Today marks the opening World Cup for the cyclocross season. To celebrate, we’re launching the second release of the Helen Wyman Signature Collection and we grabbed Helen for five quick questions around the event.
My first race of the cross season is the first World Cup in Vegas on Wednesday. Then I fly back to the east coast to run a clinic at Midnight Ride, race and then go onto race the double weekend of Gloucester. This year I am going back to Belgium a week early as the Superprestige series has an overall classification for women this year. That covers September! Then the real cross season starts and runs all the way through until the last weekend of February. It’s a really long season in Europe!
Cross Vegas for me is all about coming away with a good standing for the rest of the World Cup. The winner of Vegas won’t necessarily win the World Cup but you can loose it there. Basically there are certain rounds that suit me more than others and I need to take my best results in those that do. Vegas, unfortunately, is not one of those ha ha ha.
Sure let’s make one ha ha ha. The controversy around relates to misinterpretation of the rules in the USA and a potential lack of communication on the UCIs part. Now that everything has been fully clarified, riders know they can have bottles on pit bikes so they won’t ever get told again that they can not. The rules are published on the UCI website every July so it’s not like they haven’t been available for a long time now however the comission should be more pro active in ensuring the riders and teams are aware of rule changes once they have happened. Everything on this issue relates entirely to communication!
I would say never stop learning. Cross is an apprenticeship and you are never the best at everything, even Sven Nys isn’t. Just keep taking it all in. Oh and smile cause cross is FUN!
Nope that should cover it! Oh maybe did you listen to this?
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