Though the morning was a bit chilly, when the race started at 11am, the sunshine had already warmed up the air. As there was no significant rain on the previous day, the entire course was dry and fast.
Emilien Viennet and Mike Teunissen in sync on the hardest climb of the course.
Andrea Righettini manages to climb the ascent on his bike whilst other racers decide to run up the hill, even in the first lap.
A tricky off-camber section, which was tackled by most of the racers at amazing speed.
Everybody was fighting hard for good positions, even if they had to take a small detour.
There were long tarmac sections where riders could enjoy the leader’s slipstream. In this case, the Dutch Emiel Dolfsma was kind enough to pull the train.
There was only one section, where the riders had to tackle some stairs and it wasn’t particularly steep either – or at least they didn’t LOOK steep. I reckon after 6 laps they didn’t seem easy.
Well, to be honest, all the planning I had done on Saturday didn’t really pay out, or at least not the way I expected. I miscalculated the amount of time necessary to get from the furthermost part of the course back to the start-finish area, so I missed the finish of the juniors and I could only snap this photo of this tired and dirty lot.