One of the best known Belgian caricaturist “Nesten” died yesterday in the hospital of Kortrijk after a long battle against cancer. Rik Delneste was a big cycling fan and his cartoons well loved, there is not many pro’s or ex pro’s in cycling who don’t have a cartoon of Nesten in their homes. Each year at the Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne classic his pictures and art are seen all over Kuurne (his hometown) and Rik also designed the mascot of this famous race. He painted on cars, shop windows, canvasses and was in big demand before he got the rotten disease called cancer. He left his wife and 2 children behind and hereby our sincere condolences to his family and friends. Our guest photographer in Belgium Katrien Quartier was a close friend of Rik and regularly visit him in hospital the last few months of his life. Some of the photos courtesy of Katrien and the rest taken from his social media pages. Rest in Peace Nesten. Cartoons onĀ