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by Mark Zalewski
November 22, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: WADA Foundation Board approves recommendations, re-elects president; IOC proposes WADA code amendment banning serious offences; Wiggins talks future plans in odd interviews at Ghent Six Day; Grassroots racing on the UCI Continental Tours; Cancellara inducted into Laureus Academy; How Luke Rowe spends the off-season; Mathew Hayman given special edition bike for Roubaix win; Behind the scenes of NBC’s Tour de France coverage; Mathieu van der Poel rode home after cancelled Koksijde; Wout van Aert fits in a sand skills section; Amateur riding the Tour de France ahead of the pros; Michele Scarponi’s off-season training partner; Cavendish shows off his dance moves.
Mathieu van der Poel decided that the decision to not hold the Koksijde round of the cyclocross World Cup due to severe weather should not exempt him from getting a training ride in, so he rode home — more than 200km to the suburbs of Antwerp.
High winds forced the cancellation of the Koksijde World Cup.
The former world champ rode for nearly seven hours with his brother David back to his home, for a total of 207.8km.
While many of the riders supported organisers’ decision to cancel the race, with winds blowing down structures, van der Poel said that cancelling more than four hours before race time was too early to make the call.
“[The] decision was made way too fast in my opinion,” he said. “They predict less wind [in the] afternoon.”
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