Cyclo-cross World Championships to go ahead without crowds

The Netherlands’ Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado wins the elite women’s cyclo-cross World Championships in Dübendorf, Switzerland, in 2020
The Netherlands’ Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado wins the elite women’s cyclo-cross World Championships in Dübendorf, Switzerland, in 2020 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The 2021 UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships will go ahead as planned in Ostend, Belgium, during the last weekend of January, but they will take place without any spectators as a measure against the coronavirus pandemic.

"We have always believed in it, and had examined all the different scenarios," said organiser Rik Debeaussaert this week, according to HLN. "We're therefore very proud that all the hard work in recent weeks, months and years has finally led to a decision. Now we only look ahead and count down the days to the spectacle."

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