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Sunday January 6 the cyclo-cross peloton will be coming to town for our brand new cross, the Brussels Universities Cyclocross. The 7th manche of the DVV Verzekeringen Trofee will take place on the grounds of both ULB and VUB.
It will be the first time that the cross takes place in the Brussels Capital Region. In between the several aulas and the beautiful green environment of VUB and ULB, the cyclocrossers will find a challenging and varied trail to present their excellent performance. “You can compare this new cross with a park cross, but in an even more impressive environment”, says ex-world champion Erwin Vervecke of organizer Golazo Sports.
“It will be something unique. Thanks to a huge amount of sloping surfaces (taluds) present on the campus site, we could create a beautiful trail. Passing by the well-known stairs at the cafetaria of VUB could, depending on the weather, become a key moment during the contest”, suggests Vervecken.
The Brussels Universities Cyclocross replaces the Soudal Cyclocross Leuven on the planning. The contest in Leuven moves to February 23 and stays part of the Soudal Classics.
All contests of the DVV Verzekeringen Troffee (men and women) will be broadcasted live on Sporza.