A MUD...NESS WEEKEND in BELGIUM!!

Last weekend few of us from the team flew to Belgium, to spectate the 2016 CycloCross World Championships in Zolder.Certainly it was an eventful weekend.

This beautiful sport is upcoming here in UK.But last week events made even more famous than ever within the cycling world. 

Let make sure that the discovery of the engine in the frame during the first day of the event does not take away the mental & physical strength of those athletes. The condition were brutal, high winds combined with rain made the track a complete MUD bath.

 On the street of Antwerp.

On the street of Antwerp.

The saturday was a quite day due to the program schedule,and mainly for the brutal weather conditions.The over 2000 people were kept warm by the live music,the Belgium Beer, the food and tremendous hard work that those athletes had to encounter.

 Italian flag flying for the "Azzurri" girls & boys 

Italian flag flying for the "Azzurri" girls & boys 

We were lucky enough to have the tumble dryer in our apartment to get all of our drenched & dirty clothes washed and cleaned for the day after.In the evening our host Kris,from Kuai Sport Promotions treated us to a lovely meal in the stunning city centre of Antwerp.

 Pouring Rain in the finish line

Pouring Rain in the finish line

The Sunday it was a different story 80,000 fans, 1.5 million television viewers worldwide for this upcoming sport,where mental & physical strength are a must for the riders.

 The dutch bike garage

The dutch bike garage

Adam Toupalik,of the Czech Republic made is performance even more interesting when decided to celebrate his victory a lap before the end of the Under 23 Men Race. He managed to get a silver medal after crossing the finish line.

 Antwerp Chopper Town Bike

Antwerp Chopper Town Bike

 Womens Action

Womens Action

 Women Starts.

Women Starts.

The Men Elite race was a nerve breaking for the home supporter and their neighbouring country,Netherland.The 80thousands were like lions roaring in a cage craving for food.They were correct to do so,Belgium potted the Gold & Bronze medals.

 Antwerp Bier Central,300 beers in the Encyclopedie

Antwerp Bier Central,300 beers in the Encyclopedie

It was a great weekend.

Thank you Kris for you hospitality and giving us the chance to stay so close with the Belgium Cycling environment.

If you like mud and speed,hard work & fun and you hate the concrete road,Cyclocross or CX is your sport.

Buona Domenica a tutti.

SD Team