On Thursday another round of the Cyclocross World Cup took place in Zolder, Belgium, with a number of Luxembourgish riders among the participants.
Mathieu van der Poel was victorious, with the Dutchman beating second placed Laurens Sweeck by a six second lead. Third place went to Quinten Hermans. Luxembourgish competitor Lex Reichling, who has won four competitions in Luxembourg this season, achieved 60th place.
The Netherlands' Lucinda Brand came first in the women's race, beating fellow Dutchwoman Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado by a second, and 13 seconds ahead of third-placed Annemarie Worst. Luxembourg's Christine Majerus did not participate for health reasons. Other Luxembourgers Marie Schreiber and Laetitia Maus reached 58th and 77th place respectively.
Swiss Kevin Kuhn won the race in 50 minutes and 5 seconds, five seconds faster than Antoine Benoist, Loris Rouiller and Niels Vandeputte. Luxembourg's Raphael Kockelmann came in 50th place.
Belgian Thibau Nys beat the Swiss Lillo Dario by 2 seconds to take first place. Lennert Belmans took third place.
Luxembourg fielded a number of competitors, including Alexandre Kess, Tom Paquet, Jo Schmitz, Noé Ury, Arno Wallenborn, Mats Wenzel and Mika Lamesch.
Tom Paquet achieved the best result for the Grand Duchy's participants, in 41st place. Noé Ury took 52nd place, Arno Wallenborn in 58th, Alexandre Kess in 60th and Jo Schmitz in 62nd. Mats Wenzel did not complete the race.