CYCLOCROSS – Namur, Belgium
It’s the 20th December in the middle of Western Europe and its 12 degrees. El Nino in full effect. Cyclocross is basically cross country cycling on a variety of terrains on a closed course. There are areas where it is only just possible to ride, some areas where it is difficult to ride and some where you have no hope of surviving so you throw the bike over your shoulder and run with it instead. It is Belgium’s National Sport and it was no surprise when 20,000 locals turned out to watch the institution that is the last World Cup race before Christmas.