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Summertime cyclo-cross: a photo gallery

You may think of cyclo-cross as a winter sport, but while you were sweating your way around a crit course somewhere in America, Sven Nijs (Rabobank) was winning the GP Eric De Vlaeminck, the summer edition of a winter sport. During a warm race in Zolder, Belgium, Nys had no competitors. Ben Berden finished second after a big gap while Wim Jacobs finished third. Bart Wellens, who won the race this year, abandoned due to the enormous heat. Now, Wellens leaves for a monthlong training camp in St-Moritz, Switzerland, before the real cyclo-cross season begins in September . . . when the weather

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By Marcel Van Hoecke

Mario de Clercq gives it a go

Mario de Clercq gives it a go

Photo: Marcel Van Hoecke

You may think of cyclo-cross as a winter sport, but while you were sweating your way around a crit course somewhere in America, Sven Nijs (Rabobank) was winning the GP Eric De Vlaeminck, the summer edition of a winter sport.

But it wasn't a day at the beach, even if it was hot enough for swimming

But it wasn’t a day at the beach, even if it was hot enough for swimming

Photo: Marcel Van Hoecke

During a warm race in Zolder, Belgium, Nys had no competitors. Ben Berden finished second after a big gap while Wim Jacobs finished third.

Bart Wellens, who won the race this year, abandoned due to the enormous heat. Now, Wellens leaves for a monthlong training camp in St-Moritz, Switzerland, before the real cyclo-cross season begins in September . . . when the weather should be a little cooler.

But then again, winning is always nice

But then again, winning is always nice

Photo: Marcel Van Hoecke

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