Mathieu van der Poel will compete in Benidorm this January

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Two months after its celebration, the Cyclocross World Cup – Benidorm Costa Blanca 2023 have confirmed the first two stars that will shine on the return of the best cyclocross on the planet to Spanish territory. the dutch Mathieu van der Poelquadruple world champion in mud and two-time winner of tour of flanders on the road, and the Italian Silvia PersianWorld Cup bronze in the winter discipline and new leader of women’s UAE on the road, will be at the Alicante event on January 22. More than 1,250 fans have already bought their tickets to enjoy this live show.

The announcement of the cyclocross calendar of Mathieu Van der Poel (1995, Kapellen – Belgium; of Dutch nationality) has become an event in his country, where cyclocross is religion and he is an icon. Considered one of the best specialists today, as evidenced by his four rainbow jerseys and his 28 victories in World Cup events, which he generally won only once, his aura has transcended the road since he joined in 2017. start multidisciplinarity in the current Alpecin-Deceuninck. Hand in hand with the Belgian team, he won two Tours of Flanders, one Street Bianchea Amstel Gold Race and a stage of Tour de Francein addition to wearing yellow himself Large Boucle And be European champion… of mountain bike.

Silvia Persico (1997, Alzano Lombardo – Italy) this is one of the big revelations of the 2022 cycling season, on the mud and on the road. His jump to quality began in cyclocross, where a dreamlike January led him to declare himself Italian national champion and take bronze at the World Championship held in Fayetteville (United States). The road campaign only confirmed its strength: it was 7th in Giro Donne5th in Le Tour Femmes and winner of a stage at La Vuelta’s Ceratizit Challengein addition to the World Cup bronze in the long-distance road test of Wollongong 2022. His good performance allowed him to be signed as the head of UAE ADQ Team.

“That Mathieu Van der Poel and Silvia Persico come to the Cyclocross World Cup – Benidorm Costa Blanca 2023 is very important,” he said. Pascual Momparler, head of Momparler Cycling. “One of our goals is to attract the best cyclists in the world, who in this case are also stars of both cyclocross and road. In addition, their presence will allow us to communicate with their countries how good it is in Benidorm, in Costa Blanca and in Spain, and will encourage fans from all over the world to come and have fun with us. We continue to work on the line that we propose to the institutions, and we are very happy that it can be done successfully”.

The UCI Cyclocross World Cup has already seen 6 of its 14 events. Dutch Fem van Empel dominates the Elite women’s version with solvency, with four victories that put her in the lead with a 90-point lead in the second classified Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado. The margin separating the Belgians is much narrower Eli Iserbyt and Laurens Sweeck in the men’s Elite category: only one point. The heat of Benidorm, penultimate in the 2022-2023 UCI Cyclocross World Cup program, will certainly be decisive in the resolution of this competition.

Source: La Verdad

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