How Hard Is A Pro Cyclocross Course? | Beginner Vs Infamous Zonhoven Sandpit

Published on November 3rd 2019


Cyclo-cross is a brutal sport, involving a mixture of terrain and brutal, lung busting efforts on a bike with no suspension and narrow tyres. But often the hardest part is the race course, and none compare to the infamous Zonhoven sandpit in Belgium. Zonhoven forms part of the Telenet Superprestige cyclocross series which is the premier professional series in Belgium, and the course has huge, steep sand banks which challenge even the best professional cyclists.... So obviously we thought it would be a good idea to send Ollie to give it a try. Did we mention that he's never ridden CX before? You can watch LIVE cyclocross on GCN Racing: Check out our mobile app: The Plant-Based Cyclist - Pre-order now: Subscribe to GCN: GCN Mallorca Early Bird - Book now: Register your interest in the GCN Club: #Cycling #GCN #RoadBike Check out the NEW GCN Cyclocross Podcast: Spotify: Audioboom: For all of our adventures and epic rides follow us on Komoot: Submit your content with our new uploader: Join our Facebook community: 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 - Watch more on GCN... 📹 How To Ride Ruts | Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound: A Burning Flame - V.V. Campos Detroit Patriot - V.V. Campos It's Not Me - Arthur Benson Midnight Specials - Ash Nino Panorama View - Sight of Wonders Record Scratch 3 - SFX Producer Release the Fire - FormantX Schubert Ave Maria - Traditional Sunshade Cops - Radio Night. Test Tone1K Hz - SFX Producer Watchdogs - Jo Wandrini When the River Is Calling (Instrumental Version) - Stonekeepers Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto /