Marianne Vos: Paris-Roubaix was a good warm-up for cyclo-cross season

Marianne Vos after winning UCI Waterloo Cyclo-cross World Cup at the elite women's race 2021
Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma) at the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup in Waterloo (Image credit: Snowy Mountain Photography)

The return of US cyclo-cross racing and throngs of costumed, horn-blowing fans was in full gear Sunday at the opening UCI World Cup in Waterloo, Wisconsin, where Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma) returned to the top step of the podium.

It was her first race of this year's cyclo-cross season, having been part of women's road racing history just one week ago with a second-place finish in the inaugural Paris-Roubaix Femmes.

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Jackie Tyson
North American Production editor

Jackie has been involved in professional sports for more than 30 years in news reporting, sports marketing and public relations. She founded Peloton Sports in 1998, a sports marketing and public relations agency, which managed projects for Tour de Georgia, Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah and USA Cycling. She also founded Bike Alpharetta Inc, a Georgia non-profit to promote safe cycling. She is proud to have worked in professional baseball for six years - from selling advertising to pulling the tarp for several minor league teams. She has climbed l'Alpe d'Huez three times (not fast). Her favorite road and gravel rides are around horse farms in north Georgia (USA) and around lavender fields in Provence (France), and some mtb rides in Park City, Utah (USA).