The World Cyclocross Championships are in Belgium this weekend. Organizers reported that two weeks before the championships, almost 10,000 tickets were sold. 10,000! At 25 euros apiece for the elite races (about $32).
Charles Tobias Marzot
Tristan Schouten has a great blog entry detailing his most recent training rides with some of the other US riders, including riding the Koppenberg!
PEZ has a great cross World's history primer here.