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Flamanville is back to the World Cup

Next Sunday, the sixth round of the UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup takes place in the French town of Flamanville. The circuit, a regular venue for the Coupe de France, already hosted a World Cup race in the 2021-2022 CX season, and after a year's hiatus, it returns to the top global competition two years later.

The circuit

The circuit is located in the park around the Flamanville Castle, in the French department of La Manche. Each lap of the circuit measures 3160 meters in length and incorporates a significant innovation: a 65-meter-long bridge over the water that should provide spectacular images.

On the other hand, we should pay attention to the weather forecast, as rain is frequent in the region.

Women's race: The favorites

Shirin Van Anrooij (1200) returns to competition after more than a month off, and is one of the significant additions to the starting list of the women's race. Another notable addition is Kata Blanka Vas (1000), making her debut in this season's UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup. Both have a chance at victory, although they will have to face Lucinda Brand (1200) and Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado (1000), two in-form cyclists who have dominated the last three World Cup races.

Men's Race: The Favorites

Lars Van Der Haar (1200), Eli Iserbyt (1200), Michael Vanthourenthout (1200), Laurens Sweeck (1200), Pim Ronhaar (600), Joris Nieuwenhuis (600), and Thibau Nys (400) are the main contenders for victory in the men's race.

Photo: © UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup