Kevin Pauwels, Jim Aernouts and Sanne Cant Shine in Lille – UPDATED: Full Results, Photos

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Kevin Pauwels finished second in Hoogerheide. © Bart Hazen

Kevin Pauwels came out on top this weekend. ©Bart Hazen

by Bart Hazen

LILLE, BELGIUM – Kevin Pauwels has won the GVA Trofee Krawatencross in Lille. The Telenet-Fidea rider was the fastest in the sprint over world champion Zdenek Stybar (Telenet-Fidea) and Sven Nys (Landbouwkrediet). After the finish, Nys crashed into Pauwels while pulling the brakes to slow down. Belgian champion Niels Albert (BKCP-Powerplus) finished in fourth. Bart Wellens (Telenet-Fidea) rounded out the top five. Jonathan Page (Planet Bike), who became a father of his third child last week, had a solid ride and finished in 14th position.

From the start, Sven Nys took control of the race – followed by Stybar, Albert, Pauwels and Wellens. Nys increased the pressure on his rivals several times but was not able to drop the others. Turning into the penultimate lap Albert, Nys, Stybar, Pauwels and Wellens still had a chance to win the race.

Cyclocross stalwart Wellens attacked with less than two laps to go, but a mechanical problem ruined his chances. The big five turned into the final lap together but, despite several attacks by Stybar, a sprint was unavoidable. The world champion started the sprint early but clearly didn’t count on his teammate Pauwels’ kick, and the Belgian outsprinted him to the line. Due to the win, Pauwels comes within two points of GvA overall leader Nys, with the final race in Oostmalle in two weeks’ time.

Kevin Pauwels was surprised with his win. “I didn’t catch too much wind and therefore I could gain lots of speed. I wanted to pass Sven but never thought to beat Zdenek too. I am now close in the GvA ranking and everything is possible in Oostmalle.”

Sanne Cant Takes First International Win in Hometown

Belgian champ Sanne Cant looking strong, as always ©Bart Hazen

Belgian champ Sanne Cant looking strong, as always ©Bart Hazen

Dreams came true for Sanne Cant (BKCP-Powerplus) in her hometown of Lille. For her home crowd, the Belgian champion took the first international win in her career and the lead in the GvA Trofee. World champion Marianne Vos (Nederland Bloeit) and German champion Hanka Kupfernagel (Stevens) completed the international podium. British champion Helen Wyman (Kona) and Dutch Junior champion Sabrina Stultiens completed the top five. Cyclocross Magazine contributor Christine Vardaros (Baboco), who is still recovering from an injury, was anxious to start in the race and finished in 23rd.

From the start, Kupfernagel, Vos and Cant broke clear from the others. Halfway through the race Kupfernagel changed bikes, which didn’t go smoothly, and dropped off the break. In the penultimate lap the same happened with Vos, but the world champion was able to bridge up to Cant again. In the final lap Cant got rid of Vos after the world champion had to deal with a mechanical problem and was forced to run to the finish to secure the second place. Kupfermagel finished in third just behind Vos.

In the GvA standings Sanne Cant is now the new overall leader, followed by Wyman and Daphny van den Brand. The GvA leader before today’s race, Sanne van Paassen, who also claimed the World Cup overall, wasn’t able to start due to breathing problems.

Jim Aernouts Best in Lille U23 Race

Jim Aernouts takes the U23 win ©Bart Hazen

Jim Aernouts takes the U23 win ©Bart Hazen

Former Belgian champion Jim Aernouts again had the chance to raise his hands this season. In Lille he finished solo after an interesting race. World champion Lars van der Haar won the sprint for second over Micki van Empel and Wietse Bosmans. GvA leader Joeri Adams finished in fifth and lost his overall series lead to teammate van der Haar.

From the start, Vincent Baestaens took control of the race. The KDL-Trans rider created a gap of about 10 seconds on a group with van der Haar, Eising, Aernouts, van Empel and Bosmans. Halfway through the race, Baestaens was reeled in by Aernouts, van der Haar and Eising. The latter one dropped off the break due to a flat tire and van der Haar had a botched bike change. Due to that, Baestaens and Aernouts remained in the lead. It looked likely to become an interesting battle between the two Belgians until Baestaens had to deal with a mechanical problem with three laps to go. For Aernouts it was his fifth win of the season after Ruddervoorde, Hamme-Zogge, Hasselt and Stabroek.

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Elite Men

Pos Name Nat Result Points
1 Kevin Pauwels (Telenet Fidea Cycling Team) BEL 00:58:47 25
2 Zdenek Stybar (Telenet Fidea Cycling Team) CZE 22
3 Sven Nys (Landbouwkrediet) BEL 19
4 Niels Albert (Bkcp – Powerplus) BEL 00:00:02 17
5 Bart Wellens (Telenet Fidea Cycling Team) BEL 16
6 Klaas Vantornout (Sunweb – Revor) BEL 00:01:26 15
7 Tom Meeusen (Telenet Fidea Cycling Team) BEL 00:01:31 14
8 Sven Vanthourenhout (Sunweb – Revor) BEL 00:01:36 13
9 Dieter Vanthourenhout (Bkcp – Powerplus) BEL 00:01:44 12
10 Rob Peeters (Telenet Fidea Cycling Team) BEL 00:02:20 11
11 Jan Denuwelaere (Rendement Hypo Cycling Team) BEL 00:02:24 10
12 Kenneth Van Compernolle (Style & Concept Cycling Team) BEL 9
13 Thijs Al (AA Drink) NED 00:02:47 8
14 Jonathan Page (AA Drink) USA 00:02:50 7
15 Ben Berden (Champion System) BEL 00:02:59 6
16 Eddy Van Yzendoorn (Baboco – Revor Cycling Team) NED 5
17 Marco Bianco (Sdc-Rogelli Cycling Team) ITA 00:03:02 4
18 Gerben De Knegt (Avb – Cycling Team) NED 00:03:19 3
19 Petr Dlask (Van Goethem – Prorace) CZE 00:03:25 2
20 Philipp Walsleben (Flemisch Cycling Projects) GER 1
21 Thijs Van Amerongen (Telenet Fidea Cycling Team) NED 00:03:30 0
22 Francis Mourey (Telenet Fidea Cycling Team) FRA 00:03:48 0
23 Robert Gavenda (Landbouwkrediet) SVK 00:03:51 0
24 Stijn Huys (Bkcp – Powerplus) BEL 00:04:04 0
25 Mariusz Gil (Telenet Fidea Cycling Team) POL 0
26 Christian Heule (Telenet Fidea Cycling Team) SWI 00:04:26 0
27 Kevin Cant (Landbouwkrediet) BEL 00:04:32 0
28 Patrick Van Leeuwen (Telenet Fidea Cycling Team) NED 00:04:49 0
29 Gianni Denolf (Telenet Fidea Cycling Team) BEL 00:04:55 0
30 Bart Verschueren (Bkcp – Powerplus) BEL 00:05:12 0
31 Kendric Van Grembergen (Telenet Fidea Cycling Team) BEL 00:05:19 0
32 Dave De Cleyn (Sunweb – Revor) BEL 0
33 Tim Van Nuffel (Telenet Fidea Cycling Team) BEL 00:05:24 0
34 Mike Thielemans (Rabobank-Giant Off Road Team) BEL 00:05:29 0
35 Martin Zlamalik (Telenet Fidea Cycling Team) CZE 0
37 Steven De Decker (Bkcp – Powerplus) BEL 0
38 Mitchell Huenders (Sunweb – Revor) NED 0
39 Jimmy Tielens (Rabobank-Giant Off Road Team) BEL 0
40 Wilant Van Gils (Bkcp – Powerplus) NED 0

Elite Women:

Pos Name Nat Result Points
1 Sanne Cant (Bkcp – Powerplus) BEL 00:38:01 25
2 Marianne Vos (Nederland Bloeit) NED 00:00:43 22
3 Hanka Kupfernagel (Stevens) GER 19
4 Helen Wyman (Kona) GBR 00:01:28 17
5 Sabrina Stultiens (Zzpr.nl-Destil) NED 16
6 Nikki Harris (Baboco – Revor Cycling Team) GBR 00:02:02 15
7 Pavla Havlikova (Bkcp – Powerplus) CZE 00:02:42 14
8 Joyce Vanderbeken (Kona) BEL 00:03:08 13
9 Arenda Grimberg (Zzpr.nl-Destil) NED 00:03:30 12
10 Daphny Van Den Brand (Brainwash) NED 00:03:42 11
11 Reza Hormes-Ravenstijn (Nederland Bloeit) NED 00:03:53 10
12 Nicole De Bie-Leyten (Zzpr.nl) BEL 00:04:09 9
13 Tessa Van Nieuwpoort (The Chainstay-Renner) NED 00:04:13 8
14 Nancy Bober (Baboco – Revor Cycling Team) BEL 00:04:26 7
15 Sophie De Boer (Hudz-Subaru) NED 00:04:37 6
16 Ellen Van Loy (Bob’s Red Mill p) BEL 00:04:45 5
17 Karen Verhestraeten (Fischer-BMC) BEL 00:05:08 4
18 Hilde Quintens (Benelux Team) BEL 00:05:21 3
19 Nathalie Nijns (Edegem Bicycle Club V.z.w.) BEL 00:05:31 2
20 Anja Geldhof (WV Eemland) BEL 00:05:42 1
21 Katrien Aerts (Onmouseout) BEL 00:05:51 0
22 Lana Verberne (Onclick) NED 00:06:16 0
23 Christine Vardaros (–) USA 00:06:45 0
25 Anja Nobus (–) BEL 0
26 Kristien Nelen (–) BEL 0
28 Katrien Thijs (–) BEL 0
29 Katrien Vermeiren (–) BEL 0
30 Liisi Rist (–) EST 0
31 Britt Jochems (–) NED 0
32 Caren Commissaris (–) BEL 0
33 Liga Smite (–) LAT 0
35 Jaanice Geyskens (–) BEL 0
36 Valerie Boonen (–) BEL 0
37 Greete Steinburg (–) EST 0

U23:

Pos Name Nat Result Points
1 Jim Aernouts (Sunweb – Revor) BEL 00:54:17 25
2 Lars Van Der Haar (Rabo – Giant Offroad Team.) NED 00:00:27 22
3 Micki Van Empel (Telenet Fidea Cycling Team) NED 00:00:30 19
4 Wietse Bosmans (Bkcp – Powerplus) BEL 00:00:32 17
5 Joeri Adams (Rabo – Giant Offroad Team.) BEL 00:00:47 16
6 Tijmen Eising (Sunweb – Revor) NED 00:01:07 15
7 Jens Adams (Bkcp – Powerplus) BEL 00:01:20 14
8 Matthieu Boulo (Sunweb – Revor) FRA 00:01:36 13
9 Vinnie Braet (Sunweb – Revor) BEL 00:01:53 12
10 Jiri Polnicky (Bkcp – Powerplus) CZE 00:02:14 11
11 David Van Der Poel (Sunweb – Revor) NED 10
12 Sven Beelen (Rabo – Giant Offroad Team.) BEL 9
13 Emiel Dolfsma (Sunweb – Revor) NED 8
14 Stef Boden (Team Kuota – Senges) BEL 00:02:16 7
15 Marcel Meisen (Apb Cycling Team) GER 00:02:30 6
16 Ruben Veestraeten (Zzpr.nl) BEL 5
17 Kobus Herijgers NED 00:02:41 4
18 Corné Van Kessel (Apb Cycling Team) NED 00:02:42 3
19 Kristof Cop BEL 00:02:52 2
20 Jens Gys (Koninklijke Hoboken W.a.c. V.z.w.) BEL 1
21 Ingmar Uytdewilligen (Sunweb – Revor) BEL 00:03:08 0
22 Angelo De Clercq (Kdl Trans – Your Mover) BEL 00:03:31 0
23 Raf Risbourg (Palmans – Cras) BEL 00:03:32 0
24 Stijn Mortelmans (Baboco – Revor Cycling Team) BEL 0
25 Floris De Tier (Telenet Fidea Cycling Team) BEL 0
26 Arnaud Grand (Apb Cycling Team) SWI 00:03:45 0
27 Niels Koyen (Van Goethem – Prorace – Cycling Team) BEL 00:04:00 0
28 Jelle Cant (Baboco – Revor Cycling Team) BEL 00:04:04 0
29 Ritchie Denolf (Sport En Steun – Leopoldsburg) BEL 00:04:08 0
30 Sieën Veestraeten (Heylen Meubelcentrale Zlwc St.truiden) BEL 00:04:17 0
31 Jeffrey Mellemans (Sport En Steun – Leopoldsburg) BEL 00:04:24 0
32 Zeb Veestraeten (Baboco – Revor Cycling Team) BEL 0
33 Robin Poelvoorde BEL 1 Lap 0
34 Kenny Maes (Kdl Trans – Your Mover) BEL 2 Laps 0
35 Hendrik Sweeck (Landbouwkrediet) BEL 0
36 Mathieu Willemyns (Koninklijke Hoboken W.a.c. V.z.w.) BEL 0
37 Bart Barkhuis NED 0
38 Lex Reichling (Hageland Cycling Team) LUX 3 Laps 0
39 Max Podschun (Revor Cycling Team) GER 0
40 Nick Van Dijke (Kon. Balen B.c. V.z.w.) NED 0
41 Kevin Neirynck (Jonge Rakkers Vollezele) BEL 0
42 Mathias Van Der Sanden BEL 0
43 Mike Van Aken (Sport En Steun – Leopoldsburg) BEL 0
44 Jordy Van Staeyen (Rabobank-Giant Off Road Team) BEL 4 Laps 0
45 Rutger Lahaye (Rabobank-Giant Off Road Team) BEL 0
46 Pieter Dewitte (Bkcp – Powerplus) BEL 0
47 Bert Vermeiren (Bkcp – Powerplus) BEL 0
48 Laurent Reichling LUX 0
49 Klaas Vankersschaever (Zzpr.nl) BEL 0
50 Robin Delanghe BEL 5 Laps 0
51 Kenneth Goossens (Jonge Rakkers Vollezele) BEL 0
52 Mitchell Van Der Haas NED 0
53 Joachim Janssens (Cyclocrossteam Freddy Sport Dilbeek) BEL 0
54 Ruben Van Dingenen BEL 0

 

 

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