The Big Picture | Heusden-Zolder World Cup – Elite Races

A gallery of images from both the Elite men’s and women’s races at the 7th round of the World Cup held on December 26th, 2019, at the Circuit Zolder auto racing track in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium. 

Clara Honsinger in the start grid at the UCI World Cup Heusden-Zolder

New US national champion, Clara Honsinger, throws her jacket to her soigneur in the start grid. Honsinger finished the race in 24th place.

Inge van der Heijden - UCI World Cup Heusden-Zolder

Inge van der Heijden drops in on the steep sandy chute. Van der Heijden was the 5th Dutch finisher and also the 5th finisher overall.

Sammi Runnels - UCI World Cup Heusden-Zolder

Squid Bikes pro Sammi Runnels on the stairs.

UCI World Cup Heusden-Zolder

Sanne Cant takes the between-the-trees line on the steep downhill behind Yara Kastelijn and in front of Shirin van Anrooij

UCI World Cup Heusden-Zolder

Katie Compton takes the alternate alternate route down the descent.

UCI World Cup Heusden-Zolder

American rider Raylyn Nuss.

UCI World Cup Heusden-Zolder

Canadian rider Siobhan Kelly leads Guzel Akhumadullina of Russia up the stairs.

Swiss rider Zina Barhoumi passes Bethany Crumpton as the Tarteletto rider tries to get her chain back on.

Lucinda Brand wins the UCI World Cup Heusden-Zolder

Lucinda Brand takes her second World Cup victory in less than a week.

UCI World Cup Heusden-Zolder

Ruby West has her tracking chip retrieved after the race finish.

UCI World Cup Heusden-Zolder

Maghalie Rochette. Top Canadian finisher, wearer of cool hats.

UCI World Cup Heusden-Zolder

Nine seconds into start of the men’s race.

UCI World Cup Heusden-Zolder

Swiss rider Timon Ruegg on the steep descent. Ruegg finished the race in 18th place.

Pan American champ and 3rd American finisher Kerry Werner

UCI World Cup Heusden-Zolder

Spanish champion Felipe Orts.

UCI World Cup Heusden-Zolder

Max Judelson. If you look closely you can see his rear derailleur.

Canadian national champ and top Canadian finisher, Michael van den Ham.

Heinrich Haussler - UCI World Cup Heusden-Zolder

Heinrich Haussler looking an awful lot like a CXer.

UCI World Cup Heusden-Zolder

Second American finisher Curtis White on Zolder’s iconic sandy drop.

UCI World Cup Heusden-Zolder

Drew Juiliano leads Heinrich Haussler up the stairs.

UCI World Cup Heusden-Zolder

Toon Aerts, nursing four broken ribs, chasing on the last lap in an effort to hold on to the overall World Cup lead.

Mathieu van der Poel wins the UCI World Cup Heusden-Zolder

Mathieu van der Poel wins with Laurens Sweeck, Quentin Hermans and Michael Vanthourenhout sprinting for second not far behind.

UCI World Cup Heusden-Zolder

Top American finisher Stephen Hyde smiles at the finish line.

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The USA Cycling mechanics cleaning bikes after the finish.

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