January 17, 2021
For 2021, Flandriencross from Hamme ("hah-muh"), Belgium is part of the X²0 badkamers Trofee. It takes place on January 23. In prior years, it has sometimes been part of the Superprestige calendar.
'Cross legend Sven Nys won this one a whopping 7 times!
For 2021, Flandriencross is one of the last races before the cyclocross world championship, giving riders a final tune-up opportunity to test their fitness and technique.
On the Elite Men's side, Mathieu van der Poel has won the last 4 editions, and Flandriencross is on his preliminary schedule again this year. Annemarie Worst has taken the last 2 editions of the Elite Women's side. Worst won Koppenbergcross early in the 2020/21 season, but went backwards, citing injury and fatigue; Worst took a mid-season break for training purposes in an attempt to right the ship. She would need to make a big leap in results in order to make it 3 in a row.
Wout van Aert, fresh off a victory at Belgian nationals, is also scheduled to appear, in the last head-to-head battle with MvdP before Worlds.
The X²0 badkamers Trofee series, including Flandriencross, is carried by GCN on their Race Pass subscription service. Race Pass allows live event streaming as well as replay, useful for USA customers who are asleep during some European events.
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