GP Sven Nys takes place at Sven’s Cycling Centre near his home in Tremelo. The course is made up of MTB trails and some of the man made features the cycling centre offers for training and messing about on bikes and it was a cool course.

What really made it a great day though, was the weather. Over the last couple of seasons I’ve been grumbling about the lack of proper cross weather, but I think this really made up for it. The Elite men finished in an ankle deep slurry which had washed off the slope in the centre of the course.

The captions on the images take up the story. To stay up to date with what CXHandbook is up to on the run up to the Nationals and the Worlds, head over to the instagram, HERE. There were plenty of new bikes and teams in Baal, click HERE to view Mathieu van der Poel’s new Canyon Inflite.