Dutch Championships

Dutch Championships

This weekend, nine riders of Tormans Cyclo Cross Team will battle for the national titles in the U23 and Elite categories in six different countries. On Saturday, the championships of Belgium (Women), France and Luxembourg are scheduled. The next day, the male representant will battle for the titels in Belgium, the United Kingdom, The Netherlands and in Switzerland, where Kevin Kuhn will defend his title. Barnabás Peák, the Hungarian rider from Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux, will also try to win the national cyclocross title this Sunday.

Thomas Mein, Marie Schreiber, Théo Thomas and Corné van Kessel will finally have another opportunity to race for the national title after last year’s cancellations because of the pandemic, or a collarbone fracture in case of Théo Thomas. The venue of the World Cup in Rucphen will also host the Dutch championships this season, in which Corné van Kessel will participate for the eighth time in the Elite category. The Dutch rider aspires a fourth medal in this category.

« European champion Lars van der Haar is the main favorite to succeed Mathieu van der Poel this Sunday. The U23 riders join us in the battle for the title, so it might be an exciting day. Week after week, I show thee best of myself in order to finish as good as possible and it is with this mindset that I travel to Rucphen. I’m happy that I’m on the mend after my bad crash in Baal, a couple of rest days helped me a lot! »


General Classification