National coach Vanthorenhout: “Currently, Von Airt’s participation in the World Cup is not on the agenda”
Friday 31 December 2021 at 08:36
Will Wood Van Airt appear at the start of the Cyclo-Cross World Championships in Foytville at the end of January? This is a frequently asked question in the country of cyclocross. Belgian national coach Sven Vandoranhout has not yet provided any clarification on the conversation with the Belgian newspaper. morning. “At this point, I don’t think he will go.”
With Belgian champion Jumbo-Wisma currently unbeaten on the field, Van Eirt’s call for participation in the World Cup is getting louder. He recorded his sixth win in six crossings at Lonehout last Thursday. It is unique to Van Airt. Vanduranhout looks at his countryman with admiration. “It simply came to our notice then. He radiates and drives leisurely.
“Whether he makes some mistakes or not, if he does, he will correct them immediately,” the Belgian voter said. “You do not notice frustration, he is not in a hurry and grows in competition. We have not seen it from him in recent years. It is a pleasure to see him running in the race.” He may not be fit for the fight for the title in a timely manner.
“I don’t think he will go this time.”
No more illusions for Vanthourenhout yet. “It’s very clear to me. At this point, I think he’s not going. It’s Plan A. He now has a plan to ride the crosses and has a plan, including the Belgian championship. There is a path to participation in the World Cup, but it depends on his results and his sense of ground.
“So it was thought about, but Plan A is a fact and not yet questioned. So at the moment, participating in the World Cup in the United States is not an option,” the national coach made clear.
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