Toon Aerts hoping absence of Van der Poel and Van Aert will help him reclaim Cyclo-cross World Cup crown

Toon Aerts hoping absence of Van der Poel and Van Aert will help him reclaim Cyclo-cross World Cup crown



Two-time UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup series winner Toon Aerts is ready to reclaim the title after missing out in the 2020-2021 season. He’ll have four Baloise Trek Lions teammates to aid in his quest, which begins Sunday afternoon in Waterloo.

Aerts comes to Wisconsin as the number one-ranked rider in the UCI cyclo-cross rankings and has high expectations for the entire year. What he won’t find in the US are the two rivals who have been part of many World Cup duels, as Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) and Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) will not be in the Waterloo-Fayetteville-Iowa City rotation because of their road calendars.



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