We’re only a few days out from the start of the 2023 Cyclocross European Championships and the national teams are making their selections. France’s team looks strongest on the women’s side where former world champion Pauline Ferrand-Prévot is the biggest name on the French team. Ferrand-Prévot is coming off a MTB and gravel season where she took a huge 4 different world championships, barely believable but a sign the French rider has made the most of her season so far.
A recent signing for the Ineos Grenadiers as a currently solo woman rider, that team will gradually pick up more names over the coming months as they expand an off-road roster that includes men’s cyclocross world champion Tom Pidcock. She will start with the Koppenbergcross on Tuesday before heading to Namur for the European Championships on Saturday. It’s a title that Ferrand-Prévot has never won, despite being the world champion in 2015.
Also chosen for the French women’s team is Hélène Clauzel, Perrine Clauzel and Anaïs Morichon. Young hopefuls Line Burquier (who was 10th at Maasmechelen last weekend) and Amandine Fouquenet (11th at Maasmechelen) will race the U23 European championships.
The men’s team has just 2 selections: the reigning national champion Joshua Dubau and David Menut.