Nicola Philippaerts: "I have to thank my father and the team back home"
Rider of the Week: Nicola Philippaerts
Nicola Philippaerts already became Belgian champion in Lanaken in 2017. Exactly five years later, he does it again. Five years ago, he took the title with Chilli Willy (by Casall). Last week, Nicola saddled H&M Luna van het Ruytershof Z (by Levisto Z). The BC started Wednesday with a 13th place in the first qualifier. It did not bring them bad luck by any means, as on Saturday after the two final rides, the duo was at the very top. The talented Thibeau Spits came second very handsomely, just like in 2021. Jordy Van Massenhove rode to bronze.