World Cup Namur, a Photo Essay

You've seen the results (Sven Nys and Marianne Vos won), but have you seen just how ridiculously muddy it was? A friend of the cafe provided some excellent pictures for us all to enjoy.

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The Elite Men podium: Nys, Albert, Vantornout

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Marianne Vos works her way down one of the gnarliest descents of the season.

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Daphny Van Den Brant descends.

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Elite Women's podium: Vos, Chainel-Leferve, and Compton

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Splash! Slop was the name of the game on Sunday after two weeks of rain in Belgium.

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Lars Boom! joined the fun today but was decidedly off the pace, finishing in 28th.

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Niels Albert showed no signs of missing weeks of competition - he finished second on the day.

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Kevin Pauwels finished fourth and lost his lead in the World Cup rankings. Sven Nys now leads by five points.

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Who will run and who will ride?

All pictures courtesy of Patrick Verhoest

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