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Van Aert and Van der Poel to clash six times during Christmas cyclocross period

Wout van Aert: Expecting to be in second position, I forgot to ride my own sprint

The heady days of the cyclocross duels between Wout van Aert and Mathieu van der Poel seem to be winding down as the Belgian announced a curtailed campaign that will see the two riders face to face in only six races, all during the ‘Kerstperiode‘ festivals around Christmas.

Van Aert will start earlier than the Dutchman, taking on the Exact Cross in Essen on December 9. The first face-off with Van der Poel will be at the Exact Cross in Mol on December 22, where the Dutchman makes his season debut.

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