After the Belgian championship in Koksijde and the Weversmisdagcross in Otegem is there this coming weekend for the third time in a week a cyclocross organized in West-Flanders. This time it is the turn of Zonnebeke, near Ypres.
Both Wout van Aert as Mathieu van der Poel fit for this ‘single cross’. An ideal opportunity for men and Wietse Bosmans, Eli Iserbyt, Gianni Vermeersch, Klaas At the Belgian champion elite without contract Vincent Baestaens to throw into the oppergaai.
It was, in effect, Wietse Bosmans last year. He left when under more Vincent Baestaens and Michael Vanthourenhout. The course of the cyclocross in and around the Berten Pilstraat and the Kaspeelpark, is 2.581 meters long of which the half runs over marshy pasture and grasgrond.
When the women is looking out for the laureate of the 33rd Kasteelcross, the Dutch Thalita de Jong. They get in Zonnebeke competition of Ellen Van Loy, Loes Sels, Kim Of The Stone and Jolien Verschueren. The latter can rely on its loyal fans. That just as the supporters of Eli Iserbyt of their shelter in a café in the centre of Zonnebeke.