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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.

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