She may have missed out on the overall ‘cross World Cup title, but Dutch supremo Marianne Vos (Rabo Liv Women) knows how to make a perfectly-timed statement.
A dominant solo victory in the final race of the World Cup season in Nommay ensures she enters next week’s World Championship in Hoogerheide in prime form, ready to defend her rainbow jersey.
Compatriot Lars van der Haar could make it a double Dutch celebration in their home country if he adds to the rainbow stripes to the overall World Cup victory he sealed in France.
Neither will have it easy however, with British and European champion Helen Wyman, Belgium’s Tom Meeusen and Germany’s Phillip Walsleben among those to impress in the final race of the season.
And women’s World Cup holder, Kati Compton (Trek), cannot be discounted after beating Vos twice in a straight fight in two rounds of this season’s World Cup campaign.
Photographer Balint Hamvas was on hand to capture all the action. Check it out his great photos in the gallery below.