Cyclo-cross rising star Eli Iserbyt: My time will come

Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal's Eli Iserbyt power to victory at the 2020 Vestingcross in Hulst, in the Netherlands
Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal's Eli Iserbyt powers to victory at the 2020 Vestingcross in Hulst, in the Netherlands (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal's Eli Iserbyt says that reigning cyclo-cross world champion Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) gives him "the drive to train harder", and although the 22-year-old Belgian is yet to find the answer as to how Van der Poel can be beaten, Iserbyt defiantly says, "My time will come."

Iserbyt chose to make the step up to the elite ranks from the under-23 level at the start of the 2019/20 cyclo-cross season, and immediately set out his stall by winning the first three rounds of the World Cup series and the first rounds of both the DVV Trofee and the Superprestige series.

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