The Heusden-Zolder World Cup is one of the biggest classics in Belgium for many reasons. First, it has been on the calendar for many many years and it used to be one of the biggest Superprestige on the calendar. Oh, and the race is held on the mythic Zolder F1 track, it makes for a very unique race venue with MASSIVE infrastructure, very impressive!
With World Championships being held on the very same track in about a month from now, it was an amazing opportunity to race on this very particular track. It is a mix of some very technical and muddy steep chutes, but half of it is very fast, so race tactics and drafting are crucial. A little bit of a tough race for me (but congrats to Aaron Schooler and MvdH for personal best results in Europe!), nothing special to report this time so I'll share some cool pictures with you. «A picture is worth a thousand words right» ?! So here is an 6000 word essay. Cheers!
Fun technical MTB style section in Zolder (Photo: Flow T.A.)
Steep sandy run-up before a super steep uphill. Leg killer! (Photo: Flow T.A.)Dismounting for the steep run-up (Photo: Flow T.A.)Powering thru the forest section (Photo: Luc Van Der Meiren)One of the fun technical steep chute on course (Photo: Emmanuel Dubois)Cover Photo: Cyclephotos.co.uk