Lars van der Haar wraps the season with a win in Oostmalle. File photo by Bart Hazen
Lars van der Haar is fresh off of a stunning 2010/2011 cyclocross campaign, which included winning the World and European Championships as well as the World Cup and GvA series overalls in the U23 division. Not too shabby. What’s scary is that the 20 year-old still has two more potential seasons of eligibility in the U23 field before moving into the Elite ranks.
Van der Haar’s Rabo-Giant team released the following video, and although it’s a little hokey, it’s not often that we get to see interviews of the younger stars – and even less frequent that we’re provided with an English translation. It’s good to see him doing his mechanics a good turn by cleaning his rig, and also to see that his off-season relaxation includes watching cyclocross videos. At least we’re not the only obsessive ones. Lars van der Haar’s Offseason Video: