Okay, we'll admit that we've posted up a ton of Team USA photos and MXoN info, but here's some updates on the Belgian squad. They were on the podium last year, and there's no reason they shouldn't be a prime contender this time around, as well. They've got some serious talent, and lots of support with an impressive roster of sponsors. - Vital MX
By now most of you will probably have heard of the 'Red Devils' national soccer team in the news. With their remarkable results lately they are named one of the outsiders for the world championship next year in Brazil. But anyway, that's just soccer. Team Manager Joël Smets noticed that about any national team in Belgium is related to red followed by an impressive animal or a strong character. That's why he baptized the national motocross team as the 'RED KNIGHTS'.
After the disappointment of last year in Lommel Jeremy van Horebeek (MX2), Ken de Dycker (MX1) and Clement Desalle (Open) are ready to get the Chamberlain Trophy back in Belgium for the first time since 2004.
Just as the previous years an important rider in the rich Belgian MX history is honored on the team shirt. This time there's a portrait of 5-time world champion Georges Jobé on the shirt.
Georges unfortunately lost his battle against cancer last december. He was known as a great sportsman who never gave up until he reached his goal. Putting his portrait on the shirts is a perfect way to honor Georges for the many memories he left us. His daughter Maité attended the presentation and told to be proud about her father on the shirt. She said if felt really special and hopes the team can win the race with his moral support.
Image Credits: 'Bavo Swijgers / CDS'
Video Credit: Nathan Polis