Jens Dekker nabs juniors title at ‘cross worlds

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  • Published Jan. 30, 2016
  • Updated Jan. 30, 2016 at 10:47 AM EDT
Jens Dekker rode to a juniors world championship victory Saturday on a wet Heusden-Zolder course. Photo: Tim De Waele |

HEUSDEN-ZOLDER, Belgium (AFP) — Jens Dekker rode to a juniors title at the cyclocross world championships Saturday on a rainy afternoon in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium. The 17-year-old Dutchman, ranked number one in the world in the juniors category, took the victory solo ahead of a French duo of Mickael Crispin and Thomas Bonnet.

“The start was the most important thing,” Dekker said. “I knew I that normally I would be the best, so I made sure to start very well and take the lead, and then I tried to get away.”

Dekker has been head and shoulders above the competition all season long, having already won the World Cup, the Dutch national championship, and European championship at the juniors level.

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