Kalmthout has played host to some dramatic international cyclocross racing, including one of our all-time favorite races at the snowy World Cup race in 2009, when Nys, Stybar and Albert all battled, and Nys suffered from multiple mechanicals (see highlights from that race at the bottom of this post).
Screenshot: Lars van der Haar leads a huge pack in Kalmthout.
But just a week ago, the cyclocross powerhouses gathered in Kalmthout yet again to contest the Vlaamse Industrieprijs Bosduin in Kalmthout, under much drier and faster conditions than that epic 2009 event (see the 2013 Vlaamse Industrieprijs Bosduin in Kalmthout race report and results). Twenty minutes into the race, a pack of 20 racers were still in contention, and pack racing proved to be the theme of the day.
We’ve got the full video of the 2013 Elite men’s race, preceded by highlights from the Junior, U23 and Women’s races.
It’s fast, tight racing on a tight, spectator-friendly course at night.
2013 Vlaamse Industrieprijs Bosduin in Kalmthout Video
See the legendary bike handler and 2013 World Champion Sven Nys suffer from mental mistakes and take several spills, starting at 57:35.
Want to see more dramatic racing in more dramatic conditions?
Check out the highlights from the 2009 Kalmthout World Cup, one of our favorites: