Get ready for the 2024 UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Tabor, Czech Republic on February 3rd and 4th. Can anyone stop Mathieu van der Poel? Well, it's going to be difficult with Wout van Aert and Tom Pidcock watching from home.
2024 UCI Cyclocross World Championship
Van der Poel's Quest for Another cross title
With Wout van Aert and Tom Pidcock, two formidable candidates, absent, the spotlight shifts to Mathieu van der Poel. His current form, highlighted by a 10-race winning streak, makes him the favorite.
Other notable riders include Belgian National Champion Eli Yserbyte, European Champion Michael Vantourenhout and British National Champion Cameron Mason.
This race will mark the end of Zdeněk Steibal's legendary career in his homeland. Who else should I watch? Tibau Nis, Pim Ronhaar, Lars van der Haar, Joris Nieuwenhuis.
How to watch the 2024 Cyclocross World Championship in the US and Canada
How can I watch the 2024 Cyclocross World Championships in the US and Canada? Watch race streams, popular events, replays, and highlights on FloBikes. The race will be aired on February 3rd and 4th.
2024 Cyclocross World Championship Schedule
The championship will be held at Tabor, a traditional course in the Czech Republic, with big races taking place on Saturday and Sunday.
- February 3 Junior Girls, U23 Boys, Elite Girls
- February 4th Junior Boys, U23 Girls, Elite Boys
Predict the world's weather
The weather is expected to be very cold, reflecting a typical February in this region. Average daily temperatures are expected to range from highs of around 3°C (37°F) to lows of -4°C to -2°C (24°F to 28°F).
Conditions suggest a chilly and potentially lively atmosphere for the championships. The potential for snow is notable, with several days of snow expected leading up to the event. As a result, the course can become snowy or muddy, adding an extra challenge for riders.
Tabor's approach to terrain
Tabor's course is known for its difficult layout, with a mix of technical and power-hungry sections. The city has a rich history in cyclocross, hosting several notable races and even hosting the World Cup in the past. Recent events have seen conditions ranging from snow to icy ruts, adding to the excitement and unpredictability of the World Championship.
Cyclocross World Favorites: Women's Showdown
Femme van Empel was a dominant force at the start of the season, but now faces stiff competition from Lucinda Brand, Pac Pieterse and Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado.
Brando's resilience from his recent crash, Alvarado's recovery from a lower back injury, and Pieterse's impressive season record of multiple wins and podium finishes, especially when track conditions become difficult, are compelling. We will set the stage for you to become a champion.