On Monday, January 13, 2014 in Otega the 46th Edition of the international Betafence Cyclocross Championship. This is the Second Chance Contest in the Belgian Championship Cyclo and serves as the West Flanders Championship for elite also. What famous cyclo-cross racers will be on the starting list of this cross? What time the competition for the ladies and the time of the men’s elite?
Cyclo-cross Otega has a long history. In the old days, this was called Cyclocross Weversmisdagcross when they pass when every year held the Catholic holiday. Later changed the name of the cyclo-cross in Grand Prix Joseph Defoor. At the time, namely Joseph Defoor main sponsor for this cyclocross. Today this race called International Betafence Cyclocross. The company Betafence Fencing today because the main sponsor for the contest. Cross Otega does not belong to the famous cyclo-cross Superprestige bpost ranking Bank, Trophy or the World Cup. Still, it’s a special game for at least two reasons. First, it is now many years fast replay contest, which is held the day after BK Cyclocross. Crossers who are disappointed at the Belgian Championship, we can immediately take revenge in Otega. In addition, this contest is also special because it is considered to be the West Flanders Championship. The best driver from West-Flanders in the result of this competition, can call themselves a year West Flanders champion cyclocross. Sven Vanthourenhout, which usually runs in other matches as the servant of Sven Nys, the title is obviously a great incentive in Otega itself to achieve a good result: he was already five times West Flemish masters.
- 12:00 women’s Elite
- 15:00 Men Elite
Tickets for cyclocross by Otega costs ten euros. 55 ‘s and members of the UCI to pay only nine euros.
Unfortunately this cyclocross, unlike most other Flemish professional trips, not live televised at Sporza or four. Here is an overview of the crossings that have been something to see live on television.
Cyclo-cross Otega has been classified by the International Cycling Federation as an international cross-the second category. This means that the winner of the cross Otega forty get points for UCI Cyclo-Cross World Rankings. Number two, thirty points, number three will be twenty score, and because the number of ten get a score.
Participants: starting list
Unfortunately, Belgian Sven Nys m not stare will start in Otega, but most other Belgian top will be present. The provisional start list includes the winner of silver medal at BK, Tom Meeusen and local favorites Tom Meeusen and Sven Vanthourenhout, but also talent Wout van Aert.
Cyclo-cross Otega arranged by Royal Wielerclub Otega Above association. The address of this organization is:
- Eikenlaan 7
- 8553 Otega-Zwevegem
Otega is a town and a district in West Flanders town of Zwevegem. The village is already more than a thousand years old. Borough Otega has about 2300 inhabitants.
Previous issue: Cyclocross Otega 2013
Klaas Vantornout took in 2013, who the day before had won the Belgian title, although the victory in Otega. He won by 25 seconds before Bart Wellens. Because Klaas Vantornout’s West Fleming, he also won the West Flemish cyclo-cross title.
Results in 2013
- Klaas Vantornout
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- Sven Vanthourenhout
- Marcel Meisen
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- Dieter Vanthourenhout
- Jan Denuwaelere
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