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Puck Pieterse prefers the Tour of Flanders to the World Cup XCO

Puck Pieterse, winner of the 2023 MTB World Cup, gives up the first 2 stages of the 2024 MTB World Cup to race on the road.

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Credits: UCI MTB World Series

Puck Pieterse is the current World Cup winner XCO , a title that he should begin to defend in a few weeks in the two events to be held in Brazil. But it won't be like that. The Dutchman will not participate in these events and joins the retirements of Sammie Maxwell and Ronja Blöchlinger have already been announced. In this case Pieterse preferred to give priority to the road.

puck pieterse cup
Credits: UCI MTB World Series

World Cup trials XCO in Brazil they lose stars as the day of its celebration approaches. Puck Pieterse focuses on the road calendar at the start of the season and this is the main reason for avoiding the start of the World Cup XCO. The Dutchman prefers to concentrate completely on the Tour of Flanders, which is incompatible with the trip to Brazil.

His retirement means there will be a new overall leader in 2024 following the unexpected dominance Pieterse exerted in the 2023 overall classification.



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[email protected] I am a fan of everything that has 2 wheels: at a young age I practiced road and track cycling (Italian Allievi champion). At the age of 18 I passed into the cross country competing at national/international level as an Under23. Past Elite, I made the choice to take things more lightly from a training point of view, and my love for gravity disciplines was born, training me as an FCI MTB instructor and guide. Now I have made passion my profession by managing 2 MTB centers on the island of Elba (Bike Center Elba and Elba MTB), creating the FANTAmtb and telling in an ironic but professional way everything that revolves around MTB thanks to 365mountainbike and 365TV (YouTube'PULITI dentro BIKER fuori').

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