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Belgium’s cycling industry gathered for the presentation of the annual Kristallen Fiets, given each year to the country’s best-performing cyclists
Time-trial specialist Victor Campenaerts from Antwerp was the overall winner among the men, while track star Nicky Degrendele of Knokke took home the women’s award. Degrendele became world keirin champion this year at the age of 21.
The night’s other winners were Remco Evenepoel (young rider of the year), Patrick Lefevere (team leader of the year) and Tim Declercq (domestique, or support rider, of the year).
Campenaert’s prize was presented by cycling legend Bradley Wiggins, whose world hour record of 54.526 miles he now hopes to break. He said afterwards on Twitter: “Receiving the #KristallenFiets out of the hands of @bradwiggins ... do I need to say more? Speechless!”
The Kristallen Fiets was created by Flemish newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws in 1992.
Photo: David Stockman/Belga
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