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A new dimension to cyclo-cross

That's what snow has added to the race in Overijse
Snow has added a new dimension to the already epic cyclo-cross races at this time of the year. The riders attacked the track in Overijse under the first white carpet of this winter season. A real moodsetter for Belgian ‘veldrijden’ and another example of why you should try to engage in or visit a cyclo-cross competition yourself.

Aren’t we all praying silently for a white scenery on our favorite holiday of the year, at times when Christmas is coming closer and presents are waiting to be opened under our brightly decorated trees? Well, it isn’t the 25th of December yet but our prayers already seem to be answered.

At a place that is mainly known for the Brabantse Pijl road race in April, the cyclo-cross track offers another hidden gem at the center of Belgium, just between Wallonia and Brussels. The region is known for its hilly environment which is expressed on the circuit. The snow further turned the race’s surface into a mudfest. All in advantage of our U23 European champ Eli Iserbyt, who took part in the men’s elite because he hadn’t a classification to defend in his category that day. The promising talent rode very strong and was long in battle for the second place on the podium but the 20 year old Marlux-Napoleon Games rider ultimately finished 5th.

This race again was a real moodsetter for what Belgian ‘veldrijden’ is all about. The pictures below show proof. If you have missed this race, coming weekend’s World Cup race in Namur is our tip of the week to catch up. Even more hills and maybe even more snow and mud. At cold winter times a spectacle to warm up your hands once more.
So, Christmas is coming closer and we’re all counting the days. If you’re still searching for that last present under your cozy tree, did you already consider a ticket for a Belgian cyclo-cross race? Your old dear will experience a day to never forget.