The Dutch cyclo-cross championship will definitely not take place this winter. The extension of the lockdown by three weeks made it impossible to find a new date.
The national title fight was initially supposed to take place in Zaltbommel on 9 and 10 January, but at the end of December, those dates turned out to be unfeasible. A new date was sought, but due to the extension of the lockdown until February 9, that was not successful either.
“In a lockdown there is very little room for sports activities”, cycling federation KNWU and the organization report Wednesday. “Top sports competitions may only be organized under strict conditions.”
“This concerns competitions with top athletes who more or less live in a bubble and sports in which the competition must also be part of a necessary route towards a World Cup and / or the Olympic Games. This necessity was not seen for the NK by the person responsible. organizations.”
Only for the juniors there may still be an NK at a different location later in the year. The elite and U23 will compete again on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 January 2022 for the red-white-blue. Zaltbommel is retained as a location.
The World Cup cyclocross will continue this winter. That will be held in Ostend without a public in the last weekend of January. Mathieu van der Poel and Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado then defend their title.
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