The European Cyclo-Cross Championships 2021 in Col du Van – Drenthe,Netherlands, were held last weekend with positive results for the Alpecin-FENIX riders.

Both Niels Vandeputte and Puck Pieterse won silver medals in their U23 competitions.

On November 6th, the first day of the UEC Cyclo-Cross Championship, Vandeputte achieved the second position of the Under 23 race, just after Ryan Klomp who won by + 0.01 second of advantage. In the same competition Jente Michels finished 8th, a promising result for one of the youngest Aplecin-FENIX riders.

The followinh day,r it was Puck Pieterse’s turn to defend her title in the U23 Women category. After a rough start, she crossed second the finish line at  44:26 with a gap of + 0.17 seconds behind  Shirin Van Anrooij.

In the Woman Elite category, Dutch cyclist and defending European champion Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado’s race had a bitter taste: due to the crash in the final lap, she finished 4th. It was however, a good result.

Next year’s European Cyclo-Cross Championships will take place in Namur, Belgium, and we are sure the Alpecin-FENIX riders will be ready to fight for the top positions.