Telenet Fidea Makes Plans for CLIF Bar CrossVegas – Wellens Returns in 2013
Here, Christian Helmig grabs the money at CrossVegas 2012. ©Thomas van Bracht / Cyclocross Magazine
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Telenet Fidea announced tentative plans for what has become an annual September trip to Las Vegas for CrossVegas. Returning to compete in the largest cyclocross race outside of Europe will be two-time World Champion Bart Wellens. Joining Wellens will be teammates Wout van Aert and Quinten Hermans. Van Aert earned a podium spot at the U-23 World Championships in Louisville with his third place performance. Hermans finished eighth in the Junior race but moves up to the U-23 category for the coming season.
Wellens is a veteran of CrossVegas, finishing eighth in 2011, and was featured with teammate Rob Peeters in the 2011 Sporza TV program about CrossVegas “Dollar Grabbing and Bunny Hopping.”
Telenet Fidea General Manager Hans van Kasteren commented, “Telenet Fidea has been sending riders to CrossVegas for several years now and that makes us kind of a leader in traveling to America for cyclocross races. Also now, after the World Championships in America, we keep believing in the importance of traveling overseas. It’s important for our sport and very interesting for our riders to gain UCI points before the start of the European season.”
CrossVegas 2013 will be held Wednesday September 18. Complete information is available at www.crossvegas.com