2016 European Cyclocross Championships – Day 2 Photo gallery

2016 European Cyclocross Championships – Day 2 Photo gallery


French spectators are a bit like a mix between the Americans and the Belgians. They mainly cheer on only their own, but they cheer on all of their riders. They are loud and enthusiastic – as long as you are wearing the French rooster on your skin suit. On the other hand, as I mentioned yesterday, they move around a lot. There were a few spots, where people stayed at, regardless of where the riders were, but for the most of the course, there was a lot of running around – I don’t think I’ve ever seen a crowd moving this much. It was positively mesmerising.

It was a good day, felt like hot summer day at times on the sun. As much as I saw from the men’s race, it was a cracking race and Toon Aerts is a worthy winner – after animating races early on, it was good to see that he managed to stay away to the finish line. As for the morning, it was exciting to see Tom Pidcock win the juniors’ race, though he seemed he barely broke a sweat.

I’m returning home for about 16 hours tomorrow, only to drive over to Oudenaarde, for a revised Koppenbergcross race on Tuesday. More to come soon…

2016 UEC European Cyclocross Chamionships, Pontchatea, France

2016 UEC European Cyclocross Chamionships, Pontchatea, France

2016 UEC European Cyclocross Chamionships, Pontchatea, France

2016 UEC European Cyclocross Chamionships, Pontchatea, France

2016 UEC European Cyclocross Chamionships, Pontchatea, France

2016 UEC European Cyclocross Chamionships, Pontchatea, France

2016 UEC European Cyclocross Chamionships, Pontchatea, France

2016 UEC European Cyclocross Chamionships, Pontchatea, France

2016 UEC European Cyclocross Chamionships, Pontchatea, France

2016 UEC European Cyclocross Chamionships, Pontchatea, France

2016 UEC European Cyclocross Chamionships, Pontchatea, France

2016 UEC European Cyclocross Chamionships, Pontchatea, France

2016 UEC European Cyclocross Chamionships, Pontchatea, France

2016 UEC European Cyclocross Chamionships, Pontchatea, France

2016 UEC European Cyclocross Chamionships, Pontchatea, France

2016 UEC European Cyclocross Chamionships, Pontchatea, France

2016 UEC European Cyclocross Chamionships, Pontchatea, France

2016 UEC European Cyclocross Chamionships, Pontchatea, France

2016 UEC European Cyclocross Chamionships, Pontchatea, France

2016 UEC European Cyclocross Chamionships, Pontchatea, France

2016 UEC European Cyclocross Chamionships, Pontchatea, France

2016 UEC European Cyclocross Chamionships, Pontchatea, France

2016 UEC European Cyclocross Chamionships, Pontchatea, France

2016 UEC European Cyclocross Chamionships, Pontchatea, France

2016 UEC European Cyclocross Chamionships, Pontchatea, France

2016 UEC European Cyclocross Chamionships, Pontchatea, France

2016 UEC European Cyclocross Chamionships, Pontchatea, France

2016 UEC European Cyclocross Chamionships, Pontchatea, France

2016 UEC European Cyclocross Chamionships, Pontchatea, France

2016 UEC European Cyclocross Chamionships, Pontchatea, France

2016 UEC European Cyclocross Chamionships, Pontchatea, France

2016 UEC European Cyclocross Chamionships, Pontchatea, France

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    Carl

    Great pics, looked like a super course with some amazing light. Now I just need to find a race rerun on YouTube or Vimeo somewhere – would love to know if MvP and WvA were just marking each other

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