Another Monday is here and our news from the world of cycling with it! So, what did you miss?
Wout van Aert defends the title
The Belgian was once again crowned the men’s World Cyclocross Champion on Sunday. He beat Mathieu van der Poel in a dramatic race after the Dutch rider had suffered a few punctures.
“I had to face a lot mentally and it’s not always easy to keep my focus on the race, but I made it and I’m very proud of my team,” van Aert told cyclingweekly.co.uk after securing his second title.
A career change for Nairo? It’s not likely to happen.
— Movistar Team (@Movistar_Team) January 26, 2017
The Peter Sagan faux pas
Aussie journalist Michael Tomolaris thought he was going to get a heartfelt confession from a person who appeared to be Peter Sagan’s biggest fan. But he was wrong.
Hold me tight
It seems Tony Martin still needs to get used to his new Katusha-Alpecin team. After the end of the aero training, he was expected to do a lap on a Canyon Urban, but there wasn’t anyone to hold him upright.
If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you’re a badass, Tom!
— Tom Dumoulin (@tom_dumoulin) January 22, 2017