the last years of my career a young Russian named Konstantin Santalov gave me a
hard time. He could never beat me in "my" race (Night of Flanders) but
abroad he has beaten me on several occasions as in the Winschoten(Nl) 100 Km of
1991. Here I am trying to leave him behind which succeeded at about 60 Km. But
at 90 Km he came back and left me behind definitively. Click on the image to see
the finish line at the Night of Flanders 1992 for my 6th victory in this race.
In total I won it 8 times which is incredible considering the high class field
which always took part (at the time often more quality than in some World and
European Championships). Click on the image to see me
the race it was always party time. After several heavy Belgian beers you can see
me dancing with Martha Vass (Hungary), who won the Night of Flanders for women a
few times. Click on the image to see how Martha seems to enjoy the dance(10.7Kb).