Rob Peeters on his way to his first win of the season  © Thomas van Bracht

Rob Peeters on his way to his first win of the season © Thomas van Bracht

by Thomas van Bracht

SURHUISTERVEEN, NETHERLANDS – Rob Peeters has won the 18th edition of the Centrumcross Surhuisterveen in the Netherlands. The 27-year-old Belgian rider of the Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team managed to ride away from his competitors in the last lap and crossed the finish line solo. Dutch rider Thijs van Amerongen (AA Drink) finished second, just before German rider Philipp Walsleben (BKCP-Powerplus). Lars van der Haar (Rabobank-Giant) got fourth place after a bad start early in the race. This is Rob Peeters’ first victory this season. US rider Jonathan Page finished in 12th.

Gallery: 2012 Centrumcross – Thomas van Bracht



2012 Centrumcross Elite Men

Rank
Name
Nat.
Result
1Rob PEETERSBEL1:01:34
2Thijs VAN AMERONGENNED1:01:43
3Philipp WALSLEBENGER1:01:53
4Lars VAN DER HAARNED1:02:07
5Gerben DE KNEGTNED1:02:46
6Christoph PFINGSTENGER1:02:56
7Twan VAN DEN BRANDNED1:02:56
8Patrick VAN LEEUWENNED1:03:13
9Niels WUBBENNED1:03:32
10Gert-Jan BOSMANNED1:03:51
11Mariusz GILPOL1:04:00
12Jonathan PAGEUSA1:04:26
13Angelo DE CLERCQBEL1:04:57
14Eddy VAN IJZENDOORNNED1:05:01
15Ben BERDENBEL1:05:31
16Lars BOOMNED1:05:48
17Bart HOFMANBEL1:06:06
18Micki VAN EMPELNED1:06:46
19Hans BECKINGNED1:07:05
20Markus SCHULTE-LUENZUMGER1:08:40
21Ruben SCHEIREBEL1:08:57
22Rik VAN IJZENDOORNNED1:09:50
23Bart BARKHUISNED