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Thru the lens of Patrick Verhoest: bpost Bank CX - GP Mario De Clerq

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Our Patrick Verhoest travels about 50 meters from his home to the bpost Bank CX event in Ronse last weekend

Tom Meeusen
Tom Meeusen
Patrick Verhoest

[Photos by Patrick; words by Chris]

What season is it?

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Well, in Flanders, beer and lion caps are never out of season. So I ask again... what season is it?

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Oh, right. Cyclocross season. Ronse is home to the Hotondberg, Flanders' best impression of a mountain.

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As we all know, mountaineering can be dangerous. Klaas Vantournout takes a wee detour:

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Conditions weren't horrendous but there were plenty of ways to trash yourself on the slippery hillside.

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New Zealander Alexander Revell has wowed the CX circuit with his whiskers. Sporza has quite a collection of stories about his moustache.

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Germany's Phillip Walsleben, 9th on the day:

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Local vet Bart Aernouts, fourth behind the Bigs

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The New Kid, Lars van der Haar:

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Rob Peeters, en route to 10th place:

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Klaas Vantornout, upright again:

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Tom Meeussen, digging deep:

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Bart Wellens, back to his old self:

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Nys, the old Master:

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Kevin Pauwels, with his chase-face on:

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and the winner, world champion Niels Albert:

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