Track world cup round three (November 30-December 2)
Trade team Huub-wattbike will be aiming to cause further upsets in Berlin. America’s Ashton Lambie, the individual pursuit world record holder, debuts for the British team pursuiters. They finished second in Canada recently, bettering the result of the British Cycling quartet. Eighteen riders will be donning GB colours this time around; Jason and Laura Kenny, Katie Archibald and Ed Clancy are the standout names. lampiris Zilvermeercross (December 2) The world’s best cross riders will once again take to the start line of a race in Belgium, and this one has a lengthy stretch of sand. Lucinda Brand negotiated the course best last year, winning the women’s race, while fellow Dutch rider David van der Poel was the fastest male. Although Wout van Aert is finding this season hard to replicate his form of previous years, he has twice won here; Tom Meeusen has finished third in three of the last four editions.
GP Hasselt (December 1)
Part of the Soudal Classics, the course in Hasselt is best known for the pond that sits to the left of the course, often forcing some riders down the slope and straying dangerously close to the water’s edge. Corné van Kessel was a surprise victor in last year’s race, while in the women’s race the win went to Loes Sels.