The Cyclo-cross World Championships will be held in Hoogerheide on Sunday, February 5th
Written by Luke Stamm
Zellhem – Cyclocross rider Joris Nieuwenhuis from Zellheim can expect plenty of support from Achterhoek during the World Championships in Hoogerheide on Sunday 5 February. Supporters of the 26-year-old travel by bus to Brabant to experience the battle for the medals up close. “Hopefully, we can help Joris take home a World Championship!” , it looks confident.
This will be a big task, because at the start in Hoogerheide the best riders in the world appeared such as Mathieu van der Poel and the Belgian Wout van Aert, who shared victories together in the last weeks, which were full of cyclocross races. However, Nieuwenhuis is also having a strong season with top-ten finishes at the European Championships in Namur (4th) and in World Cup competitions in Bexe Bergen (4th), Overijsee (5th) and Holst (5th).
The cyclist from Zelhem was the world champion in the U23 category (under 23) in 2017. The World Cup in Hoogerheide will be his fourth elite trophy. Nieuwenhuis had his best World Cup finish in 2021 in Ostend, Belgium, finishing 10th. Last year’s World Championships were held in Fayetteville, USA, where Zellheimer was not at the start.
Now that the rainbow jersey has been given plenty of home runs, fans are also taking their chance. There are still vacant seats on the bus. Those who are registered for the bus trip will receive information about boarding locations and departure times. The costs will be around 25 euros per person.
You can register via [email protected]
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