UCI Masters Cyclo-cross World Championships: 19 UCI World Champions crowned
Men and women aged from 30 to 78 converged on the Belgian municipality of Mol for the UCI Masters Cyclo-cross World Championships on December 2 and 3.
A demanding circuit of 2.825km, including a sand section along the shores of the tourist lake Zilvermeer, awaited the 484 participants who completed differing numbers of laps depending on their age-group.
Fifteen of the 24 participating nations won at least one medal. Great Britain topped the medals table with five gold, a silver and a bronze. France and the USA each won four gold medals, with France claiming second place in the medals table thanks to five silver and three bronze compared with one silver and two bronze for the USA.
Next year’s UCI Masters Cyclo-cross World Championships will return to Mol, which incidentally is the birth place of road cycling pro Tom Boonen, 2005 UCI Road World Champion and bronze medallist in Doha (Qatar) in October this year.