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Ritchey CX Diaries

A video series taking a deep look into Ben Frederick’s experiences racing in Belgium during the 2022/23 season.

With the Cyclocross World Championships coming up this weekend, the 2022/2023 ‘cross season is just about over. It’s been a memorable season, with Ritchey rider Ben Frederick fulfilling a lifelong dream of racing at the highest level in Belgium and raising boatloads of money for his Small Monsters project to reduce the stigma around mental illness and bringing awareness to tramautic brain injuries.

With several top-10 finishes, Belgian cyclocross privateer Jens Adams, who rides Ritchey components, also had quite a successful season.

Heck, even the Ritchey marketing team had some fun triumphs between the course tape this fall.

The Ritchey CX Diaries is a video series taking a deep look into Ben’s experiences racing in Belgium this season. Jens also gives his take and insights into the Holy Week of Cyclocross.

Ritchey CX Diaries: How to choose the right gear for cyclocross
At X20 in Herentals, Belgium, Ben Frederick gives us the low down on how to choose the right components and gear for cyclocross. We go over his Ritchey Swiss Cross as well as his custom Single Cross.

Ritchey CX Diaries: Ben and Jens check out GP Sven Nys 2023
We asked Ben and Jens to give us their impression of the GP Sven Nys course in Baal, Belgium. Jens, having ridden this course at least 10 times, and Ben making his Belgian cyclocross debut share what they think of the course and how it suited them.

Ritchey CX Diaries: What is cyclocross?
It's more than just riding around in the mud. We explore cyclocross vibes with our friend, Ben, at X2O Trofee Koksijde - Vlaamse Duinencross earlier this year in January of 2023.

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