Retired cyclocross racer and Sporza commentator Paul Herygers was a sand specialist in his day, winning the World Championships in Koksijde in 1994.
Herygers recently showed that riding in sand is not all that different than riding a bicycle—he didn’t forget how after all these years. However, he also demonstrated that it’s a special skill that not just anyone can master on his first try.
Club Brugge soccer stars Timmy Simons and Ruud Vormer joined Herygers for a ride in the dunes of Koksijde on the new World Cup course prior to Sunday’s races, and the result was some trials, tribulations, laughter and soft landings. Have a watch below.
Slecht weer? Geen probleem voor Timmy Simons en Ruud Vormer! Ze gingen met ex-veldrijder Paul Herygers de fiets op begin deze week ? pic.twitter.com/9w3f5vamU4
— Club Brugge KV (@ClubBrugge) November 19, 2016
See the start list for the 2016 Koksijde UCI Cyclocross World Cup, with 14 Americans, here.