All brilliant photos courtesy of Martine Verfaillie (BP guest mum and top Belgian cycling photographer)

Never giving up…the motto of the Navan lad

Sean Nolan told his Facebook followers ” Double world cup weekend finished. 54th in Rucphen with the elites and 44th in Namur in the u23’s. In Rucphen I was wearing my @evo_pro_racing kit. I had a good start avoiding an early crash and was sitting in the mid-’20s but the legs didn’t play ball for a couple of laps and I dropped back. In the second half, I felt much better but was just pulled on the last lap after over an hour of racing.
Sunday was Namur. A real legendary course that lived up to its reputation. Unfortunately, the legs weren’t there on Sunday, and coupled with a demolished rear mech just after passing the pits led to a long run which saw me get pulled out of the race with 1 lap to go. Thanks to my dad John, Martine Verfaillie, and Kurt Lamont (pit crew) for all their help. Without their support, it wouldn’t be possible to compete in these races. Next up Dendermonde U23 World Cup on the 26th of December.#
Under 23 Namur (54 starters, 4 DNF)
1st. RONHAAR Pim (NL) in 52:52
2nd. VANDEPUTTE Niels (BEL) @0:28
3rd. HENDRIKX Mees (NL) @0:37
44th. Sean Nolan (IRL) @7:19

A well done to Liam O’Brien who soaked up a lot of experience during his weekend in Belgium as a 16-year-old

Juniors Namur CX (63 starters, 2 DNF)
1st. HAVERDINGS David (NL) in 38:48:00
2nd. DE MOYER Kenay (BEL) @00:06
3rd. LEQUET Corentin (FR) @1:08
47th. O’BRIEN Liam (IRL) @5:49