Herald Sun Tour, Cyclo-Cross World Champs & Vuelta a San Juan | The Cycling Race News Show

Published on February 4th 2019


On the Racing News Show this week - we’ve got the controversy at the Vuelta a San Juan, the Herald Suntour, the Mallorca Challenge, the Grand Prix Cycliste la Marseillaise, the Namibian TT Champs, and the World Cyclocross Championships from Bogense in Denmark. It's a busy one... GCN Winter Sale - Up To 50% Off: https://gcn.eu/1ak Subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN Register your interest in the GCN Club: https://gcn.eu/1aj Submit your content with our new uploader: http://gcn.eu/upload Join our Facebook community: http://gcn.eu/FBCommunity We shall start with the Tour de San Juan - some really notable performances over the week, Julian Alaphilippe taking back to back stages on days 2 and 3, the latter a time trial, in which his teammate, Remco Evenepoel, finished 3rd, at just 19. There’s a lot of pressure on that young man’s shoulders, but he’s already performing. Fernando Gaviria took his 2nd win on stage 4, but it was stage 5 that saw the GC decided, Winner Anacona taking his first win in 5 years, and ultimately his first stage race win. Gérman Tivani won from the break on a penultimate day, whilst the race was closed out with a popular win for Sam Bennett of Bora Hansgrohe. The Challenge Mallorca is a set of 4 single day races held over 4 consecutive days. It offers a chance for riders to dip in and out as they choose. For Marcel Kittel, that meant the first day and the last, and on that last day, he took his first win of the season. In fact, it was his first win in close to 11 months. A sign that he’s back to his best? Only time will tell, but sprinters often feed off confidence, so that win could well be a sign of things to come in 2019. On to the World Cyclocross championships now - the big one - up in Bogense, in Denmark. The weekend kicked off with an impressive display for Team GB - Ben Tullett backing up his junior men’s win from 12 months ago with another one this time around, the only rider apart from Mathieu Van Der Poel to have ever achieved that. Later on that same day, Tom Pidcock put in a dominant display in the U23 men’s, getting the better of Eli Iserbyt, the champion in this category for the last two years. There was no junior women’s category, although that will be coming in the near future, there was an impressive junior display in the U23’s, who finished 6th at just 16 years of age. The future’s clearly bright for the Netherlands, who filled all of the podium places, Inge Van Der Heijden getting the better of Fleur Nagengast, and pre-race favourite Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado. On to the Elite women’s, then, and that too, would have been dominated by the Dutch, had it not been for Sanne Cant. The ten-time Belgian Elite champion and defending World Champion hasn’t won a single world cup this season, but she got things right on the day. If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - https://gcn.eu/1ai Watch more on GCN... GCN 10,000 Calorie Challenge 📹 https://gcn.eu/10000calories Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/