After the top cyclocross racers gathered in Zeven, Germany for the fifth round of the UCI cyclocross World Cup, the action heads to Belgium and the town of Hamme in East Flanders on Sunday. The DVV Verzekeringen Trophy series is in it’s third round after the GP Mario De Clercq in Ronse and Koppenbergcross in Melden.
The course features a lot of rolling packed dirt sections which could be muddy if it’s wet on Sunday. The forecast calls for the temperature to be hovering around 6 C with only a chance of a shower.
Last year Mathieu van der Poel took the win while rival Wout Van Aert—who got the best of talented Dutchman in Saturday’s World Cup—won the two editions before that. In the overall standings, van der Poel leads Telenet-Fidea duo of Lars van der Haar and Toon Aerts by 17 and 21 seconds respectively. Katy Compton leads the women in the overall standings ahead of Helen Wyman.
Trek Bicycles is broadcasting the action live on Sunday for free with streams of the elite women’s and men’s races. The women race at 7:45 a.m. EST while the men go off at 9 a.m. EST. Click here to stream the racing live on Sunday.