Fem van Empel comes from behind to take fifth Cyclocross World Cup victory of the season in Antwerp

The Dutchwoman extends her overall lead at the summit of the World Cup standings

Cyclocross Antwerp
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Fem van Empel (Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal) overcame a challenging start to win her fifth Cyclocross World Cup race of the season on the banks of the Scheldt River in Antwerp

On a technical course, 20 year old Van Empel fell off her bike in a deep section of sand in the second lap of five, allowing Puck Pieterse (Alpecin-Deceuninck) to move into a decent-looking lead at the head of the race.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.