The Cyclocross Rap Battle: Screencap Translation

Following the February 14 broadcast of the Superprestige finale in Middlekerke, Vier broadcast a “rap battle” between the top men cyclocrossers from Belgium and the Netherlands. Although no English subtitles were available, Dutch ones were provided. So, along with some help from my Dutch friends, here is my interpretation of the rap stylings of Sven, Rob, Wout, Klaas, Mathieu, Lars, Bart and Tom. This is pretty close but not a literal translation. I took a few liberties to make the Dutch rhymes come close to English rhymes.

Before you continue, if you haven’t seen the original, or to refresh your memory, here is the video in full:

And here’s the breakdown of the individual battles:

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The Teams:

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Sven vs. Wout:

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MvdP vs. Peeters:

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MvdP vs. Peeters (take 2):

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Bart vs. MvdP:

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Wout vs. Bart*:

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Peeters vs. Meeusen … but first Klaas:

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Klaas vs. Lars:

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Lars vs. Klaas:

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Meeusen vs. Sven:

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And the winner is …

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*Historical context for Wout vs. Bart: In the 2005 Vlaamse Druivenveldrit Overijse, Wellens kicked a spectator who allegedly threw beer at him. Wellens went on to win the event after Lars Boom slipped in the final lap. Several days later after a meeting of the three race commissioners and the UCI, Wellens was disqualified and Boom was awarded the win. Later Wellens served a month long ban from racing during September 2006.

Wellens Kick Final

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