Gallery: Sea, Sand But No Sun At The Cyclocross World Championships

Joe Robinson 1 Feb 2021 Dutch dominance and the continuation of the Van der Poel/Van Aert show headline the weekend's racing in Oostende Dutch dominance and the continuation of the Van der Poel/Van Aert show headline the weekend's racing in Oostende Words : Joe Robinson Photography : SWPix It was double-double Dutch doubled at the Cyclocross World Championships this weekend. Four races, all four won by a Dutch rider. In fact, of the 12 podium spots up for grabs in Oostende, Belgium last weekend, eight were occupied by those in the oranje of the Netherlands, a bitter pill for their Belgian neighbours to swallow no doubt. A ‘flying’ Pin Ronhaar took the honours in the Under 23 men’s race while Fem van Empel – an 18-year-old who only swapped from football to 'cross last year – won the women’s equivalent. After years of trying, Lucinda Brand finally became the elite ...

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