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Re: General Cyclocross News
« Reply #180 on: January 31, 2022, 00:01 »
Top favourite and best rider in the race won. No question about that ! However I doubt that this course under such weather circumstances really was World Championship material. It looked like reduced Strade Bianche, dirt road race, nothing close to a real cyclocross event. The weather conditions really were in Pidcock's favour and compared to his closest chaser, Lars van der Haar and Eli Yserbyt, the stairs also were in his favour, as he's taller, so he could take two stairs per step, Vervecken's style. This should also have been in Aerts' favour but he was quite disappointing. By the way, really a shame that Van Aert was no part of it. He wouldn't have risked anything on such course.

Also as Michel Wuyts pointed out, this was Pidcock's thirteenth race day this winter while Eli Yserbyt has now raced 34 events (Lars Van der Haar should be close to Yserbyt's figures).

But I'm glad to see Lars van der Haar back at his former level, after so many injuries and tragedies in the past years. His position on the bicycle is still as stylish as it used to be and always with the nose on the handlebar and the start.  :D
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