The best cyclocross racers came on 26 November to compete in the UCI Cyclocross World Cup. For the first time in over ten years, the World Cup competition took place in Germany and not Belgium or Netherlands.
The challenging track from Zeven has 4 climbs onto the hill and a passage over two planks that are 35cm tall in height and placed 4m apart that go over the entire width of the course.
This time Mathieu van der Poel won the fifth round of the Telenet UCI World Cup in Zeven on Saturday. His performance on the course was exceptional despite the fact that Van Aert tried to put him in trouble for half a race. Van Aert was unable to turn Mathieu van der Poel down or even keep up with him.
Mathieu is on a winning streak in the World Cup, but Van Aert, World Champion, is the leader this season of the competition, since van der Poel didn’t participate in the first two rounds because of a knee injury.
Belgian champion Sanne Cant won the first first World Cup round in Germany this Saturday. She claims she is worthy of the result: “In Belgium I often hear after a win that this or that rider is missing. Now they’re all here. I’m first on the UCI ranking and today I’ve proven to be worthy of that”. Katie Compton came second and Alice Maria Arzuffi came third, after Sanne.
De Boer came fourth this round, but she still remains the World Cup leader with 258 points, Sanne Cant is very close to her with 227 points, and Compton is third in the standings with 215 points overall.
The next round of the World Cup will be held on December 18th, in Namur, Belgium.