Fem van Empel dominates Cyclocross World Cup opener in Waterloo

Fem van Empel at the Cyclocross World Cup in Waterloo
Fem van Empel at the Cyclocross World Cup in Waterloo (Image credit: Jumbo-Visma)

Fem van Empel (Jumbo-Visma) defended her victory from last year in Waterloo, once again winning the opening round of the 2023-2024 UCI Cyclocross World Cup in Wisconsin on Sunday.

"I didn't know what happened in the race because I did not accelerate. I only rode at my own pace. That was enough to make a gap. I'm very happy to win this race," Van Empel said. 

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