British Eurosport has added highlights of the high-octane UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup events to its comprehensive cycling coverage.
The pan-European channel will screen the best of the action from the British round to be staged at Milton Keynes, a new addition for the 2014/15 season, in a special one-hour highlights show on Sunday, November 30, the day after the event takes place at Campbell Park.
Milton Keynes is the third stop on the five-leg World Cup series, which started in the Dutch town Valkenburg in October and concludes in January at Hoogerheide, also in the Netherlands, with the other two events held in neighbouring Belgium.
Alongside British Eurosport’s extended highlights of the UK round, which will feature all the key action from the men’s and women’s elite races, live coverage of both races can be viewed online via the UCI website or on its official YouTube channel.
Cyclo-cross is an exciting and extreme form of bike racing which is stage across various terrains, including pavements, wooden trails, grass, steep hills.
There are many obstacles situated along the way which can cause riders to dismount or decide to carry their bike, with a typical circuit consisting of a high number of laps, all of which are approximately 2-3 miles in length.
After the opening the round of the series in October, Lars van der Haar of the Netherlands sits at the top of the standings in the men’s competition.
The Giant-Shimano rider and National Champion claimed the overall UCI World Cup title last season and already looks a strong contender to defend his crown.
In the women’s competition, Katie Compton of the United States leads the way following the first round, after claiming her 100th UCI race win in Valkenburg.
Whilst there are no British representatives in the men’s competition, Helen Wyman and Nikki Harris compete in the women’s series, with Wyman, the National Champion, currently sits in second place in the standings.
Highlights of the British round of the UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup further extends British Eurosport’s impressive cycling offer and supports its title as the ‘Home of Cycling’ on UK television, with the channel also covering all three Grand Tours on the road, as well as a number of other top stage races throughout the year.
British Eurosport’s channels are available online and on mobile via Eurosport Player for a small subscription fee.
For more information about the series, visit the official UCI website – uci.ch/cyclo-cross.
Sunday 30th November
UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup: Milton Keynes
Highlights: 11.45am-12.45pm British Eurosport