Wout van Aert rules out riding cyclo-cross World Championships in Fayetteville

DENDERMONDE BELGIUM DECEMBER 26 Wout Van Aert of Belgium and Team JumboVisma competes during the 2nd Dendermonde UCI CycloCross Worldcup 2021 Mens Elite CXWorldCup UCIcyclocrossWC on December 26 2021 in Dendermonde Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
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Wout van Aert has finally given his answer on whether he will race the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas at the end of the month and the answer is a firm 'no'.

Speaking to Sporza after winning his home race at the X2O Trophy in Herentals, the three-time world champion said his last cyclo-cross race will be the Belgian championships on Sunday.

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Laura Weislo
Managing Editor

Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Managing Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks. Laura specialises in covering doping, anti-doping, UCI governance and performing data analysis.