Kevin Pauwels leads World Champ Zdenek Stybar up the run-up at the GVA Trofee race #2 in Ronse. © Bart Hazen

Kevin Pauwels leads World Champ Zdenek Stybar up the run-up at the GVA Trofee race #2 in Ronse. © Bart Hazen

Kevin Pauwels (Sunweb-Revor) continued his excellent season today, winning at the incredibly hilly Ronse GVA Trofee race. In a back and forth battle that saw an early attack by Bart Aernouts (Rabobank), a huge chase group, an escape by Pauwels and Zdenek Stybar (Quickstep), a furious pursuit by Niels Albert (BKCP-Powerplus), and a sprint finish, the lanky Belgian prevailed over the powerful world champion Czech.

Full Results:

Ronse GVA Results 2011

Rank
Name
Nat.
Age*
Result
1Kevin PAUWELSBEL281:01:14
2Zdenek STYBARCZE271:01:16
3Niels ALBERTBEL261:01:34
4Tom MEEUSENBEL241:02:08
5Klaas VANTORNOUTBEL301:02:14
6Bart AERNOUTSBEL301:02:25
7Sven NYSBEL361:02:54
8Marcel MEISENGER231:02:58
9Joeri ADAMSBEL231:03:05
10Mariusz GILPOL291:03:22
11Thijs VAN AMERONGENNED261:03:30
12Sven VANTHOURENHOUTBEL311:04:10
13Gerben DE KNEGTNED371:04:14
14Robert GAVENDASVK241:04:15
15Jan DENUWELAEREBEL241:04:19
16Thijs ALNED321:04:23
17Patrick GAUDYBEL351:04:42
18Kenneth VAN COMPERNOLLEBEL241:04:46
19Jonathan PAGEUSA361:04:53
20Tom VAN DEN BOSCHBEL271:05:04
21Rob PEETERSBEL271:05:52
22Stijn HUYSBEL261:06:02
23Bart HOFMANBEL271:06:17
24Martin ZLAMALIKCZE30
25Toon DEVENYNSBEL27
26Jo PIROTTEBEL24
27Dries PAUWELSBEL24
28Kevin CANTBEL24
29Jimmy TIELENSBEL33
30Eddy VAN IJZENDOORNNED27
31James THOMPSONGBR35