The expected first duel of the season in the cyclo-cross World Cup between the Dutch Mathieu Van der Poel and the Belgian Wout Van Aert will take place on December 26 in Dendermonde (Belgium), third round of the world circuit.
Van der Poel, 26, a four-time world champion in the specialty, will make his debut at the Rucphen (Netherlands) test on 18 December, starting the way to the crucial event of the season, the World Cup in Fayetteville (United States), on January 30.
Until that date, Van der Poel will compete in 4 World Cup events. In the third of them, on December 26 in Dendermonde, he will face his great rival, Wout Van Aert for the first time this season., 27 years old and triple world champion. A duel that puts many fans in the spotlight on cyclocross.