under, and then try to keep going through to Milan San Remo and Gent Wevelgem. Then the Giro, the Tour and the World Championships,” ...

McEwen dreams of world title in Geelong

Having taken a silver medal in Zolder seven years ago, Robbie McEwen is using next year’s world championships as major motivation heading into the new season. The experienced Australian was badly injured in a crash in the Tour of Belgium in May, but has been training hard and has clear targets in mind. “I would […]

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Road stars turn to cyclo-cross for charity

Many of professional road cycling’s top names will try their luck at cyclo-cross in a charity event at Lake ‘Het Zilvermeer’ in Mol, Belgium this Saturday. The event benefits the organisation ‘Move to Improve’ which helps disabled children, and was organised by Tom Boonen and Wilfried Peeters. Boonen, fellow Belgian

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Danes steal the show in Gent Six Day

The Madison World Champion pair Alex Rasmussen and Michael M

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Nys achieves 50th Superprestige win in Gieten

Belgian cyclo-cross champion

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Australian pair claim Gent Six Day under-23 title

Australians Scott Law and Alex Carver, one of the youngest teams to contest the Memorial No

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Stybar three for three in Koksijde World Cup

Czech cyclo-cross champion Zdenek Stybar claimed his third consecutive victory and his biggest win to date in the Koksijde World Cup on Saturday. Just one week after taking his first win of the season at the GvA

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