@SilvioHerklotz riding on #stevensbikes and @POCSports @BontCycling to place 3. #teamstoelting Foto: R. Sadowsky pic.twitter.com/oD7mYZqwHEPerhaps the most impressive ride of the week was by German wunderkind Silvio Herklotz, who managed to ride to 3rd in the German U23 Cyclocross Championship. This isn't exactly surprising as Herklotz is a former junior national champion and was 3rd in the U23 race in 2013. He finished 1'02" down on 2-time Felix Drumm.
— Team Stölting (@Team_Stoelting) January 11, 2015
It is pretty rare when a rider can take a title on the road as well as in the dirt, especially in a competitive CX country. Fabian Lienhard won the Swiss U23 Cyclocross race on the UCI grounds in Aigle ahead of Thomas Frischknecht's son, Andri. Lienhard, who races for EKZ Racing, was 12th in the U23 World RR Championship and won the Meisterschaft von Zürich.
Prachtige foto van Nederlands Kampioen @stangodrie. Met dank aan Kafoe-Fotografie. #NKVeld pic.twitter.com/M7QSYyzOFM
— KNWU Live Veldrijden (@KNWULiveVeld) January 11, 2015
Rabobank Development's Stan Godrie, who always splits time between the road and 'cross, won the Netherlands U23 'cross race, which to be honest didn't have a lot of competition.
Massimo Morabito won the U23 Cross Race...in a field, as far as I can see, was one. Good job buddy.
Lilian Calmejane fut l'un des grands animateurs de #Pontchateau2015 @LilianCalmejane @Vendee_U pic.twitter.com/08R7aSvcIhIn the French U23 race, Loïc Bouchereau (Vendée U) finished 5th while in the Men's Elite race, his teammate Lilian Calmejane finished 19th. Both riders did well in the Ronde de l'Isard with Calmejane winning the epic stage 2 while Bouchereau finished in the top 20 overall and 4th in the youth classification.
— Laura CyclingPassion (@Laura_Cycling) January 11, 2015
Stayed tuned tomorrow for when the conclusion of Course-lined Heritage Tree-gate happens in Austin when Logan Owen goes for the U23 crown.