Formed in June 09, Here Come the Belgians is a non-elite anti-team celebrating all things cross, cobbled and Belgian.
Seeking a different experience to the traditional cycling club, its aim is to harness the energy of a vibrant internet cycling community with grass roots racing and riding based around Cyclocross and Spring Classics. There is no race programme in the style of a racing team, more a collection of individual experiences through rides and racing, in whatever location a member may be, that all can share in and contribute toward.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

The World Championship

While most seem to have spend the days on the dirty side of life, I took it upon myself to travel to the east. Crossed the sea and got to: Copenhagen. The place saw the "real" Belgians coming. I mean the guys You can see somewhere back in the picture:

I may assume You may be now know how the race ended, so useless to post a picture of the winner. Never the less we have exclusive material from the start. Yes, I had to cut my breakfast short just to take this picture:

And I managed to sum up most of the race action in just one singular picture:

Oh, good news for the Belgians: Phil Gilbert signed!! The best rider of the classics, the best rider of this year!!

Well, I mean not a contract with us, at least he signed the Jersey. Yeah, but also we paid a lot less to get his signature than the Swiss guy!

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  1. Nice one! Which camera were you using? Getting Mr Gilbert signed up for next year's Three Peaks would certainly help our results ;-) We could forgive him for being a Walloone - not sure if Nicole would though...

  2. I had to save in weight, so just a Leica M3 with a 50 mm Summicron.

  3. Fantastic work Dr Ko. Will that Jersey get washed? If not, was it clean beforehand? Nobody likes a stinky souvenir (not that I'm jealous or anything).

    Rich - I reckon we could all 'ave 'im on the Peaks. Just need to get a few Riggwelters down him before the start, puncture all his tyres, loosen all the bolts and steal his shoes.

  4. Hey, wish I'd known a fellow HCTB was out there, would have been good to share a beer.