2016 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships

2016 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships
Host city Heusden-Zolder, Belgium
Date(s)  (2016-01-30 - 2016-01-31)30–31 January 2016
Events 5

The 2016 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships was the World Championship for cyclo-cross for the season 2015–16. It was held in Heusden-Zolder in Belgium on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31 January 2016. The championships featured five events, in addition to the men's and women's elite races there was a U23 men's and junior men's races, and for the first time, a U23 women's race.


Mechanical doping

Almost six years since the first allegations of “mechanical doping” in cycling the UCI, during the Women's under-23 race, for the first time in cycling history found evidence of technological fraud when they checked the bicycle of Femke Van den Driessche. The UCI had been testing a new detection system. The offence carries a minimum six-month suspension and a fine of between 20,000 and 200,000 Swiss francs.[1]

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's events
Men's elite race[2]
Wout Van Aert
 Belgium (BEL)
1h 05' 52" Lars van der Haar
 Netherlands (NED)
+5" Kevin Pauwels
 Belgium (BEL)
Men's under-23 race[3]
Eli Iserbyt
 Belgium (BEL)
51' 18" Adam Ťoupalík
 Czech Republic (CZE)
+1" Quinten Hermans
 Belgium (BEL)
Men's junior race[4]
Jens Dekker
 Netherlands (NED)
43' 05" Mickael Crispin
 France (FRA)
+ 35" Thomas Bonnet
 France (FRA)
+ 1' 00"
Women's events
Women's elite race[5]
Thalita de Jong
 Netherlands (NED)
41' 03" Caroline Mani
 France (FRA)
+ 14" Sanne Cant
 Belgium (BEL)
+ 24"
Women's under-23 race[6]
Evie Richards
 Great Britain (GBR)
41' 34" Nikola Nosková
 Czech Republic (CZE)
+ 35" Maud Kaptheijns
 Netherlands (NED)
+ 47"




  1. Rider implicated after motor found on bike at world cyclo-cross championships
  2. "Results > Men Elite". Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  3. "Results > Men Under 23". Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  4. "Results > Men Juniors". Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  5. "Results > Women Elite". Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  6. "Results > Women Under 23". Retrieved 31 January 2016.

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