So, yesterday, I was talking about the number of spectators in Spa, how they crowd seemed to be a lot thinner than in previous years. Now, take that and multiply that threefold for today’s race. Admittedly, the Zilvermeercross race in Mol wasn’t part of any of the series, but most of the top riders were racing today, so the spectacle was there in theory. The question is how long can the organisers sustain the likely deficits in the current business model of cyclocross that heavily relies on the general public’s entrance fees.
I really like the texture of the sand – both the colour and the texture of it was very similar to snow and combined with the rather cold weather, it felt like a snowy afternoon. I also find these summer resorts an interesting venue for cross races (the other one is in Lille, the venue of Krawatencross, in February) – the contrast couldn’t be starker between the it’s winter and summer uses.
It’s the first weekend of December and It’s hard to believe that the season has already reached it’s half-way point. Next week, two more races will follow, another round of DVV Verzekeringen trofee in Essen and the mother of all crosses in Overijse. And don’t forget, you can still order a copy of my 2014/2015 cyclocross album >>>