Vos draws confidence from immediate cyclo-cross success

Marianne Vos (CCC Liv) wins Ethias Cross Essen
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Marianne Vos (CCC-Liv) returned to cyclo-cross on Saturday after a ten-month hiatus and she got her winter off to a winning start with a dominant victory at the Ethias Cross in Essen, though she insisted that she did not expect to repeat that result in her forthcoming races, such as the World Cup in Namur on December 22.

The Dutchwoman’s last cyclo-cross outing had been the World Championships on the opening weekend of February, where she took bronze. After winning the 2019 Women's WorldTour on the road, she delayed her cyclo-cross debut until December, but she quickly hit her stride on the muddy course in Essen on Saturday. She finished a minute clear of 18-year-old Hungarian champion Blanka Kata Vas (Doltcini-NM Transport), with Anna Kay (Experza) taking third.

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