Belgian motocross star Kevin Strijbos will hop on a different kind of machine in January, taking to the Belgian cyclo-cross championships as an amateur in Hofstade. The runner-up to this year's motocross world championship is recovering from a knee operation, and is using the bike as a way to rehabilitate, and couldn't resist taking on the championship.
"I am a competitive animal and want to measure myself against the real cyclo-crossers," Strijbos said according to Het Nieuwsblad. "Because I'm recovering from a knee-operation I've hardly been able to walk for the past few months," he continued. "Riding a bicycle, and in particular cyclo-cross is an amusing alternative.
"But I do not see myself becoming the new champion. I will start just for fun and try to do my best."