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Feature - Cyclocross’ Cradle is Belgian
John Vink
Take a small village in the Flanders. It is raining or foggy with near-freezing temperatures on muddy fields or on narrow paths in a forest growing on steep hills. Add a set of stairs and pitches of sand. Put a few wooden beams across the track. Now join a group with road bikes fitted and start racing as hard as you can for one hour, trying to be the first to cross the finish line. You’ll be running, sliding in the mud, jumping the beams, climbing the stairs, carrying and even riding your bicycle. A crowd will gather along the track, drinking beer, cheering and supporting, and waving banners with...

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BELGIUM, Koksijde (West Vlaanderen). 20/11/2016: A stormy wind...
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BELGIUM, Namur (Namur), 18/12/2016: Start of the Men Under 23...
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BELGIUM, Namur (Namur), 18/12/2016: Start of the Men Elite Lotto-Soudal...
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BELGIUM, Leuven (Vlaams Brabant). 18/02/2017: 'Nieuwelingen'...
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BELGIUM, Niel (Antwerpen). 11/11/2016: The 'Soudal' cyclo-cross...
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BELGIUM, Namur (Namur), 18/12/2016: Women Elite Lotto-Soudal...
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BELGIUM, Lille (Antwerpen). 4/02/2017: Spectators shelter from...
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BELGIUM, Namur (Namur), 18/12/2016: Lotto-Soudal Men Juniors...
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BELGIUM, Namur (Namur), 18/12/2016: Lotto-Soudal Men Juniors...
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BELGIUM, Lille (Antwerpen). 4/02/2017: Maud Captheijns, winner...
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BELGIUM, Namur (Namur), 18/12/2016: Lotto-Soudal Men Juniors...
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BELGIUM, Namur (Namur), 18/12/2016: Arrival of the Men Under...
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BELGIUM, Niel (Antwerpen). 11/11/2016: The 'Soudal' cyclo-cross...
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BELGIUM, Hamme (Antwerpen). 24/11/2016: Sweeck Laurens at the...
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BELGIUM, Mol (Antwerpen). 4/12/2016: Contestant at the 'Junior...
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BELGIUM, Leuven (Vlaams Brabant). 18/02/2017: 'Nieuwelingen'...
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BELGIUM, Namur (Namur), 18/12/2016: Women Elite Lotto-Soudal...
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BELGIUM, Namur (Namur), 18/12/2016: Women Elite Lotto-Soudal...
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BELGIUM, Namur (Namur), 18/12/2016: Start of the Men Elite Lotto-Soudal...
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BELGIUM, Leuven (Vlaams Brabant). 18/02/2017: Exhausted rider...
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BELGIUM, Leuven (Vlaams Brabant). 18/02/2017: Mathieu Van der...
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BELGIUM, Namur (Namur), 18/12/2016: Women Elite Lotto-Soudal...
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BELGIUM, Lille (Antwerpen). 4/02/2017: Ellen Van Loy is directed...
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BELGIUM, Niel (Antwerpen). 11/11/2016: The support zone during...
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BELGIUM, Namur (Namur), 18/12/2016: Lotto-Soudal Men Juniors...
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BELGIUM, Leuven (Vlaams Brabant). 18/02/2017: Juniors Cyclocross....
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BELGIUM, Niel (Antwerpen). 11/11/2016: Starting grid of the junior...
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BELGIUM, Namur (Namur), 18/12/2016: Lotto-Soudal Cyclocross of...
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BELGIUM, Namur (Namur), 18/12/2016: Lotto-Soudal Cyclocross of...
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BELGIUM, Namur (Namur), 18/12/2016: Women Elite Lotto-Soudal...
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BELGIUM, Namur (Namur), 18/12/2016: A Cofidis entertainment where...
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BELGIUM, Namur (Namur), 18/12/2016: Technical assistants go back...
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BELGIUM, Namur (Namur), 18/12/2016: A rider warms up before the...
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BELGIUM, Hamme (Antwerpen). 24/11/2016: The 'Flandrien' cyclo...
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BELGIUM, Namur (Namur), 18/12/2016: A rider warms up before the...
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BELGIUM, Lille (Antwerpen). 4/02/2017: A rider takes souvenir...
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BELGIUM, Lille (Antwerpen). 4/02/2017: Worldchampion Sanne Cant...
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BELGIUM, Lille (Antwerpen). 4/02/2017: Not all the competitors...
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BELGIUM, Mol (Antwerpen). 4/12/2016: Warming up on the rollers...
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BELGIUM, Niel (Antwerpen). 11/11/2016: The 'Soudal' cyclo-cross...
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BELGIUM, Hamme (Antwerpen). 24/11/2016: The 'Flandrien' cyclo...
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BELGIUM, Hamme (Antwerpen). 24/11/2016: A man carries his dog...
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BELGIUM, Hamme (Antwerpen). 24/11/2016: The 'Flandrien' cyclo...
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BELGIUM, Leuven (Vlaams Brabant). 18/02/2017: Cyclocross initiation...
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BELGIUM, Leuven (Vlaams Brabant). 18/02/2017: A supporter photographs...
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BELGIUM, Leuven (Vlaams Brabant). 18/02/2017: Supporter of Mathieu...
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BELGIUM, Lille (Antwerpen). 4/02/2017: Spectators drink hot soup...
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BELGIUM, Lille (Antwerpen). 4/02/2017: Krawatencross.
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