Second race of the weekend after Neerpelt saw an identical final battle and a similar podium. The final laps once again played host to the Nys and Niels show. Sven is on some spicy form probably carried over from his Olympic MTB training while Niels isn’t far behind. Young’un Lars van der Haar made his presence felt by running with the big boys and finishing fourth.

Here’s how Kalmthout played out.

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: 2012 Cyclocross Bosduin Kalmthout - Start
Sven Nys jumps nice for the Kalmthout holeshout.

 

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: 2012 Cyclocross Bosduin Kalmthout - Sweet Sandtrack
This course had a sweet sandtrack.

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: 2012 Cyclocross Bosduin Kalmthout - Runupskirt
Some hot Belgïe runupskirt action.

 

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: 2012 Cyclocross Bosduin Kalmthout - It Ain't Haard
Lars Van Der Haar shows it ain’t haard to haandle the bike right.

 

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: 2012 Cyclocross Bosduin Kalmthout - World Champ Form
De Wereldkampioen also shows goed form.

 

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: 2012 Cyclocross Bosduin Kalmthout - Sven Nys Sunkissed
Sven looks nys in the sun.

 

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: 2012 Cyclocross Bosduin Kalmthout - Klaas Outclaassed
Klaas (Vantornout) outclaassed on the day, but digging in here.

 

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: 2012 Cyclocross Bosduin Kalmthout - Meeusen Mashing
Tom Meeusen hung on all day, his face showing his extrahuman effort.

 

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: 2012 Cyclocross Bosduin Kalmthout - Neils Ain't Fat
Niels is looking hella skinny.

 

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: 2012 Cyclocross Bosduin Kalmthout - Meeusen's Mouth
Normally, I’d make a joke about one of these two are riding paniagua. So I guess I did.

 

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: 2012 Cyclocross Bosduin Kalmthout - Wellens Gets Involved
Bart Wellens gets *really* involved in the race.

 

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: 2012 Cyclocross Bosduin Kalmthout - Bart Comes To The Front
Bart’s obligatory moment at the front.

 

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: 2012 Cyclocross Bosduin Kalmthout - Lars van der Haar
Lars van der Haar was strong today. Still needs some more experience with the elites.
 

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: 2012 Cyclocross Bosduin Kalmthout - Albert Hits The Gas
Niels Albert pours it on with Sven right on his six.

 

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: 2012 Cyclocross Bosduin Kalmthout - On The Very Limit
Niels is on the very limit of his skill and power here.

 

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: 2012 Cyclocross Bosduin Kalmthout - Sprint
Albert leads Nys and Meeusen into the final turn.

 

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: 2012 Cyclocross Bosduin Kalmthout - Nys Has It
Meeusen pops and Albert simply can’t match Nys in the sprint.

 

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: 2012 Cyclocross Bosduin Kalmthout - Lars Comes Knocking
Lars knocks on the door Bart unknowingly closed on him. Gutsy move from the kid to take fourth.

 

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: 2012 Cyclocross Bosduin Kalmthout - Wellens Laugh
As Wellens recalls his race as well as the finish, Lars looks as though he’ll vomit.

 

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: 2012 Cyclocross Bosduin Kalmthout - Loosen Up Lars
Lars seriously needs to loosen up in the tent if he’s going to ball like this.

 

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: 2012 Cyclocross Bosduin Kalmthout - WTF Podium
There’s your Kalmthout WTF Podium.