Tijmen Eising finished fourth overall and won the U23 category.  © Bart Hazen

Tijmen Eising finished fourth overall and won the U23 category. © Bart Hazen

Bart Aernouts (Rabobank) took his second win of the season today in the GP Richard Groenendaal. Aernouts won with a big margin over teammate Gerben de Knegt (Rabobank) and last year’s winner of the World Cup in Zolder, Thijs Al (AA Drink Cycling Team). Tijmen Eising (Sunweb – Revor) and Mitchell Huenders (AA Drink Cycling Team) filled out the top five overall and were the best two U23 riders in the race.

Eddy van IJzendoorn (AA Drink Cycling Team), 2009 winner of the GP Richard Groenendaal, took the hole shot followed by Bart Aernouts, Patrick van Leeuwen, Tijmen Eising and Gerben de Knegt.

On the second lap, Bart Aernouts broke clear from his compatriots and nobody was able to respond. In the chase, a group of three riders formed with Gerben de Knegt, Tijmen Eising and Eddy van IJzendoorn. De Knegt showed he was the strongest of the three and left the others behind.

Thijs Al, who crashed twice in the beginning, found good legs in the second part of the race and bridged up in the final laps to Eising and Van IJzendoorn. The latter couldn’t handle the pace and would finish in sixth.

Bart Aernouts didn’t made any mistakes in the final lap and took his second win of the season, both in the Netherlands, including the opening ‘cross in Harderwijk. Aernouts was very satisfied with his win, “I was afraid for my teammate Gerben de Knegt. Gerben is in form for the moment. When I was able to create a gap, I gave all I have. It turned out well and didn’t made any mistakes.”

Lars Boom, who made his season debut in Sint-Michielsgestel, had to start from the back and eventually finished in 22nd, over four minutes down on his Belgian teammate.

Tijmen Eising, who finished in fourth, was the best rider in the U23 race. Mitchell Huenders and Corné van Kessel finished in second and third, respectively.

Results

RankNameNat.Age*ResultPaRPcR
1Bart AERNOUTSBEL281:04:356060
2Gerben DE KNEGTNED351:05:094040
3Thijs ALNED301:05:323030
4Tijmen EISINGNED191:05:352525
5Mitchell HUENDERSNED221:06:042020
6Eddy VAN IJZENDOORNNED251:06:121818
7Thijs VAN AMERONGENNED241:06:191616
8Bram SCHMITZNED331:06:251414
9David DEREPASFRA321:06:301212
10Corne VAN KESSELNED191:06:431010
11Twan VAN DEN BRANDNED211:06:4388
12Patrick VAN LEEUWENNED251:06:4366
13Rudi VAN HOUTSNED261:06:4344
14Lars VAN DER HAARNED191:06:4322
15Micki VAN EMPELNED201:07:0511
16Ramon SINKELDAMNED211:07:10
17Jan VAN DAELBEL231:07:10
18Tom VAN DEN BOSCHBEL251:07:39
19Maurits LAMMERTINKNED201:07:45
20Wilant VAN GILSNED311:07:59
21Roy VAN HEESWIJKNED271:08:04
22Lars BOOMNED251:08:39
23Edwin ARTSNED221:09:06
24Geert VAN DER HORSTNED201:09:29
25Boy VAN POPPELNED221:09:34
26Dries PAUWELSBEL221:09:42
27Jerome TOWNSENDUSA211:09:59
28Christoph PFINGSTENGER231:10:04
29Micha DE VRIESNED391:10:08
30Johim ARIESENNED221:10:16
31Rik VAN IJZENDOORNNED231:10:21
32Keiichi TSUJIURAJPN301:10:25
33Justin LINDINEUSA261:10:27
34Roel VAN HOUTUMNED311:10:33
35Harm VAN DER SANDENNED201:10:42
36Kobus HEREIJGERSNED211:10:42
37Jordy LUISMANNED251:10:42
38Yu TAKENOUCHIJPN221:10:47
39Jorn VAN VEENNED231:10:51
40Kaj SLENTERNED201:10:57
41Mike CARRIGANCAN291:10:57
42Travis LIVERMONUSA221:10:57
43Kevin SMITNED201:12:00
44Patrick VAN NUNENNED20
45Rob VAN DER HEIJDENNED20
46Tim OTTENSNED25
47Moreno HOFLANDNED19
48Steve FISHERUSA20
49Guus SMITSNED25
50Peter WOESTENBERGNED36
51Tommy VAN BEEMNED20
52Patrick DE LAATNED33
53Nard LOUWSNED29
54Rick VAN DEURSENNED20
55Jacob DE ROONED20
56Mark SMITNED22
57Hans BECKINGNED24
58Marco MINNAARDNED21
59Bart BARKHUISNED20
60Casper FRANSENNED20
61Masashi MATSUIJPN29
62Bram WINDNED25
63Marcel LOMMERSNED21
64Kaey VAN RIJNED26
65Joe DOMBROSKIUSA19
66Rick VAN DE HELDERNED23
67Geert KUITNED19

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