The Vuelta peloton crosses the Breda cathedral in an unusual image


The peloton of the 77th Lap has once again offered an unusual image on the third and final stage of its passage through the Netherlands with a passage through the center of the deconsecrated cathedral of Notredame de Bredain the Dutch Grote Kerk.

The four leaders of different classifications, the leader of the red jersey Mike Teunissen (Jumbo Visma), the one from the mountain Julius van den Berg (EF Education First), both Dutch, the regular, the Irish that Sam Bennett (Bora Hansgrohe) , and the British Ethan Hayter with the youngest were the first to pass a few meters ahead of the others.

Teunissen and van den Berg lit two candles as a sign of respect and after a while some of the participants started walking, some on bicycles and some on foot.

Among those who caught the eye were the Spaniard Juanpe López (Trek Segafredo) who went through bareheaded and holding the case, or the Slovenian and main contender for the final victory, the Slovenian Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma) who did it with a face. mask.

The temple, which has been both Catholic and Protestant throughout its history, It was built in the Brabantine Gothic style and has a 97 meter high towerconstitutes the most important monument and marks the landscape of the city.

The first news of a Catholic church in Breda dates back to 1269 and in 1410 the construction of a new temple for the choir began and after various stages took its final appearance in 1547.

It also has an organ built in the 16th century. and one of the largest in the Netherlands.

For this occasion, an exhibition with more than one hundred jerseys from the collection of Dutchman Henk Theuns with more than 7,000 cycling jerseys from different periods since the 60s of the last century was set up in the retrochoir.

A huge mosaic with current photos of professional cyclists, but wearing the jerseys they defended as professionals, led the cyclists through.

Mythical names in world cycling such as Joop Zoetemelk or Jan Janssen, both winners of the Vuelta a España, among other races, with Johan van der Velde, Adrie van Houwelingen, Peter Winnen, or the world bike speed record holder that Fred Rompelberg, is part of the poster.

Source: La Verdad


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