23: Namur (WC)
Previous podium: Nys, Albert, KVT
TV: Sporza, 15h
The World Cup leg in Namur - or, the Citadelcross - is another highlight of the season. If you have to choose between Essen or Namur, pick Namur. Definitely pick Namur. The Citadelcross is incredibly hilly, with a course bordering on mountainbike. The climbs are steep - very steep - and the descents are swift and tricky. And all this in a forest with rocks and treeroots abound.