The World Cup picks back up for the penultimate round in Nommay, France on Sunday. Nommay has hosted many rounds of the World Cup, but was skipped last year in favor of another French venue in Pont-Château. Toon Aerts continues to lead the men’s overall and looked very good at the Belgian National Championships last weekend. In what has become the norm, Mathieu van der Poel will skip this round of the World Cup before heading to Hoogerheide and worlds. On the women’s side, the Dutch continue to dominate and the battle for the overall is a three-way battle between Ceylian del Carmen Alvarado, Annemarie Worst and Katerina Nash.
Without Mathieu van der Poel, the race should be between Belgium’s top riders. The last Belgian rider to win in Nommay was Tom Meeusen in 2014. Toon Aerts will look to extend his overall lead, while riders like Eli Iserbyt and Laurens Sweeck will be in the mix. Britain’s Tom Pidcock and the Nethrland’s Corne van Kessel should be among the non-Belgians to contend for the podium.
- Eli Iserbyt
- Laurens Sweeck
- Toon Aerts
It goes without saying that one of a handful of Dutch riders should take the victory in Nommay. Ceylian del Carmen Alvarado looks to be the heavy favorite, but has only won one round of the World Cup this season. Katie Compton won the race in Nommay two years ago and is coming off a nice break and rebuild as she looks to end the season strong. Lucinda Brand has won the pst two rounds of the World Cup, but won’t be back in action until Hoogerheide.
- Ceylian del Carmen Alvarado
- Annemarie Worst
- Caroline Mani
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