Tuesday, October 4

Felipe Orts, for a Top 10 in the World Cup: “I have prepared it with great care”

Ehe Alicante faces the Fayetteville World Cup (United States) with a great season behind him and the illusion of being able to sneak into, at least, the top-10 of the event. After a long journey, and already with the colors of the Spanish selection, Felipe Orts play this Sunday the Cyclocross World Cup. A test that he has prepared with care and in which he wants to shine. His national and international successes endorse the runner’s strong commitment to trying to achieve a very good result against the best in the world. Without a doubt, he is in a position to compete in everything in what will be his ninth cyclocross world championship.

The route is made up of a 3-kilometre circuit that consists of an initial favorable section, to later link up with several short and explosive climbs. The most technical section is found in the second part, with a long uphill staircase that connects with a quick descent, although not very complicated. Before the stairs, there is also paving with stone slabs.

Looking at the future

Orts offered his vision: “The World Championship is always a special event, the most important race of the year. I arrive in very good shape, I have prepared it with great care and I hope I can do it well. The truth is that I do not love the circuit, but we’re going to give it our all. It’s going to be a very physical race, to get to the end strong and then be able to climb many positions. So it’s important not to leave the race at any time”.

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The race will take place this Sunday at 2:30 p.m. US time, 9:30 p.m. in Spain. The usual platforms will broadcast a race that can also be followed through the UCI website.


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