While it may not have been the start line of a World Cup, Niels Albert and Bart Wellens took to the Flandriencross course in Hamme, Belgium for a charity race featuring other Belgian former World Champions.
Along with Albert and Wellens, Danny De Bie, Paul Herygers and Erwin Vervecken raced to raise money for The VZW Cardiac Research Fund, a Belgian charity that provides services to young adults with heart failure.
While the racing didn’t appear too intense—it seems that most participants were not quite at their peak race conditioning—it’s good to see Albert and Wellens, along with others, having fun and raising money—nearly 25,000 Euros (700 of that donated by race winner Wout van Aert)— for a good cause. Take a look at the video for all the action.
Want to watch more cyclocross videos? Check out our Thursday Theater post for pronuncation of Euro pros’ names and some impressive cyclocross bike handling.