THE BEST RACE EVER. I said EVER!
The race takes place around the municipal swimming pool, and ever since its inception I've been hoping that they include the big yellow slide in the race rather than just ride a big loop around it. Really, I'd make the best cx races. This may not be the most interesting one on the calendar - but the organisers try to add as many obstacles as possible and really there's something fun about watching the pros ride up that hill that seemed so big when you were six, watch them skirt the pond on the wrong side if they're trying to find the best make-out spot (they probably aren't). Also, insider hint: the plants by the tennis courts right behind where they exit the pool area contain itching powder and can be used to distract competitors.
Remember, the BPost series is the one that runs on time, not points. Current GC after two races:
|1.||Sven Nys||in 1u56'07"|
|2.||Niels Albert||op 45"|
|4.||Thijs van Amerongen (Ned)||1'48"|
|5.||Philipp Walsleben (Dui)||1'50"|
|7.||Marcel Meisen (Dui)||2'57"|
|8.||Julien Taramarcaz (Zwi)||3'15"|
|10.||Twan van den Brand (Ned)||3'40"|
Local weather report: cold, dry, cold, grey, cold. Just above freezing cold.