32,000 tickets for the Cyclocross World Championships in in Heusden-Zolder have already been sold, two months before the event takes place.

The championships will take place on the 30th and 31st of January and will be the first Worlds to take place in Belgium since 2012 when they took place in Koksijde. 60,000 visitors attended that year, but the organisers for Heusden-Zolder are hoping for a bigger attendance.

Koen Monu, organiser of the Worlds said last night: “There’s a lot of organisation involved in a World Championships. However, due to the threat of terrorism there is also more work, but I’m looking forward to it. It will be a wonderful World Championships.”

“There are already 32 000 tickets sold,” he said. “And the World Championships are still two months away. So that is already good, though we hope that by then the terrorist threat in the background is gone.”

At the Worlds last year in the Czech Republic, Monu outlined his hopes of having 80,000 visitors over the two days.


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