Albertina <----- off work, sick. I didn't pick a bad day, did I?! The Koppenberg is the first race of eight in the Gazet van Antwerpen Trofee series, which was won last year by His Svenness, from Stybar and Pauwels. In other news, this race is awesome. I won't say any more, as Chris has already written a fab preview.
Here is what The Belgian One, our very own GS had to say in her Cross Calendar:
Oh my, I wonder where this race is. On the freaking Koppenberg maybe? The race goes up the Koppenberg and then flies down the hill in a muddy, technical, awesome descent. One of the most prestigious races on the calendar, this one. Do. Not. Miss it.
Start time: women 13h45, men 15h
Last three winners elite men: Sven Nys (2010), Sven Nys (2009) and Sven Nys (2008) [Note from Albertina: bah] [Another note from Albertina: in the women's race, our very own crayon artist superstar Helen Wyman will be out to defend her crown...good luck Helen!]
Live feed here
Watch the last lap here.