Ryan Trebon powered his large frame down the Zolder, Belgium race circuit to start the World Cup round seven in perfect position. The US Champion of Team Kona fought for position early on with Belgian Champion and World Cup leader Sven Nys.
"I blew my motor up on about the fifth lap – it was hard. It slows down, you give all your gas to get back up there and then they go again when you are already at your limit," said Trebon to Cyclingnews.
"I have to give it all I can. I give it all I can at every race. ... I rode a decent race, I felt good but I was not fast enough. I enjoyed the huge crowds – it was fun."
Trebon will race Middelkerke on Monday and Loenhout the following day. He then travels to Spain with Jeremy Powers and Jamey Driscoll to train in warmer conditions before World Cup round eight in Roubaix, France in January.