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Joris Nieuwenhuis’ September and October cyclocross program announced

Race program

After a good year on the road at WorldTour level with Team Sunweb, Joris Nieuwenhuis returns to cyclocross racing this winter. The 2018-19 ‘cross season saw Nieuwenhuis take the step up to elite level racing from the U23 ranks and the Dutch rider quickly settled in and found his rhythm, finishing in the top ten twice in his opening three races. His standout performance of the year came on the 26th of December where he took a very impressive third place at the World Cup in Zolder. Looking towards this season of cyclocross, Nieuwenhuis wants to build on last year’s performances, becoming more consistent and aiming to peak for the final part of the season.

“My ambition for this season is to be a steady rider in the top of the field and show myself in the front with the best guys,” explained Nieuwenhuis. “I made some good steps last season so I want to take that experience forward with me this year, along with all that I’ve learned from my first year riding on the WorldTour. The end of the season is the most important part and that is where I really want to be at my peak level, so we’ve built my season towards getting there. I will also do two rankings this year, the World Cup and Superprestige, so if I can show my consistency then I will also like to see myself finish in a high spot overall in both of those competitions.”

Team Sunweb coach Rudi Kemna added: “Joris has shown during his road season that he has improved his all-round level both in the hilly stages and hectic sprint finals. He starts his cyclocross season this weekend with the two World Cup races in the US and is really motivated for a good opening. The plan for this winter season is to find a good balance between training blocks and cyclocross races. Joris will focus on being consistent throughout the season at the World Cup and Superprestige, before aiming to peak for near the end of the season at both the national and world championships. After a good road season and build up, Joris is really looking forward to kicking off his season in America.”

Race Program:

Iowa World Cup – 14/09/2019
Waterloo World Cup – 22/09/2019
Gieten Superprestige – 13/10/2019
Boom Superprestige – 19/10/2019
Bern World Cup – 20/10/2019
Woerden – 22/10/2019
Gavere Superprestige – 27/10/2019