The Dutch star hopes to 'surprise' himself in his CX debut but thinks Wout van Aert may be too strong for him this weekend.
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Here's the news making headlines for Friday, December 17.
Roglič continues to believe he can win the yellow jersey, happy for van Aert to hunt green in 2022: 'Anything is possible'
Mathieu van der Poel returns to 'cross next weekend, setting stage for highly anticipated showdown with van Aert on December 26.
This is what it looks like when cyclocross moves from the boggy fields of Belgium to the spectacular snow of ski-country.
Van Aert takes third win in three races after riding away from the bunch in the opening laps.
Van Aert untouchable with near-two-minute victory ahead of long journey to Val di Sole for Sunday's snowy World Cup.
2022 road worlds set to see Alaphilippe, van Aert in the fray: ‘Classics riders will love this course’
Race director tips van Aert, van der Poel and Alaphilippe as top contenders for rainbow jersey in Wollongong.
Cyclocross riders head into the unknown in Val di Sole with a snowy World Cup race with a view to securing a place on the Winter Olympics schedule.
Adrie van der Poel says ‘crossers need to race on the road more to beat Wout van Aert, Mathieu van der Poel
Former rider and father of Mathieu says he predicted Wout van Aert's victory in Boom after analyzing his Strava data.
Van Aert smashes season standouts Iserbyt and Aerts with bullish performance at Superprestige Boom: 'I had not expected this'
Van Aert wins by more than 90 seconds despite late crash, Tom Pidcock places seventh after two spills in his first race of season.
Alpecin-Fenix bosses indicate MvdP likely to bring green jersey ambitions to 2022 Tour, confirm Dutchman 'well on schedule' after shaking back injury.
Van Aert given Kristallen Fiets award for best Belgian rider for second year running. He remains coy on start at CX world championships in Arkansas.
Pidcock, van Aert to make high-profile 'cross debuts in Boom on Saturday as organizers push on in face of surge in COVID cases.
Van Aert suggests Jumbo-Visma will split ambitions between his hunt for the green jersey and Primož Roglič's quest for yellow.
Tom Pidcock, Wout van Aert, and Mathieu van der Poel outline CX schedules, and right now, the stars will align only on three occasions.