Bart Wellens Spoof Hits Mainstream Belgian Media

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Bart Wellens got spoofed. But all in good, Belgian fun!

Bart Wellens got spoofed. But all in good, Belgian fun!

It’s always interesting to realize that in Europe, ’crossers are rock stars. In fact, not only are they in tabloids and on their own reality shows, occasionally, they’re even victims of TV spoofs. In this case, the “victim” was Bart Wellens.

You can watch the spoof video from the Belgian talk show ‘The Ideal World’ below, thanks to Vier.be, and check out why we were rolling on the ground laughing when we saw it. Among the bits of “cycling advice” Wellens offers are the tips like “If you crash, wait until the camera goes back to the leaders before you cry,” and offers advice on podium protocol “if Sven Nys happens to be sick that day.”


 

The original video was a “tips for kids” bit that Wellens had on his site, and the spoof was from a Belgian comedian doing Wellen’s voice, which aired last Tuesday during the talk show. Think it’s a bit much? Our Euro correspondent Christine Vardaros explained that in Belgium, they don’t need to have approval from athletes to run comedy bits like that, and judging by his Twitter, Wellens found it pretty funny too.

 

 

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18 comments
Dave Bartel
Dave Bartel

When they say crossers are rockstars in Europe, I'm pretty sure that mostly means Belgium and to a lesser extent The Netherlands. ;)

Ian Threadgold
Ian Threadgold

I can't think of a better candidate; I'm sure Salford would be safe in his hands, and if not he would certainly provide some entertainment!! Laura xx

Lee Turner
Lee Turner

I hope I don't have a falling party today on the trail. Funny stuff.

Neil Brand
Neil Brand

Philip Moore remember, check for erection

Paddy Daly
Paddy Daly

Robin SeymourEvan Ryan watch this , funny

Robbert Den Hartog
Robbert Den Hartog

I hope we don't have any 'falling parties' at the European champs SSCX in Holland this weekend!! Maybe I will land on the podium!! LOL

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