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.
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 drops in on the steep sandy chute. Van der Heijden was the 5th Dutch finisher and also the 5th finisher overall.
Squid Bikes pro Sammi Runnels on the stairs.
Sanne Cant takes the between-the-trees line on the steep downhill behind Yara Kastelijn and in front of Shirin van Anrooij
Katie Compton takes the alternate alternate route down the descent.
American rider Raylyn Nuss.
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 takes her second World Cup victory in less than a week.
Ruby West has her tracking chip retrieved after the race finish.
Maghalie Rochette. Top Canadian finisher, wearer of cool hats.
Nine seconds into start of the men’s race.
Swiss rider Timon Ruegg on the steep descent. Ruegg finished the race in 18th place.
Pan American champ and 3rd American finisher Kerry Werner
Spanish champion Felipe Orts.
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 looking an awful lot like a CXer.
Second American finisher Curtis White on Zolder’s iconic sandy drop.
Drew Juiliano leads Heinrich Haussler up the stairs.
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 with Laurens Sweeck, Quentin Hermans and Michael Vanthourenhout sprinting for second not far behind.
Top American finisher Stephen Hyde smiles at the finish line.
The USA Cycling mechanics cleaning bikes after the finish.
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