Category: Belgium

Koppenbergcross, Oudenaarde, Belgium

The second of this season’s trips to Belgium takes Cyclocross Handbook to the classic Koppenbergcross. The race is held on the famous cobbled climb and in a cowpat heavy field alongside it. The course has...

Superprestige Zonhoven, Belgium

Superprestige Zonhoven is one of the most spectacular venues in Belgian cross. The famous drops, tough run ups and soft sand of ‘De Kuil’ attract huge crowds and are a huge challenge, even for the greatest...

UCI World Cup, Namur, Belgium

What an incredible place Namur is for a cross race, definitely my favourite course I’ve been to yet. The addition of a little winter sun and some amazing racing made this year a classic....

Bpost Scheldecross, Antwerpen, Belgium

I’ve been looking forward to Scheldecross for a little while. It’s quite a straightforward parcours, a few sandy bits linked by fast grassy straights, but the location right on the edge of such a busy...

UCI World Cup, Koksijde, Belgium.

Koksijde is one of the jewels of Cyclocross, taking place amongst (and over) the dunes on the North Sea coast. Sadly this years edition took place in the midst of extraordinary security concerns in Belgium...

SOUDAL Classic 3, Hasselt, Belgium

Cross is here. I think I made that statement in a previous post, but this time I properly mean it. It was freezing, and raining a lot, then snowing a bit, then snowing and...

BPost Bank Trofee, Hasselt, Belgium

This time, for no other reason than it’s what caught the eye, a national champs kit special! It was another great day in Belgium, the captions take up the story. Thanks for looking, be...

Photography from Koppenberg Cyclocross 2014

Koppenberg Cross, Oudenaarde, Belgium.

In the first of a number of forays abroad, Cyclocross Handbook was in Oudenaarde for Koppenberg Cross. The weather was beautiful, the racing spectacular and a new chapter in equality for Women’s racing was...

Photographs from Superprestige Zonhoven Cyclocross

Superprestige Zonhoven, Zonhoven, Belgium.

Superprestige Zonhoven is an icon of cyclocross. Taking place in the sand dunes of the Belgian lowlands. Anyone who’s ever tried to ride their bike in sand will have learnt two very valuable lessons....