'Only Van Der Poel and Van Aert can afford not to change their price': Cyclocross riders brace for loss of earnings

Fewer spectators are expected at races this winter due to the ongoing coronavirus situation as well as the reshuffled road racing calendar

Mathieu van der Poel and Wout Van Aert at the 2018 Cyclocross Worlds (Tim De Waele/Getty)

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The timing of the road racing season means it has been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic but it's also unlikely that cyclocross' winter schedule will see it escape unscathed.

Race organisers are preparing for a season with fewer spectators than usual, and the economic effect of fewer ticket sales will mean the riders on the start line receive lower appearance fees.

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