Cyclo-cross World Championships: Van Empel wins U23 women’s title

Cyclo-cross World Championships: Van Empel wins U23 women’s title


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Fem van Empel wins the U23 Worlds in Ostend.

Fem van Empel wins the U23 Worlds in Ostend. (Image credit: Getty)
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Fem van Empel wins the 2021 U23 CX Worlds in Ostend.

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Fem van Empel wins the 2021 U23 CX Worlds in Ostend.

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Fem van Empel continued the Dutch domination at the Cyclo-cross World Championships by powering clear to win the under-23 women’s event in Ostend.

The 18-year-old former professional footballer ran away from her rivals on the last lap in the sand to beat Dutch teammate Aniek van Alphen into second, while Blanka Kata Vas (Hungary) took bronze.



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