Van Aert, Van der Poel and Pidcock, the giants of mud meet in Benidorm: "It has broken all expectations"

11 years later, Spain will host a Cyclocross World Cup occasion. Momparler, coach and ideologue, explains the secrets and techniques of an occasion that shall be attended by greater than 15,000 spectators

Van Aert, in a current victory.

A priori, Benidorm and dust don’t appear too related concepts. And but, this weekend 15,000 followers will pack the circuit designed within the Foietes and El Moralet parks within the metropolis of Alicante to vibrate with the colossi of cyclocross. “All expectations have been damaged, the environment goes to be loopy,” he admits Pascual MomparlerSpanish coach and the good ideologue of the penultimate spherical of the World Cup being held in Spain this Sunday for a specialty with hardly any custom in our nation.

As a result of cyclocross is for the Belgians and the Dutch. However there are three colossi, heroes of the highway too, who’re attaining an enormous growth of a modality that has all of it: “There aren’t any methods right here, it is an hour on the high”.. “The approach they’ve, the engine and what they they do, each on the highway and in cyclocross, in addition to on mountain bikes. It is outrageous. They’re marking an period”, admitted Philip Orts, the six-time nationwide champion and who this Sunday to search for at house -he is from Alicante from Villajoyosa, to be near them-. As a result of in Benidorm they would be the solely declare, the Belgian Wout van Aertthe dutch Mathieu van der Poel and english tom pidcock (apart from different nice specialists and feminine stars akin to Marianne Vos, Fem van Empel and Puck Pieterse).

“Neither the place nor the date are coincidence,” admits Momparler, who needed to negotiate 3 ways, with the Alicante Provincial Council, ruled by the Widespread Occasion, with the Valencia Neighborhood (by Comproms) and with Flanders Traditional, the organizing firm of the World Cup, whose president is the previous basketball participant thomas van den spiegel. “We’re dedicated to a sustainable space, with resort capability and the necessity to entice tourism in these months. And we benefit from the truth that throughout these weeks, Van Aert and firm are coaching within the space. Biking introduced all of them collectively”, congratulates the coach, which he additionally devised final 12 months, along with his personal firm Momparler Biking, a Traditional in Spain (Jan) and which is dedicated to the survival of the occasion in Benidom.

Momparlet himself finalizes the main points of a circuit that, in impact, is not going to have mud or go away the same old prints of unrecognizable cyclists, nevertheless it does produce other points of interest. “It’s designed within the form of an eight, with two well-differentiated components. The primary one is extra technical, with stairs, jumps, bridges, sand… And one other yet another about energy,” he particulars. And he additionally talks concerning the different a part of cyclocross, what occurs exterior, the occasion, the environment, the beer: “It will be an important Sunday.”

It has been 11 years since a World Cup occasion has been held in Spain. It was in Igorre, in 2011 and he prevailed kevin pauwels, a transparent Belgian, who in 2015 was world champion. However the worldwide repercussion that this revival in Benidorm can have is incomparable, with all the pieces bought out, followers arriving from throughout Spain and even overseas and broadcast to 130 nations (in Spain it will likely be seen stay on Teledeporte and Eurosport).