Rider Interview: Ed Hood is nursing the loss of the ‘6 Days’ by throwing himself into the mud of cyclo-cross. 2020 has been the season of the ‘Young Guns’ and one of the riders on the way up is silver medalist at the Euro cyclo-cross championships – Thomas Mein. Ed gets his story. 2020 Euro Cross championships podiumIts not every year theres a Grand Tour taking place at the same time as the European Cyclo-cross Championship but this is ano 2020 and the new normal is upon us. The trouble is that the finale of a Grand Tour, particularly one as dramatic as the Vuelta is always going to attract many more column inches than the Europeans.The series was held in s-Hertogenbosch, Noord Brabant in the Netherlands. Belgiums former u23 World Champion, Eli Iserbyt took the Elite title from compatriot Michael Vanthorenhout and Dutchman Laars Van Der Haar with seven Belgians in the top 10 finishers. The u23 title, unsurprisingly, went the way of current World Champion, Ryan Kamp of the Netherlands. But the other podium places contained more cheer for us Anglos with bronze going to Scotsman, Cameron Mason and silver to Englishman, Thomas Mein.Koppenberg Cross 2020Mein first caught our eye when he won the junior Koppenberg cross in 2016 no mean feat given the number of Wout Wannabees in Flanders. And our ears really pricked up when we heard hed won the Tabor, Czech Republic round of the 2019 UCi World Cup. We caught up with the 21…
Source: Cycling – Pez Cycling