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World Cup 4-cross track Houffalize

posted by: anneke @ 03/31/2009

I went to Belgium yesterday to meet up with Phill, the UCI course builder. The track was build a year ago and Phill is just going to make some small changes for the World Cup that is coming up this April.
For me it is only a 2,5 hour drive to Houffalize, Joost Wichman also came out and we were able to help out Phill with some new ideas for the course. I think this race is going to be big this year, people don't need any UCI points to enter the race. So that's a good opportunity for people to come out and race.

The track is nice, Start hill is steep and the first straight is technical with small jumps and a nice wide open first corner. Half way the course there is a bridge that you go over and under. There is also a pro section with 2 bigger jumps, that section was not really rideable yesterday because of the bad weather we had. Phill is going to add a rock garden to the course, so overall it will have a bit of everything in it.