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by Mark Zalewski
December 27, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Van Aert extends World Cup lead with dominant win at Heusden-Zolder; Vos continues comeback with World Cup win at Heusden-Zolder; British Cycling announces funding cuts; Froome discusses 2017 race plan; Quintana confirms Giro, Tour double; Movistar extends with Soler, Sütterlin; Van der Haar makes return at Heusden-Zolder; Van der Poel changes a shoe faster than many change a bike; Carol of the Spokes.
Marianne Vos (Rabo Liv) continued her strong comeback to racing cyclocross with a World Cup win on a fast Heusden-Zolder course.
“This was my third race. There are still a lot of races left and I look at it step-by-step,” Vos told Het Nieuwsblad. “The Dutch championship is a goal, then training in Spain ahead of the final two world cup and the world championships.”
The multiple world champion used the uphill part of the course to gain separation ahead of Sanne Cant (Enertherm-Beobank) and Katerina Nash (Clif Bar), to make the same podium as the Superprestige race in Diegem last week.
Vos set the terms of the race early on with a pace that left only Cant and Nash on her wheel.
Current world champion Thalita De Jong did not start the race as she is still suffering the effects of a hard crash at the last world cup race in Namur.