My mum called last night, she was trying to convince me that I shouldn’t go to the World Cup race in Koksijde. While I was sharing some of her concerns, most of the terror threats seemed to focus on Brussels and not on the rest of Belgium, especially not on the distant and windy Koksijde. Indeed, the day went past like any other race in the past, there wasn’t anything that would have upset the flow of the events.
The ironic thing was, that the venue, that attracted in 2012 one of the biggest crowds in living history during the World Championships (62,000), attracted probably the smallest ever number spectators I’ve seen at a big Belgian cyclocross race (8,000). It was an exciting race, nonetheless and Sven Nys came out victorious, for the first time in a World Cup race since 2012. Also, this was the first race of the season, when I was wearing my signature fishermen’s trousers, as the weather has finally turned to the worse and offered a taste of proper cyclocross weather.
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