January 08, 2021
The 2021 Belgian cyclocross national championship is Sunday, January 10, 2021 in Meulebeke, beginning at 13:45pm (Europe) or 07:45am USA Eastern time.
This race is not being carried by paid providers like GCN Race Pass or FloBikes, but with a little luck, Americans can still stream it to follow the action using these instructions.
This race will feature top men's contenders like Wout van Aert, Toon Aerts, Michael Vanthourenhout, and Eli Iserbyt chasing the rights to wear the Belgian national champ jersey for the next year. On the women's side, Sanne Cant seeks an amazing 12th consecutive title.
You should expect the audio to be in Flemish or French (depending on the website you accessed), but the on-screen titles and graphics can help you follow along, and it's a great way to improve your vocabulary! Here's a list of some of the terms you can expect to hear around a 'cross race.
In case you were wondering, "Meulebeke" is pronounced "mull-uh-bake-uh". You can listen to a native Dutch speaker pronounce it here if you're curious: https://forvo.com/word/meulebeke/
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