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Is Radomir Simunek wishing for a little mud in the race? © Bart Hazen

Is Radomir Simunek wishing for a little mud in the race? © Bart Hazen

Many of us have the luxury of focusing on ‘cross and using the rest of the year as training for our main events. But lots of the top riders in the world continue to race other seasons since, well, everyone needs to make a living. Bart Hazen, one of Cyclocross Magazine’s European contributors, was able to catch some our sport’s top stars as they lined up for the Omloop der Kempen in the Netherlands.

While many ‘cross racers are still coming out of the past season and working on building fitness for later in the year, some of the top names are already sharpening their form in races such as the Omloop der Kempen. Looking through the results, Tijmen Eising and other familiar ‘cross names can be seen in and around the Top 20. Not too bad in a field of over 150.

Dutch Stefan van Dijk (Willem’s Verandas) has won the 62nd International Omloop der Kempen (UCI 1.2)in a bunch sprint. The race was animated by a break of seven including Rabobank’s road and cyclocross racer Boy van Poppel and BKCP’s Dieter Vanthourenhout and Enrico Franzoi. In the final local lap of 11km, the sprinters’ teams brought everything back together.

The race featured many cyclocross stars making their first appearance in a road race this season as part of the preparation for the new season. Niels Albert, Bart Wellens, Enrico Franzoi, Klaas Vantornout, Radomir Simunek, Dieter Vanthourenhout, Tijmen Eising all signed the start list to take part in this flat race. The big absence was the newly-crowned world champion Zdenek Stybar and Belgian champion Sven Nys. Both riders were fresh off of training camps in Mallorca, Spain, and Nys was prepping to win the Belgian Grand Prix MTB race in Gooik while Stybar was about to embark on the Fleche du Sud stage race in Belgium. More info on both of those events coming soon.

As we all wait with bated breath for the beginning of next season, which seems all too far off, Cyclocross Magazine is happy to share the latest on some of the sport’s stars, so everyone can start planning their fantasy team for next year.

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Full Results

1 Stefan Van Dijk Willems Verandas 04:26:59
2 Coen Vermeltfoort Rabobank Continental Team zt.
3 Nicky Cocquyt Qin Cycling Team zt.
4 Bram Schmitz Van Vliet – EBH Elshof zt.
5 Remco Te Brake Van Vliet – EBH Elshof zt.
6 Christian Poos Team Differdange zt.
7 Denis Flahaut ISD Continental Team zt.
8 James Vanlandschoot Willems Verandas zt.
9 Frederique Robert Pws Eijssen Cycling Team zt.
10 Thomas Vernaeckt Sunweb – Revor zt.
11 Sven Renders Willems Verandas zt.
12 Johim Ariesen Cyclingteam Jo Piels zt.
13 Nicolas Vereecken Pws Eijssen Cycling Team zt.
14 Ritchie Motke Baby-dump – Lemmens – Wilvo Wielerteam zt.
15 Harm Van Der Sanden Baby-dump – Lemmens – Wilvo Wielerteam zt.
16 Stefan Cohnen Team Differdange zt.
17 Tijmen Eising Sunweb – Revor zt.
18 Jos Pronk Midi Center – Ruiter Wielerteam zt.
19 Radomir Simunek Bkcp-powerplus zt.
20 Christoph Pfingsten Van Vliet – EBH Elshof zt.
21 Bart Wellens Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team zt.
22 Jim Aernouts Bkcp-powerplus zt.
23 Marco Brus Line Lloyd Footwear Cycling Team zt.
24 Jorne Videler Line Lloyd Footwear Cycling Team zt.
25 Ger Soepenberg Metec Cycling Team zt.
26 Nieck Busser TML Dommelstreek zt.
27 Peter Jan Polling Cyclingteam Jo Piels zt.
28 Ben Berden Qin Cycling Team zt.
29 Thomas Berkhout Van Vliet – EBH Elshof zt.
30 Bas Krauwel Van Vliet – EBH Elshof zt.
31 Yoeri Havik Van Vliet – EBH Elshof zt.
32 Wietse Bosmans Bkcp-powerplus zt.
33 Jordy Beuker Metec Cycling Team zt.
34 Rudi Van Houts TWC Tempo zt.
35 Wesley Kreder Rabobank Continental Team zt.
36 Vytautas Kaupas Team Differdange zt.
37 Marcel Kamsma TML Dommelstreek zt.
38 Dex Groen Metec Cycling Team zt.
39 Jurgen Francois Palmans Cras zt.
40 Dieter Cappelle Willems Verandas zt.
41 Steven Stenekes Koopmans Cube Cycling Team zt.
42 Aidis Kruopis Palmans Cras zt.
43 Timothy Stevens Pws Eijssen Cycling Team zt.
44 Ralph Gelens Baby-dump – Lemmens – Wilvo Wielerteam zt.
45 Timothy Vangheel Palmans Cras zt.
46 Jesse De Haan Koopmans Cube Cycling Team zt.
47 Lubomir Petrus Bkcp-powerplus zt.
48 Andy Cappelle Willems Verandas zt.
49 Francesco Vancoppernolle Qin Cycling Team zt.
50 Robbert De Greef Baby-dump – Lemmens – Wilvo Wielerteam zt.
51 Joseph Lewis Drapac – Porsche Cycling zt.
52 Niels Pieters Line Lloyd Footwear Cycling Team zt.
53 Kurt Geysen Pws Eijssen Cycling Team zt.
54 Robert Retschke Team Differdange zt.
55 Luc Hagenaars Kuota-Indeland zt.
56 Denys Karnulin ISD Continental Team zt.
57 Henk Wildeman WV De Jonge Renner zt.
58 Kevin Eeckhout Sunweb – Revor zt.
59 Tim Vanspeybroeck Pws Eijssen Cycling Team zt.
60 Enrico Franzoi Bkcp-powerplus zt.
61 Michael Vingerling Koga-Creditforce-Ubbink Track Cycling … zt.
62 Ricky Enø zt.
63 Niels Albert Bkcp-powerplus zt.
64 Sander Lormans Midi Center – Ruiter Wielerteam zt.
65 Maurice Vrijmoed Rabobank Continental Team zt.
66 Frank Dressler-lehnhof Team Differdange zt.
67 Tom Vanbecelaere Palmans Cras zt.
68 Alex Schmitt Kuota-Indeland zt.
69 Mattias Bertling Kuota-Indeland zt.
70 Egidijus Juodvalkis Palmans Cras zt.
71 Jeroen Breewel Koopmans Cube Cycling Team zt.
72 Marco Bos Cyclingteam Jo Piels zt.
73 Cornelius Van Ooijen Cyclingteam Jo Piels zt.
74 Sven Van Den Houte Willems Verandas zt.
75 Jeremy Yates Qin Cycling Team zt.
76 Pim De Beer Cyclingteam Jo Piels zt.
77 Jorn Knops TWC Tempo zt.
78 Jetse Bol Rabobank Continental Team zt.
79 Bouke Kuiper Koga-Creditforce-Ubbink Track Cycling … zt.
80 Dennis Kreder Line Lloyd Footwear Cycling Team zt.
81 Peter Schep Koga-Creditforce-Ubbink Track Cycling … zt.
82 Ramon Sinkeldam Rabobank Continental Team zt.
83 Eric Van De Meent Qin Cycling Team zt.
84 Ingmar De Poortere WV Breda zt.
85 Jasper Bovenhuis Rabobank Continental Team zt.
86 Boy Van Poppel Rabobank Continental Team zt.
87 Joris De Boer Line Lloyd Footwear Cycling Team zt.
88 Camiel Dénis zt.
89 Dennis Luyt WV De Jonge Renner zt.
90 Hakan-bo Nilsson Team Differdange zt.
91 Steven Vanderaerschot Pws Eijssen Cycling Team zt.
92 Kenneth Van Compernolle Sunweb – Revor zt.
93 Angus Morton Drapac – Porsche Cycling zt.
94 Kasper Linde zt.
95 David Pell Drapac – Porsche Cycling zt.
96 Jasper Lenferink Metec Cycling Team zt.
97 Niek Basten WV De Jonge Renner zt.
98 Gregory Habeaux Willems Verandas zt.
99 Brian Van Goethem TML Dommelstreek zt.
100 Jan Kuyckx Qin Cycling Team zt.
101 Dieter Vanthourenhout Bkcp-powerplus zt.
102 Ruben Dorren Koopmans Cube Cycling Team zt.
103 Martijn Keizer Rabobank Continental Team zt.
104 Jochen Vankerckhoven Pws Eijssen Cycling Team zt.
105 Nico Schneider Team Differdange zt.
106 Lars Jun Line Lloyd Footwear Cycling Team zt.
107 Leander Schreurs Koopmans Cube Cycling Team zt.
108 Kevin Pauwels Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team zt.
109 Tom Relou Cyclingteam Jo Piels zt.
110 Mart Van Blanken Metec Cycling Team zt.
111 Sierk-jan De Haan Cyclingteam Jo Piels zt.
112 Mike Terpstra Koga-Creditforce-Ubbink Track Cycling … zt.
113 Ismael Kip Koga-Creditforce-Ubbink Track Cycling … zt.
114 Rudy Vriend Midi Center – Ruiter Wielerteam zt.
115 Mathias Gade Jakobsen Glud & Marstrand – LRØ Rådgivning zt.
116 Jeroen Boelen WV De Jonge Renner zt.
117 Nick Stopler Koga-Creditforce-Ubbink Track Cycling … zt.
118 Christian Moberg Jorgensen Glud & Marstrand – LRØ Rådgivning zt.
119 Daniel Mrosek Kuota-Indeland zt.
120 Dirk Finders Kuota-Indeland zt.
121 Philipp Walsleben Bkcp-powerplus zt.
122 Jempy Drucker Team Differdange zt.
123 Twan Castelijns TWC Het Snelle Wiel zt.
124 Geert Omloop Palmans Cras zt.
125 Lasse Bochman Glud & Marstrand – LRØ Rådgivning zt.
126 Jean Zen Palmans Cras zt.
127 Alexandre Usov ISD Continental Team zt.
128 Thomas Palmer Drapac – Porsche Cycling zt.
129 Sjef De Wilde Willems Verandas zt.
130 Geertjan Jonkman West Frisia zt.
131 Job Sinnige Line Lloyd Footwear Cycling Team zt.
132 Enno Van Os Baby-dump – Lemmens – Wilvo Wielerteam zt.
133 Bart Van Haaren Van Vliet – EBH Elshof zt.
134 Dion Beukeboom Midi Center – Ruiter Wielerteam zt.
135 Emmanuel Van Ruitenbeek Kuota-Indeland zt.
136 Jan Hoeks TWC Het Snelle Wiel zt.
137 Dennis Smit Metec Cycling Team zt.
138 Wouter Van Mechelen Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team zt.
139 Gijs Vierling TWC Tempo zt.
140 Jurriën Bosters WV De Jonge Renner zt.
141 Maksym Polishuk ISD Continental Team zt.
142 Joost Spring In T Veld Midi Center – Ruiter Wielerteam zt.
143 Florian Monreal Kuota-Indeland zt.
144 Jeffrey Wiersma Van Vliet – EBH Elshof zt.
145 Ivor Bruin Midi Center – Ruiter Wielerteam zt.
146 Marnik Dreesen Qin Cycling Team zt.
147 Johnny Van Diermen WV De Jonge Renner zt.
148 Michael Kurth Kuota-Indeland zt.
149 Muhamad Adiq Husaine Othman Drapac – Porsche Cycling zt.
150 Robert Van Der Weijst TWC Het Snelle Wiel zt.
151 Roy Eefting Metec Cycling Team zt.
152 Geert Van Der Horst Koopmans Cube Cycling Team zt.
153 Jos Castelijns TWC Het Snelle Wiel zt.
154 Tom Marcelis TML Dommelstreek zt.
Dutch Stefan van Dijk (Willem’s Verandas) has won the 62th International Omloop der Kempen (UCI 1.2). In the bunch sprint the Dutch sprinter was faster than Coen Vermeltfoort and Nicky Cocquyt. The race was animated by a break of seven including Rabobank’s road and cyclocross racer Boy van Poppel and BKCp’s Dieter Vanthourenhout and Enrico Franzoi. In the final local lap of 11 km the sprinters team brought everything back together after which Van Dijk was the fastest in the sprint.

The race got a lot of Cyclocross stars making their first appearance in a road race this season as part of the preparation for the new season. Niels Albert, Bart Wellens, Enrico Franzoi, Klaas Vantornout, Radomir Simunek, Dieter Vanthourenhout, Tijmen Eising to name a few all signed the start list to take part in this flat race. The big absence was the newly world champion Zdenek Stybar and Belgian champion Sven Nys.

 

 

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