For episode 3.10, we head to Erpe-Mere for the Belgian National Championship race. The hilly, muddy track is one of the most challenging we have seen all season. This race pits Belgian stalwarts like Sven, Kevin, Klaas and Tom against the growing youth movement of Wout van Aert, Time Merlier and Michael Vanthourenthout. The battle of the generations did not disappoint. For this episode we really don’t spend a lot of time on technique and just give you the run down of how the action played out. The many lead changes, the inopportune mechanicals, the surges, the controversies and the crowning of this year’s Belgian National Champion.
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Hell is Warm~Sidekicks: https://sidekicksohio.bandcamp.com/track/hell-is-warm
Daze~Dan E. Brown: https://beechcoma.bandcamp.com/track/daze
Autumn ∞ Harvest ∞ Happiness~Summer of Haze: https://fuselab.bandcamp.com/track/autumn-harvest-happiness
Donald Rumsfeld~Sleep School: https://sleepschoolpdx.bandcamp.com/track/donald-rumsfeld
Resignation Letter~The Also-Rans: https://also-rans.bandcamp.com/track/resignation-letter