Photo of the Week

Nikki Brammeier at Cyclocross Rucphen, where she was second behind Laura Verdonschot. More photos from Hans at Hoogerheide in the coming days! (Neutral Service would really like to have more Photos of the Week so that we could have one, y’know, every week. If you’ve got a photo of a British rider or a British…

Brits at Azencross – Hans van der Maarel

Mud made things tricky for the riders and mist made things tricky for photographers, but Hans van der Maarel got some decent shots of the British riders at Azencross for Neutral Service. Thanks Hans, and well done to Nikki, Emily, Maddie, Sarah, Xan and Sinead! 1 Sanne Cant 39’51” 8 Nikki Brammeier 41’12” 41 Emily…

Brits at Essen photos

“Grey and chilly,” says Hans van der Maarel, who took these photos of the British riders at Cyclocross Essen for Neutral Service. “Not rain as such – it got wet towards the end of the women’s race thanks to a big cloud coming in low, but not enough to make mud.” “Evie Richards had to…

Draai van de Kaai report by Hans van der Maarel

The Draai van de Kaai (“Turn of the Quay”) isn’t a well-known race among British fans, but it tends to attract a good selection of British riders and foreign riders on British teams – eight were due to race this year, though only three (Lucy Garner of Liv-Plantur and Jolien D’hoore and Amy Roberts of Wiggle-Honda) were on…

Guest Blog: BPost Bank Trofee Essen – a fan’s perspective (Hans Van Der Maarel)

Cyclocross in Belgium, a fan’s perspective Saturday december 20th, a date that had been in my calendar for a while: the cyclocross in Essen, Belgium. Of all the Belgian crosses this one is the one that’s geographically closest to me (I’m Dutch) so it’s always high on my list. Also, the immediate area is a…