If you're thinking it's "Super" weekend coming up, you're right - but not just for American football. It's also the Gavere stop on the Superprestige cyclocross series, which is also the final round of the series this year. Overall title winners will be crowned. The good news? It's on Saturday, so no conflict with "the big game."
The final round of the Telenet Superprestige series of cyclocross from Gavere. The overall Superprestige title is on the line, with Eli Iserbyt clinging to a small lead over Toon Aerts for the Elite Men. On the Elite Women's side, Lucinda Brand will attempt to hang on for the overall over Denise Betsema and Annemarie Worst.
In the 2020/21 season, Aerts squeezed by Iserbyt, while Brand nipped Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado. My favorite round, the Diegem night race, was cancelled again this year, but there were still 7 that did go forward, so the winner will come from a worthy group.
This Saturday, February 12, 2022.
Newly crowned world champion Tom Pidcock won't be there but you can still expect late-season action, especially from motivated athletes who have a chance to make the series podium like Eli Iserbyt, Toon Aerts, Lucinda Brand, Denise Betsema, and Annemarie Worst. As this race is taking place post-world championships this year, the pressure is off some athletes, so you may see some different faces at the front - those in search of contracts, those who didn't make the worlds team for their country, or just finding some late-season form.
There are no dedicated Junior Women or U23 Men / Women categories for this one, so you'll find the young talent sprinkled into the Elite categories instead. On the start lists are Thibau Nys, Joran Wyseure, and Zoe Backstedt.
How to stream Superprestige Gavere
For fans in the United States, GCN+ has the streaming coverage. It's worth noting that in addition to live coverage, GCN+ also offers replays of historical events as well. That means you can go back in time and watch Tom Pidcock's 2020 victory over Mathieu van der Poel for a refresher on the Gavere course (it was in December that year, not February.) Keep a special eye on the pit entry and exit strategies and note the role it played in the outcome.