BicycleRiders to watch as cyclo-cross World Cup series charges back to Europe...

Riders to watch as cyclo-cross World Cup series charges back to Europe in Tabor

The 2022-2023 cyclo-cross season unfurled with a two-race UCI World Cup swing in the United States this month and the stampede for points began with an unexpected haul by 20-year-old Fem van Empel (Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal) on the elite women’s side. Her teammate Eli Iserbyt began where he left off as last year’s World Cup elite men’s overall winner by sweeping the pair of US races in Waterloo, Wisconsin and Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Van Empel scored back-to-back victories in the opening rounds for elite women by outsprinting former World Champions, first Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado (Alpecin-Deceuninck) at Waterloo and then Lucinda Brand (Baloise Trek Lions) at Fayetteville. The World Cup leaderboard is top heavy with six Dutch women dominating the standings, and this is without World Champion Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma), who has not started her ‘cross campaign. Brand is currently second overall, Alvarado third, while the next three spots are taken by Annemarie Worst (777), Denise Betsema (Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal) and Inge van der Heijden (777).

Source link

Educational content ⇢

More article