First Euro-CX for me this season. Been waiting for this for awhile as my attention for the road season has waned. So, let’s get started—and there’s the green. Time for some “clam bitchin'”.

Neerpelt Geschiedenis & Start

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: GP Neerpelt
They rode bikes even when there wasn’t any color.

 

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: GP Neerpelt
Moments later, the dude on the left stole the middle dudes cig, then punched the other rider in the face.

 

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: GP Neerpelt
Pauwels’ Bauwels.

 

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: GP Neerpelt
Apparently, these two are a big deal.

 

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: GP Neerpelt
Trackstand competition—GO!!

Snelle start voor Nys

Nys got off the front with Peeters and Meeusen, essentially maintaining that position with a rotating caast of characters.

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: GP Neerpelt
Look closely and you’ll see everyone else losing the race. This is where the gaap started.

 

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: GP Neerpelt
Nys, Peeters and Meeusen formed a useful tri for, like, 2 laapz. Then they dropped outta Nys school.

 

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: GP Neerpelt
Nys simply has better skills than most of the field. The Telenet-Fidea tagalongs were no match.

 

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: GP Neerpelt
Riiiiiiight there—that’s where Rob Peeters realizes he’s riding for the remaining podium spots.

 

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: GP Neerpelt
Next time through, the cameraman has a simple job. Nys alone.

 

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: GP Neerpelt - Red Crux Down
RED CRUX DOWN!! RED CRUX DOWN!! Must be a Bonty fork.

 

De Jacht: Albert Makes it Interesting

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: GP Neerpelt - Albert's Hot Mounting Action
Witness Albert’s hot mounting action as he pulls away from the field.

 

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: GP Neerpelt - Niels Be Blazin'
Niels be blazin’, pulling ever closer to Nys.

 

You Spin Me Right Ronden Baby

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: GP Neerpelt - Nog 6 Ronden
Nog 6 Ronden

 

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: GP Neerpelt - Nog 5 Ronden
Nog 5 Ronden

 

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: GP Neerpelt - Nog 4 Ronden
Nog 4 Ronden.

 

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: GP Neerpelt - Nog 3 Ronden
Nog 3 Ronden. Oh hai, Niels!

 

Let’s Get it on! Nys & Niels

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: GP Neerpelt - Foot Down
First time Nys falters on this runup—Niels is perfect.

 

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: GP Neerpelt - Ride Up Albert's Ass
However, on the very next runup, Niels blows any of his gains. Sven dismounts into his ass.

 

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: GP Neerpelt - The Sprinting
Sprintmaasters! Low pressure tires, hands on hoods equals LULZ.

 

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: GP Neerpelt - Overwinnings Voor Nys
Overwinnings voor Nys.

 

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: GP Neerpelt - Beware The Meeusen Faanclub
Beware the Meeusen faanclub.

 

Cycleboredom | Screencap Recap: GP Neerpelt - Creepy Podium
Creepy lighting podium shot. Niels ain’t happy.

 

Kalmthout’s next. And I took even more screeners. I’m ****ing doomed.