What We Learned From The Koksijde World Cup

The Youth Movement Continues

Cycling has been animated by young riders earning big results the last few seasons. From the success of Mathieu van der Poel and Wout van Aert in both cyclocross and road, to Remco Evenepoel’s incredible first season in the WorldTour, a new generation is taking hold of the sport.

Koksijde bore witness to the affirmation of another new star in cycling’s youngest generation. Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado has already earned a reputation as a rider to produce gutsy performances. Her win at Koksijde was her biggest victory to date, and cemented her status as one of cyclocross’ best talents despite her young age. Her calm and fluid handling across the sand dunes of Koksijde appeared van der Poel-esqe as she rode away from her competition in the final lap.

Sweeck Steps Up

Laurens Sweeck is having a phenomenal season. He has hardly found himself off the podium thus far. He continued his success in at Koksijde where he stormed ahead to an early lead. He was eventually passed and left behind by the rampaging Mathieu van der Poel, but Sweeck battled on to take a hard earned second place. 

King Mathieu

Mathieu van der Poel remains a level above the rest of the field. The world champion overcame a third row starting position to take distance everyone except a charging Laurens Sweeck just six minutes into the race. To fight through that much traffic across the deep sand of Koksijde in such short time is an achievement unto itself. Van der Poel went on to win the race with the air of ease that only he seems to possess. That makes 33 consecutive cyclocross victories for those keeping track at home.

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A List Of The Best Cycling Books On The Market

Reading about your favorite sport can be another way to connect with others who have a shared passion for cycling. It allows you to be transported back in history, ride next to a record-breaking athlete, or hear an inspiring message from a world-class coach in the locker room. Books allow you to learn tips or gain motivation from those who have made their living cycling. 

Health Benefits Of Cycling

Cycling has been around for more than 150 years. It’s a sport and activity that reaches thousands of people every day. It’s practiced in various ways, spanning from an easy form of recreation or transportation all the way to the highest professional or Olympic level. It’s no secret by now how important regular physical activity is for everybody, and riding a bike is one of the most popular options of exercise for some people. 

7 Cycling Tips For Beginners

Starting any new discipline can be daunting to anyone, and venturing into the world of cycling can be intimidating to even the most experienced of athletes. Cycling is very different from other sports, and there are various tips and tricks to help athletes prepare for their rides, become more efficient with their pedal strokes, and make their rides more comfortable. 

All About Peloton: The At-Home Fitness Gadget From A Cycling Perspective

One of the most popular exercise companies in the world right now is Peloton, and chances are you’ve heard of them. Whether you know someone who owns one or you’ve just seen their ads, the name “Peloton” has become embedded in today’s society. 

A History Of Inspiring Women Cyclists

Back in the 19th century, bicycles were initially designed and developed strictly for men. However, after some time and perseverance, strong-willed ladies decided to take the reins — or handlebars in this case. On a much deeper level, bicycles represented freedom and change for women. It altered the way they could live, travel without chaperones or permission, the way they dressed, and ultimately the way they viewed themselves. 

Valverde And Mas On Tour, Soler At The Giro, Say Movistar

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Alejandro Valverde and Enric Mas will race in the rescheduled Tour de France and Vuelta a España, Movistar announced on Wednesday, with Marc Soler their only lead rider at the Giro d'Italia.

The 5 Best Cycling Sunglasses

Cycling outdoors is one of the greatest activities for enjoying beautiful weather, and there’s nothing like being able to take your bike around your city and explore new trails and courses. However, with outdoor cycling can sometimes come the irritation of the sun staring directly into your eyes, making it difficult to see and fully enjoy the ride and being outdoors.  

We Love These 15 Motivational Cycling Quotes

Sometimes we all need an extra push to get us through our workout — something inspiring that motivates us to push ourselves to new limits we didn’t think were possible. In cycling, the road can be arduous and lonely at times, and athletes will take any motivation they can get to finish their workout. Maybe you’re struggling to even start your workout because of fear or intimidation.  

How Many Grams Of Sodium Should You Eat Per Day?

While sodium is one of the necessary ingredients we need to have a long and healthy ride, too much of it can have negative and even catastrophic effects on our well-being. Sodium is good for our bodies because it helps our cells absorb nutrients and enhances our muscle and nerve activity. It draws water into the blood and helps us to regulate the concentration of fluids in our bodies.