Bart Wellens has stated that he expects to return to cyclo-cross competition at the fourth round of the GvA Trophy in Essen, Belgium, December 12. The Belgian has resumed training after the cytomegalovirus (HCMV) forced him out of competition in September and will travel to Majorca, Spain, Saturday for a ten-day training camp.
"I've been riding sessions of one-and-a-half to three hours on the road or rollers. My body is responding well," Wellens told De Morgen. "Little by little, my familiar life is getting back on track, even though [the effects of the virus mean] I continue to have a lot of rest."
Wellens said he expects to join his Fidea Cycling teammates at the GvA Trophy round in Essen on December 12, followed by the Cyclo-cross International in Valencia, Spain on December 20.
He will continue to build up his preparation for the events when he travels to the Spanish island of Majorca on Saturday. The two-time cyclo-cross World Champion will train there for ten days before returning to his native Flanders.
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