Twan van Gendt is going to lose his BMX world title.

The 29-year-old Dutchman already stranded in the quarterfinals at the World Cup at Papendal on Sunday.

Van Gendt finished fifth and last in the fourth and final heat of the quarterfinals.

Only the numbers one to four advanced to the semi-finals.

The early elimination was a disappointment for Van Gendt, who had just wanted to take revenge for the Olympic Games at the World Cup in his own country.

In Tokyo, the Brabanter stranded in the semi-final battle.

Van Gendt is still not fully recovered from the dislocated shoulder he sustained in April.

Olympic champion Niek Kimmann was placed in the same quarterfinal as Van Gendt and he finished first.

Jay Schippers was third and may also come back for the semi-finals.

Joris Harmsen and Mitchel Schotman also qualified earlier.

Dave van der Burg, like Van Gendt, did not make it to the semi-finals.

With the women, Judy Baauw, Laura Smulders, Manon Veenstra and Merel Smulders reached the semi-finals on behalf of the Netherlands, which are scheduled for Sunday around 2.30 pm.

The previous BMX World Championship was in 2019 in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium.

Last year's world championship was canceled due to the corona pandemic.

🇳🇱Joris Harmsen🇫🇷 Sylvain André🇨🇭 David Graf🇳🇱 Niek KimmannThose are your 1/4 Men Elite Race winners.

Big surprise as 2019 UCI BMX World Champion @twanvangendt is out!

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AuthorUCI_BMX_SXMoment of places12:00 - August 22, 2021

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