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“Younited Belgium is a team for experts in the daily survival”

22/12/22

“Younited Belgium is a team for experts in the daily survival”

Younited is a social sports organisation that uses sport to improve the welfare of the most vulnerable target groups in our society. On Monday 26 December, we have invited a number of riders from their cycling teams to the UCI World Cup round in Gavere. Kenny Van Houcke, head of Flanders at Younited Belgium, tells us something about the organisation.

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European champion Vanthourenhout crowns himself snow king of Val di Sole

17/12/22

European champion Vanthourenhout crowns himself snow king of Val di Sole

Snow and ice created a spectacle in Italy’s Val di Sole. The unique surface gave European champion Vanthourenhout wings. He completed an impressive solo. The young Belgian Vandeputte and the Swiss Kuhn were almost as happy with their second and third places.

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Pieterse prevails in snow of Val di Sole

17/12/22

Pieterse prevails in snow of Val di Sole

A white carpet of snow, we don’t see that often during the cyclo-cross season, but we did in Italy’s Val di Sole. There, the riders were able to show their skills on the ice. The technically strong Pieterse did so with bravura and she triumphed after a nice solo.

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Van Aert solos in Dublin

11/12/22

Van Aert solos in Dublin

Wout van Aert has secured his first win of the season. The Belgian champion had to chase twice after bad luck, but decided the race with one acceleration on the penultimate lap. He makes it ahead of Sweeck and Pidcock.

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Van Empel triumphs after thrilling duel with Pieterse in Dublin

11/12/22

Van Empel triumphs after thrilling duel with Pieterse in Dublin

Fem van Empel’s dominance continues. With a sixth victory in the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup this season, she is more firmly in the lead in the standings. Van Empel was able to hold off Pieterse after an ultimate acceleration in the final metres in the field. Betsema finished in third place.

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Discover the sport and fringe programmes in Dublin

09/12/22

Discover the sport and fringe programmes in Dublin

A real first on the agenda on Sunday 11 December, when Dublin will be the setting for the first ever UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup round on Irish soil. Lots of top riders will sign up for the cross on and around the Sport Ireland Campus, but there will also be plenty to do off the course. Get to know the programme below.

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Mathieu van der Poel impresses in Antwerpen

04/12/22

Mathieu van der Poel impresses in Antwerpen

Mathieu van der Poel was on form with an impressive solo in Antwerpen. The Dutch rider attacked on the second lap and triumphed with a solo win. Wout van Aert finished second on his return to the field.

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Van Empel cruises solo to her fifth UCI World Cup victory in Antwerpen

04/12/22

Van Empel cruises solo to her fifth UCI World Cup victory in Antwerpen

Dutch rider Fem van Empel took her fifth UCI World Cup victory of the season in Antwerp. Her compatriot Puck Pieterse offered some resistance for half of the race, but the UCI World Cup leader eventually built up an impressive lead.

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