Opinion: Are ‘the big three’ of Van Aert, Van der Poel and Pidcock good for cyclo-cross?

They have been world champions for the last decade, but are yet to race yet this season. What's going on?

(l-r) Mathieu van der Poel, Wout van Aert and Tom Pidcock
(Image credit: Getty Images)
Adam Becket
Adam Becket

Senior news and feature writer at Cycling Weekly, Adam brings his weekly opinion on the goings on at the upper echelons of our sport. 

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Good morning, welcome back to The Leadout. I hope you’re well on this cold November Tuesday. It feels so far from the road season at the moment that it’s time to talk about that wintry sport: cyclo-cross. Remember, if you aren’t already, subscribe to this newsletter. Email me on adam.becket@futurenet.com if you’d like to chat.

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Adam Becket
News editor

Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.