It was a grim, November afternoon, there was only half a lap to go of the elite men’s race and I was sitting at the beginning of the finishing straight of the 2011 cyclocross World Cup race in Koksijde. I chose that spot consciously for the elite men’s race, but I ‘stumbled’ upon it accidentally earlier in the day.
While I always make sure to get back to the finish line, for some reason, I messed up the lap count during the women’s race and I only got to start of the finish straight when their race ended. However, I liked the spot and the angle, so I decided to shoot the finish of the elite men’s finish from that spot. I had no idea how lucky I was.
Kevin Pauwels and Sven Nys arrived in that corner together and I’ve managed to catch the first moment of their infamous battle: bikes a perfectly parallel, legs in perfect rhythm, but you can see, that Nys’ front wheel has already started turning, which would end in that much debated sprint.
If you don’t remember it, you can check it out here:
If you look carefully, you can spot me in the background at 6:27.
More to come soon…
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