Lars Boom has already decided to skip the 2010 World Championships in Tabor, Czech Republic, according to a BN DeStem report. After failing at his stated goal to win the world title this year in Hoogerheide, the Dutch rider is moving on and said after racing in Heerlen a week ago that he’s embarking on a new chapter of his career and will focus on the spring classics in 2010.

Boom alluded to this change in our exclusive interview in Issue 5 of Cyclocross Magazine, however it did not sound like his withdrawl from the sport would be quite so drastic. Next season, Boom will only compete in five ‘cross events, and said he’ll do them for fun.

With Groenendaal retired and Boom distracted by the off-season discipline also known as “road,” Dutch hopes may fall on Thijs Al to fight the Belgian dominance.