koppenbergcross (November 1)
Wout van Aert was unable to win this iconic cyclo-cross race for a fourth consecutive time last year — his great rival Mathieu van der Poel took the win in front of huge crowds. One of the best attended cross races of the season, it’s highly prized by the riders and features the cobbled climb of the Koppenberg — the notorious ramp famously ascended every year in the Tour of Flanders. european cyclo-cross championships (November 3-4)
Mathieu van der Poel and Sanne Cant are both aiming to keep hold of their European titles for another year. Corendon-circus’s Dutch superstar Van der Poel has begun this season in exceptional fashion, while Belgian Cant has continued to dominate the women’s field. British hopeful Tom Pidcock goes for glory in the U23 category. He finished second in 2017. Pan-american cyclo-cross championships (November 3-4)
Just as their European counterparts crown a continental winner, North and South American riders face a technical course in Ontario, Canada. Boasting a sand pit, stair climb and multiple tricky ascents and descents, reigning champions Michael van den Ham and Christel Ferrierbruneaum will be defending their titles on home soil.