After all the build-up and hype from the lack of races due to COVID-19, the 2021 UCI Cyclocross World Cup in Waterloo is finally upon us! While some racers contested Friday’s Trek CX Cup, other racers are in Waterloo for their first ride to preview the World Cup course today.
The Elite Men’s race takes place on Sunday, October 10th at 4:05 PM (CDT), 1:05PM (PDT) and 5:05 (EDT).
Below is a start list and a look at some of the riders to watch.
2021 UCI Cyclocross World Cup Waterloo Elite Men
Some big names will be attending this event. 2018 UCI Cyclocross World Cup Champion Toon Aerts, 2020 Rapencross De Lokeren Champion Eli Iserbyt, 2020 Superpresitge Merksplas Champion Michael Vanthourenhout, 2021 Rochester Cyclocross Champion Vincent Baestaens, and 2021 Ethias Cross Eeklo Champion Quinten Hermans will be attending the race.
There will be quite a turnout for the USA cyclists. Here is everyone from the USA that will be attending the race:
- Kerry Werner
- Gage Hecht
- Curtis White
- Stephen Hyde
- Scott Mcgill
- Lance Haidet
- Andrew Dillman
- Caleb Swartz
- Eric Brunner
- Andrew Strohmeyer
- Ben Frederick
- Scott Funston
- Sam Noel
- Daxton Mock
- Cody Cupp (substitute)
- Tobin Ortenblad (substitute)
After his strong performance on Friday at the Trek CXC, Ortenblad is hoping he has a chance to jump into the World Cup from his substitute spot.
From our cousins up north in Canada, there’s a strong contingent:
- Michael Van Den Ham
- Hugo Brisebois
- Matt Leliveld
- Lief Rodgers
- Brody Sanderson
You might have noticed big names are missing from the list, Cyclocross World Champion Mathieu Van Der Poel and 2021 World Cup Overijse Champion Wout Van Aert. Both are coming off a long road season (and in the case of Van der Poel, also mountain bike) complete with a brutal Paris Roubaix last weekend, and skipping the World Cups in the States.
See the preliminary start list below in pdf form. The 2021 UCI Cyclocross World Cup Elite Women’s start list for Waterloo is here.
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