photo credits @ Sporza
Kevin Pauwels and Sanne Cant won the men’s and women’s Jaarmarktcross in Niel, Belgium yesterday.
Yesterday’s victory marked Pauwels second consecutive race win this week, after triumphing in the third round of the Superprestige series in Ruddervoorde on Sunday.
Pauwels finished 27 seconds ahead of a resurgent Tom Meeusen (Telenet-Fidea), with Sven Nys (Crelan-AA Drink) third after taking a tumble and making several errors on the technical parts of the course.
“I saw Sven make a mistake and that’s when I got through to the front,” Pauwels explained. “It was a long start on the road and I messed up a little bit. Then I lost a number of places on the technical sections and I was forced to chase. At the beginning of the race it didn’t work out so good. Then suddenly I saw that Sven had made a mistake in the sand. I pulled through, got a gap and from then it was about keeping going.”
Meanwhile, Sanne Cant continued her dominating style, to claim another solo victory ahead of Nikki Harris (Young Telnet-Fidea) and Jolien Verschueren (Young Telenet Fidea).
The Belgian rider capitalized on her rivals mistakes later in the race, subsequently riding clear and on to a solo victory.
It really is going well at the present, but I’m not in absolute top condition yet,” Can’t warned after her victory. “It’s hard to explain but I just feel like I can go even faster. I won today by riding at my own pace and so avoided a battle on the technical sections.”
Check out the full race videos below.
Top 20 Men’s Finishers
1 Kevin Pauwels (Bel) Sunweb – Napoleon Games Cycling Team 0:59:57
2 Tom Meeusen (Bel) Telenet Fidea Cycling Team 0:00:33
3 Sven Nys (Bel) Crelan – AA Drink Team
4 Laurens Sweeck (Bel) Era – Murprotec 0:01:22
5 Tim Merlier (Ned) Vastgoedservice – Golden Palace Cycling Team 0:01:44
6 Jens Adams (Bel) Vastgoedservice – Golden Palace Cycling Team 0:01:50
7 Jan Denuwelaere (Bel) Vastgoedservice – Golden Palace Cycling Team 0:02:14
8 Klaas Vantornout (Bel) Sunweb – Napoleon Games Cycling Team 0:02:19
9 Michael Boros (Bel) BKCP – Corendon 0:02:24
10 Dieter Vanthourenhout (Bel) Sunweb – Napoleon Games Cycling Team 0:02:31
11 Quinten Hermans (Bel) Telenet Fidea Cycling Team 0:02:35
12 Jim Aernouts (Bel) Telenet Fidea Cycling Team 0:02:50
13 Thijs Van Amerongen (Ned) Telenet Fidea Cycling Team 0:03:00
14 David Van der Poel (Ned) BKCP – Corendon 0:03:35
15 Diether Sweeck (Bel) Era – Murprotec 0:03:58
16 Daan Soete (Bel) Telenet Fidea Cycling Team
17 Radomir Simunek (Cze) Era – Murprotec
18 Niels Wubben (Ned) Telenet Fidea Cycling Team 0:04:19
19 Dave De Cleyn (Bel) Cycling Team Zemst VZW -3 Laps
20 Kyle De Proost (Bel) Kon. Balen B.C. V.Z.W. -3 Laps
Top 20 Women’s Finishers
1 Sanne Cant (Bel) Enertherm – BKCP 0:39:47
2 Jolien Verschueren (Bel) VZW Young Telenet Fidea Cycling Team 0:00:08
3 Nikki Harris(Gbr) Young Telenet – Fidea Cycling Team 0:00:15
4 Sophie De Boer (Ned) Kalas-NNOF Cycling Team 0:00:34
5 Ellen Van Loy (Bel) VZW Young Telenet Fidea Cycling Team 0:01:41
6 Loes Sels (Bel) VZW Young Telenet Fidea Cycling Team 0:02:15
7 Laura Verdonschot (Bel) Kalas-NNOF Cycling Team 0:02:44
8 Karen Verhestraeten (Bel) Kleur Op Maat cyclingteam 0:02:55
9 Lindy Van Anrooij (Ned) ZRTC Theo Middelkamp 0:03:41
10 Laure Bouteloup (Fra) 0:04:10
11 Linda Ter Beek (Ned) WSV Emmen 0:04:29
12 Pauline Delhaye (Fra) 0:05:26
13 Asa Maria Erlandsson (Swe) 0:06:01
14 Maaike De Heij (Ned) WV De Valleirenners 0:06:19
15 Esther Van Der Burg (Ned) -1 Lap
16 Elena Valentini (Ita) -1 Lap
17 Gertie Willems (Bel) Kleur Op Maat cyclingteam -2 Laps
18 Birgit Massage (Bel) -2 Laps
19 Judith Visser (Ned) -3 Laps
20 Tine Verdeyen (Bel) Cycling Team Zemst VZW -3 Laps
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