Cyclo-cross World Cup opens in Kalmthout

The first round of the 2005-2006 Cyclo-cross World Cup will be held in Kalmthout, Belgium on Sunday. The 10 round series will visit seven countries, finishing in Hoogerheide, The Netherlands on January 22.

The favourites for the first round will be the Belgians, with defending World Cup champion Sven Nys coming off a win in Lebbeke today and hoping to get his World Cup campaign off to a good start tomorrow. His nearest challenger is expected to be his compatriot Bart Wellens, who looks to be nearly back to his best after last year's disappointing season. Wellens already has a win in the first round of the Superprestige in Ruddervoorde to his credit, and will be gunning for another in tomorrow's likely to be muddy race in Kalmthout.

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