Rouleur conversations podcast: Cyclo-cross World Championships preview
With the cyclo-cross World Championships rapidly approaching at the end of January, we have three experts to assess the contenders in Fayettville, Arkansas.
Multiple British champions Helen Wyman and Ian Field have seen the sport transform, especially on the women’s side, since they were practically the only Brits racing ‘cross in Belgium. With no Wout van Aert or Mathieu van der Poel to contend with in the States, can Tom Pidcock pull on the rainbow jersey? And Zoe Backstedt has been far and away the strongest junior rider this season. Will the current road race world champion double up in the mud? Wyman and Field guide us through the noisy and enthusiastic world of American cyclo-cross. Yee-ha.
Cameron Mason took his first UCI World Cup win over the packed Christmas holiday period. The young Scot is a genuine podium contender in the under-23s having spent three winters learning the ropes in Belgium. Host Ian Parkinson talks to the ambitious Trinity Racing man as he prepares in the run-up to the big one in Arkansas.