Five time World Champion Hanka Kupfernagel is to link with Horizon Fitness RT for the 2011 road season in a partnership that will see her ride professional races with the team. Hanka will use these events in her build up to her major target; the World Time Trial Championships. There is also the chance that Hanka will race in the UK in some key events.
Having been the World TT Champion in 2007, Hanka is looking for a return to the top of the discipline as she builds towards London 2012. Over the course of the cyclo-cross season, Hanka has had several meetings with Horizon Fitness RT team to discuss the possibilities and how best to link over the summer of 2011.
On March the 3rd Look Mum No Hands in Central London hosts an evening with UK’s two topped International ranked cyclo-cross riders. Helen Wyman and Ian Field will be there to answer questions, talk about life in Belgium and about their bikes and equipment.
One of the key reasons for the evening is to raise money for World Bicycle Relief. Some auction items are now available for bids (Including a Kona Jake the Snake frame and Challenge Tubulars) and other items will be up for winning in a raffle on the night.
Raffle prizes include items from Prendas, a seminar with CNP Professional for 6 people, Rouleur Photo books, and a signed jersey. Also a Ridley catalogue signed by all their riders including Zdenek Stybar and Bart Wellens.
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So what is life like for our intrepid cross riders? Lots of washing, beer, flowers and the BBC? Of course if you want to find out what it’s like to race on the Belgian and World Cup scene then simply attend on March 3 and ask. Oh, and do enquire about tyre pressures. Continue reading
On March the 3rd there will be the evening of cyclo cross at Look Mum No Hands in Central London with the UK’s two topped International ranked cyclo-cross riders.
Look Mum No Hands is at 49 Old Street, London EC1V 9HX
With free entrance to all, the evening will offer cross fans the chance to talk to the two Belgian based riders and ask questions about racing, living in Belgium, about their preparation and their cross insights.
One of the key reasons for the evening is to raise money for World Bicycle Relief. Some auction items are now available for bids (Including a Kona Jake the Snake frame and Challenge Tubulars). Other items including a Nutrition seminar from CNP Professional and items from Prendas will be raffled on the night.
In the first of her new exclusive blogs for Cycling Weekly, Dani King talks about the winter building up to this weekends Track World Cup.
Check it out.
Dani King wins first race in Belgium - By Bart Hazen
Sarah, Jo, Ruby and Dani will all be taking part in the track World Cup this weekend.
Team Pursuit Win - Larry Hickmott
Sarah and Jo are part of the Great Britain Team. Dani is riding of for GB U23 team, 100% Me. Ruby will riding for Threads.com/dft
We wish them all the best of luck and we’ll to keep you up to date with all the action as soon as get news.
Plans for an evening with Helen Wyman and Ian Field to be held on March 3, are moving forward fast and the prizes for the charity auction and raffle are very impressive.
Kona and Paligap UK, have donated a Kona Jake the Snake cyclo-cross frame. This will be sold on ebay in the run up to the event.
CNP Professional, have offered a Nutrition Seminar for 6 people with Kerry Kayes (Owner of CNP Professional). This will be held at the CNP Professional offices near Manchester.
This will be the top prize in the raffle to held at Look Mum No hands on the evening 3rd March.
News of Horizon Fitness RT – Prendas Ciclismo has now hit Denmark with Cykel Magasinet.
Thanks to Stig for his report on the development of riders within the Horizon Fitness RT set up.
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Here is a link to a BBC Interview with Sarah Storey as she begins her quest for a double Olympic bid.
Here is some more information on the event.
Ian Cleverly will be reading from his Rouleur feature about Ian Field at, ‘An evening with Helen Wyman and Ian Field’, to be held at Look Mum No Hands in Central London. The full article with photos by Marthein Smit features in issue 22 of Rouleur, on sale from Friday, February 4.
Flanders Field – To wet your appetite her is an extract from the feature:
‘If there is such a thing as motor home envy among the cyclo-cross fraternity, then Ian Field is guilty as charged. Wandering the competitors parking area at this years Koppenberg Cross near Oudenaarde in search of Field de Brit, as race commentators now refer to the slightly-built man from Kent, the pecking order becomes apparent.
The stars riding for major teams are ensconced in almighty wagons, keeping warm before stepping out to prepare for the race on rollers beneath retractable awnings. Sponsors names and truly awful, larger-than-life, gurning images of the riders adorn each mobile home. Local residents with the honour of hosting Sven Nys or Niels Alberts vehicles in their driveway are privileged indeed.’
Cycling News have continued their excellent coverage of the first major women’s race of the year with video of the 2nd stage of the race. Well worth a watch.
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