It’s not every year there’s a Grand Tour taking place at the same time as the European Cyclo-cross Championship but this is ano 2020 and the ‘new normal’ is upon us.
The trouble is that the finale of a Grand Tour, particularly one as dramatic as the Vuelta is always going to attract many more column inches than the Europeans.
The series was held in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Noord Brabant in the Netherlands.
Belgium’s former u23 World Champion, Eli Iserbyt took the Elite title from compatriot Michael Vanthorenhout and Dutchman Laars Van Der Haar with seven Belgians in the top 10 finishers.
The u23 title, unsurprisingly, went the way of current World Champion, Ryan Kamp of the Netherlands.
But the other podium places contained more cheer for us ‘Anglos’ with bronze going to Scotsman, Cameron Mason and silver to Englishman, Thomas Mein.