Cyclist Nicole Hanselmann sped ahead of the other women riders and out of sight. In fact, she was so far ahead she saw something in the distance. The shapes turned out to be the rear section of the male race, and she was quickly approaching them.
If you follow professional cycling, you may have heard of the Swiss racer Nicole Hanselmann. In fact, even if you’re not a patron the sport, you may recognize the name from recent events. That’s because she’s been the talk of social media for events at the yearly Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.
To be more specific, the Belgium Omloop Het Nieuwsblad race occurs every February. It’s also known as the Opening Classic, for a very good reason: it’s northern Europe’s first competitive cycling competition of the year. As a result, the contest has an illustrious reputation among cyclists and fans of the sport alike.