Shirin van Anrooij recovered from arm laceration and set to start Cyclo-cross Worlds

Shirin Van Anrooij
Shirin Van Anrooij wins junior women's world title at UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships 2020 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Shirin van Anrooij thought her cyclo-cross season was over after she suffered a deep laceration to her arm reportedly caused by a disc brake in a crash at the World Cup in Tabor in November. The Dutch rider, who won the inaugural junior women's world title last year, confirmed to Cyclingnews that she will start the under-23 race at the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships set to take place from January 30-31 in Ostend, Belgium.

"You will see me at Worlds," van Anrooij told Cyclingnews from her the Trek-Segafredo team training camp in Italy last week. "I leave training camp on Thursday and I will be racing at the two cyclo-cross races at home including the World Cup in Overijse, and then the week after I will be racing Worlds."

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Kirsten Frattini
Deputy Editor

Kirsten Frattini is the Deputy Editor of Cyclingnews, overseeing the global racing content plan.

Kirsten has a background in Kinesiology and Health Science. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's biggest races, reporting on the WorldTour, Spring Classics, Tours de France, World Championships and Olympic Games.

She began her sports journalism career with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. In 2018, Kirsten became Women's Editor – overseeing the content strategy, race coverage and growth of women's professional cycling – before becoming Deputy Editor in 2023.