For episode 3.6 we head to Ruddervoorde for the third round of the Superprestige series. The race takes place in a usually quiet neighborhood. It’s a tight course with lots of turns and short climbs. There is nowhere to really escape and more than a handful of riders are in contention as the race winds down. A far cry from the normal two or three racers we normally see off the front at the end of the race. Riding vs. running is one key (and one that is the topic of discussion in the first episode of Your Moment of SVENNESS available here: http://www.cxhairs.com/2014/11/18/your-moment-of-svenness-1-1/) The sand, while not treacherous like Zonhoven also plays a role. But more than anything it’s a battle to the end with many different leaders and great performance by the winner.
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Footage is via Vier: http://www.vier.be/veldrijden
All music in this episode is available for purchase at Bandcamp.com.
Had Ten Dollaz~Cherry Glazerr: https://suicidesqueeze.bandcamp.com/track/had-ten-dollaz
I Think I May Be Gray~Shambles: https://shamblesmusic.bandcamp.com/album/move-away
Too Shabby~Rozwell Kid: https://brokenworldmedia.bandcamp.com/album/too-shabby
Royal Blue~The American Scene: https://purenoise.bandcamp.com/track/royal-blue
Cosmic Misery~Martha: https://marthadiy.bandcamp.com/album/courting-strong