Anyone been watching the Cyclo-cross

It's a shame TV never show the battles going on way down the field, so you only see the top riders making the technical parts of the course look so easy. It would be really encouraging for kids coming into the sport to see how the less experienced riders make mistake after mistake as I'm sure the top riders did at the beginning of their careers.

Van Androoij has really come to the fore in the last several races after Pieters and Van Empel dominated earlier. The World Championships are going to be one hell of a battle. Van Aert looks nailed-on for the men's title with Van der Poel suffering a recurrence of his back problems.
Just watched on replay. Loved the Benidorm crowd lapping up the sunshine - first time for a while they've had a CX World Cup race.
Replays with no commentary for anyone interested...
World Championships this weekend kicked off with the Team Relay - 6 riders (3 men + 3 women) doing a lap each. GB did well to hold off Belgium and take the Silver medal behind a dominant Netherland squad. It will be hard to add to that with only Zoe Bäckstedt in the U23s looking likely for a medal, although Gold looks out of reach against Van Androoij. The big race is of course sunday's Men's Elite race with Van der Poel against Van Aert - although the Women's Elite race should be just as exciting. I still fancy the latter to take it despite Van der Poel having 30,000 dutch fans behind him.

Seems like the BBC are covering only the Men's Elite and Women's Elite races on iPlayer - the women's race is on in less than an hour.

Saturday, 4 February​

13:50-15:10 - Women's Elite Race - BBC iPlayer

Sunday, 5 February​

13:50-15:30 - Men's Elite Race - BBC iPlayer
It’s a rugby/cycolcross fest this weekend.
I pad and TV on

Was over is France last weekend at La Fete St Vincent in Couchey.
Have you ever done it?
its mad - but freezing
No, I've never even heard of it, but there are smaller events like that in other regions. Sounds like a good weekend with 40,000 people in a tiny village and all on the vino. No doubt you quaffed a few.