A frenzied crowd celebrated Yves Lampaert’s yellow jersey on Thursday night time on the Creek in Ingelmünster. The horseman, for whom the whole lot was a shock, was picked up by a column of tractors as a “farmer’s son” at his residence in Hulst, a stone’s throw from the social gathering clearing.
The forty tractors touring in a convoy between Ingelmünster and Hulste weren’t a protest towards the nitrogen measures. Quite the opposite, this time the farmers had a cause to rejoice. They had been allowed to take “their” Yves Lampert residence in Hulst and accompany him to Creek, a stone’s throw away, in Ingelmünster. The annual Kriekefeesten will happen on the farmlands this weekend. And due to the Forza Lampaert fan membership, this 12 months it is going to be a four-day occasion. (Learn extra below the photograph)
Plan a shock
“Actually, we had been already planning once we had been hanging out after Lampart obtained a yellow card on the Tour,” says First Hour fan and festivities director Andy Vroman. “Iva’s sister, Sagina, and niece Davina got here up with the concept, so we designed it collectively.”
The invites had been secretly distributed to members of the Forza Lampaert fan membership and at last additionally by way of social media. However nobody anticipated it to be such a shock. A whole bunch of followers witnessed the Scream as a yellow convertible with the license plate Lampi – as the driving force is understood within the area – drove into the venue of the social gathering. Lumpy, along with his son Alois in his arms, took the time to greet everybody and take selfies. (Learn extra below the photograph)
Followers have additionally responded faithfully to the decision for a yellow gown code. “I obtained this shirt as a present from my spouse,” Jersey proudly reveals Vandecastile. It says “yellow mayo”. Jersey is one among Lumpy’s neighbors. “However in any other case I might be standing right here. I’m a member of Forza Lampaert and comply with his performances. I additionally frequently watch races.” Mayor Kurt Windels (De Brug/N-VA/Open VLD) additionally took goal at yellow and introduced the rider with a brand new metropolis badge that reads InGEELmunster. “At all times do not forget that yellow jersey. Each native of Ingelmünster nonetheless remembers the place he was and what he was doing when Lumpy gained the time trial and obtained a yellow medal on the tour.” (Learn extra below the photograph)
He acquired a bundle of beer from Krieke chairman Stein Vanneste. “Kriek nutritional vitamins for good karting”. “We’re honored that the household and supporter membership have requested to carry a tribute right here. We bear in mind him as Yveske, who toured right here on the Creek. After that, he started to take prizes, and when you now see what he has achieved … “
Yves Lamper himself reacted emotionally to the tribute. “It’s particularly vital for me to have a good time this within the place the place I grew up. Copenhagen was loopy, which I’ll always remember. This social gathering closes the circle for me, at the least so far as the yellow jersey is anxious,” he concluded.