The Namur cyclo cross race yesterday delivered as it always does.
Despite there not being a British winner in Tom Pidcock the race was still box office from tape to flag.
Micheal Van Thourenhout was the semi-surprise winner keeping it wheel side down in a race that saw Pidcock and long time race leader Toon Aerts go over.
The course had that perfect mix of cobbled climbs, steep wooded downhills and deep slippy mud.
If this race doesn’t whet the appetite for the busy Christmas cyclo cross period then nothing will.