Wednesday is the veldritseizoen continue with the Parkcross in the East Flanders Maldegem. World champion Wout van Aert is not there at the start. However, of the party, Michael Vanthourenhout, the second of the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Valkenburg, Eli Iserbyt, the world champion in the promises, and the Dutchman Mathieu van der Poel, in Valkenburg, only third, but with 26 victories, however, the slokop of the season.
Also ex-European champion Show Aerts, fourth at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS, Laurens Sweeck and Lars van der haar are present.
Van der Poel wants for 30 victories and the chance that the Dutchman succeeds is great. Wednesday he will try not to face competition from van Aert. Who prefer a short holiday over for an afternoon of cross. Last year it was the Pool all the best in Maldegem. Michael Vanthourenhout and Tim Merlier were flanking him on the stage.
At the women will the Dutch Marianne Vos, her title, not defend it. World champion Sanne Cant, last year’s second, this time the competition of the French Pauline Ferrand-Prévot, the Americans Katherine Compton and Kaitlin Keough and the British Helen Wyman.
The start is given on the Gidsenlaan. Then one draws the Sint-Addition, where the riders and cyclists in addition to some natural obstacles to be also bars, a washboard and a bridge under the wheels pushed get.
The Parkcross is part of the Brico-Crosses, a gc is not connected.