Bogense 2019- World Championship CX

Bogense was the location for the biggest event of the season, the World Championships. Based around the marina, the course didn’t offer the rider too many challenges with a string of Ups’ and downs along the side of the course giving them the best opportunity to escape the field.

The racing got underway with the Junior Men. A much anticipated race with defending champion Ben Tulett looking to repeat, with strong competition from the Belgian team. In the final World Cup Thibau Nys took the honours, and Ryan Cortjens proving the strongest throughout December. It quickly became clear that Ben Tulett was the strongest and despite a big chase behind he took the win. Ryan finished 3rd and Thibau was 4th.

The next race on course was the Under 23 Men. A big battle was once again predicted with the Iserbyt / Pidcock battle much spoken about. Despite an early issue with his gears Tom quickly looked to put space between himself and Eli, and he powered away to a first victory in the u23 Category. Eli finished 2nd his defence of the rainbow jersey.

The final race of day one was the Elite women. A battle was predicted between the Dutch riders and Sanne Cant. Despite being outnumbered it was Cant that took the win. Jolanda Neff was the big challenger to the front of the race in the early laps and eventually finished 6th. Ellen van Loy finished 10th.

Sunday Morning was the u23 women and once again a Dutch dominated battle was expected. Anna Kay crashed the party and for much of the race looked really in the hunt for a medal. She eventually finished 5th with Clara Honsinger finishing 10th.

The afternoon race was the Elite Men, and MVDP did what was expected and took the rainbow back to Holland. Felipe Orts took the race on in the early stages and showed how strong he is, eventually finishing 12th. Michael Boros who’s had a great season in Belgium took 14th.