2007 Zesdaagse Vlaanderen-Gent…12

21 November 2007
As Mac Canon previously stated, '50 degree banking, baby!'

The electronic screen above the track shows the results of the UIV Cup flying lap TT still in-progress.

When you're walking around the bowels of the Kuipke you can stand directly behind the section of track with the Lotto sign. There's a hydraulic lift which can raise this portion of the boards to allow easy entry for equipment too big or unwieldy via regular pedestrian access into the center of the track (spectators simply use a tunnel accessed from the concourse to walk underneath the track and up into the infield). Standing behind the boards while a race was in progress was an interesting visceral experience: the wood rattles, rumbles and vibrates (reminiscent of Coney Island's Cyclone roller coaster) while the bodies of riders blocked out the rays of light making their way through the cracks between the boards.

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