2015 Superprestige #1 – Gieten Race Gallery

2015 Superprestige #1 – Gieten Race Gallery


In terms of the weather, today’s Superprestige race in Gieten felt like the extension of the summer, but the European cyclocross season has finally started for me. After spending almost a month in the US, I flew back to Europe on Friday, but it was anything but smooth. After a cancelled flight, I was put on another flight to Amsterdam, which was all good and dandy, but my luggage, with all my outdoor clothes and other bits and pieces for today’s race were left somewhere on the other side of the Atlantic.

Due to the weather, it was fine today, but it’s a bit annoying, that I was lugging around all that stuff for a month, “because I need these things in Gieten”, and then I don’t get to use them, because my bag is delayed. All is well that ends well, it was a dry day and my case should reach London by Monday.

On the racing side of things, we’ve seen another tour de force by Wout Van Aert, I wonder who’s going to stop this guy, I wonder whether he will be able to hold this form until later in the season? Below can you find my selection of photos from today, I hope you enjoy it. More to come soon.

Quinten Hermans in the first lap of the men U23 Superprestige race in Gieten, The Netherlands. All rights reserved. ©Balint Hamvas / Cyclephotos

Riders in the dark during the U23 men's Superprestige race in Gieten, The Netherlands. All rights reserved. ©Balint Hamvas / Cyclephotos

U23 Men jostle for position in the last lap of the Superprestige race in Gieten, The Netherlands. All rights reserved. ©Balint Hamvas / Cyclephotos

Sanne van Paassen laughs before the start of the women's Superprestige race in Gieten, The Netherlands. All rights reserved. ©Balint Hamvas / Cyclephotos

A remote TV camera operator checks his gadget before the first lap of the women's Superprestige race in Gieten, The Netherlands. All rights reserved. ©Balint Hamvas / Cyclephotos

Sanne van Paasen rides during of the women's Superprestige race in Gieten, The Netherlands. All rights reserved. ©Balint Hamvas / Cyclephotos

Riders in the third lap of the women's Superprestige race in Gieten, The Netherlands. All rights reserved. ©Balint Hamvas / Cyclephotos

Rozemarijn Ammerlaan in the third lap of the women's Superprestige race in Gieten, The Netherlands. All rights reserved. ©Balint Hamvas / Cyclephotos

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Nikki Harris talks to Papa Vos after of the women's Superprestige race in Gieten, The Netherlands. All rights reserved. ©Balint Hamvas / Cyclephotos

Tom Meeusen runs up the sandy hill in the first lap of the elite men's Superprestige race in Gieten, The Netherlands. All rights reserved. ©Balint Hamvas / Cyclephotos

Philip Walsleben leads the race in the second lap of the elite men's Superprestige race in Gieten, The Netherlands. All rights reserved. ©Balint Hamvas / Cyclephotos

Wout Van Aert supporters wait for their favourite rider.

Lars van der Haar leads the race with four laps to go of the elite men's Superprestige race in Gieten, The Netherlands. All rights reserved. ©Balint Hamvas / Cyclephotos

Julien Taramarcaz bunny-hops a little ditch on the course of the elite men's Superprestige race in Gieten, The Netherlands. All rights reserved. ©Balint Hamvas / Cyclephotos

Wout Van Aert in the lead. Elite men's Superprestige race in Gieten, The Netherlands. All rights reserved. ©Balint Hamvas / Cyclephotos

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Wout Van Aert rolls over the finish line of the elite men's Superprestige race in Gieten, The Netherlands. All rights reserved. ©Balint Hamvas / Cyclephotos

Toon Aerts catches his breath after the elite men's Superprestige race in Gieten, The Netherlands. All rights reserved. ©Balint Hamvas / Cyclephotos

An exhausted Julien Taramarcaz leans against he barriers after the elite men's Superprestige race in Gieten, The Netherlands. All rights reserved. © Balint Hamvas / Cyclephotos

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