Belgian Champion Cyclocross, Toon Aerts, has extended his contract with Telenet Fidea Lions to remain with the team until the end of 2022.

The 25-year-old Toon impressed past season by winning the national title and the Telenet World Cup, his first ever overall World Cup victory. After already triumphing In the United States twice, Toon also powered to victory at the famous Koppenberg and the Druivencross in Overijse. At the Worlds in Bogense, the talented rider powered to a very strong third place, his first podium at a World Championship!

Toon joined the team in 2013 and is happy to stay with the Lions for the coming years:

“I’ve had a great season this year. I hope to repeat such results in the future and I feel that this team is the right one to achieve those goals and to further develop. This Autumn, it will be my seventh year with Telenet Fidea Lions, so I pretty know the team inside and out. The good vibe I feel in this team is clearly paying off. Hence, the contract extension is a logical result”, Toon said in a press release of the team.

“I perfectly know who to turn to if I have any specific questions. I get the full support of the team managers - being Karen, Sven and Kris - who all are in close contact with my current coach, Tim. Also the fact that I get along really well with my teammates is very important. All those aspects together create an environment in which I can perform at my best."

"During my cyclocross career, I was already able to win one World Cup and two out of three championships so far. My goal is to fill in the gaps on my palmares. I’m definitely not done with cyclocross yet and still have many ambition to keep my focus fully on the field.”