Sanne van Paassen © Bart Hazen

Sanne van Paassen, shown here at Lille, won today at Heerlen © Bart Hazen

HEERLEN, NETHERLANDS: Sanne van Paassen (Rabobank) won today in front of her home crowd, besting Kona’s Helen Wyman, Belgian Champion Sanne Cant and teammate Sabrina Stultiens. Marianne Vos had been scheduled to race, but failed to start due to feeling ill from the flu.

In the Elite Men’s race, it was a smaller affair as a number of big names were missing, namely World Champion Sven Nys, and Belgian Champion Klaas Vantornout. Nys opted to stay closer to home, and won the C2 G.P. Stad Eeklo. Nonetheless, Niels Albert (BKCP) and Tom Meeusen (Telenet-Fidea) resumed yesterday’s rivalry at Superprestige Middelkerke, with Albert again coming out on top. Rather than a sprint, however, Albert proved the strongest on the parcours and rode a solo race ahead of a chasing Meeusen. Phillipp Walsleben finished third, followed by Bart Aernouts (AA Drink) and then Rob Peeters (Telenet-Fidea).

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2013 Neerpelt Elite Women Results

Rank
Name
Nat.
Result
1Sanne VAN PAASSENNED39:20:00
2Helen WYMANGBR39:37:00
3Sanne CANTBEL40:11:00
4Sabrina STULTIENSNED40:18:00
5Ellen VAN LOYBEL40:53:00
6Pavla HAVLIKOVACZE41:03:00
7Reza HORMESNED41:33:00
8Joyce VANDERBEKENBEL42:20:00
9Amy DOMBROSKIUSA42:36:00
10Margriet Helena KLOPPENBURGDEN42:58:00
11Yara KASTELIJNNED43:23:00
12Arenda GRIMBERGNED44:01:00
13Lotte EIKELENBOOMNED44:29:00
14Suzie GODARTLUX44:55:00
15Jamie BIERENSNED45:15:00
16Ilona METERNED
17Christine VARDAROSUSA
18Maaike DE HEIJNED
19Maud KAPTHEIJNSNED
20Pernilla VAN ROZELAARNED
21Marianne ALLELEIJN-TEN HAAFNED
22Sabrina RIETHOFNED

2013 Neerpelt Elite Men Results

Rank
Name
Nat.
Result
1Niels ALBERTBEL57:58:00
2Tom MEEUSENBEL58:22:00
3Philipp WALSLEBENGER58:42:00
4Bart AERNOUTSBEL59:00:00
5Rob PEETERSBEL59:21:00
6David VAN DER POELNED59:27:00
7Radomir SIMUNEKCZE59:27:00
8Thijs VAN AMERONGENNED59:47:00
9Thijs ALNED1:00:18
10Gerben DE KNEGTNED1:00:39
11Emiel DOLFSMANED1:01:24
12Patrick VAN LEEUWENNED1:02:04
13Micki VAN EMPELNED1:02:08
14Stan GODRIENED1:02:27
15Twan VAN DEN BRANDNED
16Niels WUBBENNED
17Yannick MAYERGER