U23 riders take to the course in Roubaix. © Bart Hazen

U23 riders take to the course in Roubaix. © Bart Hazen

U23 Men – Brief Report

Tom Meeusen (Telenet-Fidea) dropped his chasers on the final lap to take the victory in Roubaix, France. Tijmen Eising took the holeshot and after an early crash the decisive break was established quickly.  Meeusen, dealing with some mechanical issues, left the early pacemaking to others but had enough left to attack on the final lap and take the victory.  Robert Gavenda and Pawels Szczepaniak lead the early charge, their efforts dwindling the lead group down to five.  Gavenda would hold on for second behind Meeussen with a fading Eising in third. Jan Denuwelaer and Szczepaniak would hang on to the leaders throughout the day to round out the top 5. Zach McDonald was the top American on the day in 30th place. McDonald, along with Danny Summerhill (Garmin-Felt) in 33rd and Jerome Townsend (Bikereg.com-Joe’s Garage) in 40th were in Roubaix for one of the last major races prior to the World Championships.

Junior Men – Brief Report

David Van der Poel won today in convincing in style at the World Cup in Roubaix, France. Van der Poel was able to cross the finish line on the famous velodrome, also the finish venue for Paris-Roubaix, with a nearly 10-second advantage over his closest competitor. Emilien Viennet was able to hold on for second in the muddy conditions. With a third place finish, Gert-Jan Bosman held onto his World Cup lead.  Laurens Sweeck and Jens Vandekinderen finished fourth and fifth, respectively, to round out the top 5. Cody Kaiser (Cal Giant Berry Farms), the lone American junior in Roubaix, finished on the lead lap in 33rd. Kaiser is gaining valuable experience as he tunes up for the World Championships in Tabor.

Full Results:

U23:

7 Laps / Tours – Distance: 16.415 km – Average / Moyenne: 19.95 km/h

PlaceBibRiderCountryTimepts
116MEEUSEN TomBEL0:49:2260
260GAVENDA RobertSVK+00:0750
337EISING TijmenNED+00:0845
420DENUWELAERE JanBEL+00:1440
524SZCZEPANIAK PawelPOL+00:2135
618BAESTAENS VincentBEL+00:4130
719ADAMS JoeriBEL+00:4928
838VAN EMPEL MickiNED+01:0726
925KONWA MarekPOL+01:1624
1039VAN DER HAAR LarsNED+01:2522
1141VAN KESSEL CorneNED+01:3920
128JOUFFROY ArnaudFRA+01:5419
1331SILVESTRI EliaITA+02:0618
1422BOSMANS WietseBEL+02:0817
1557RUPP MatthiasSUI+02:1016
1617AERNOUTS JimBEL+02:2315
1740HUENDERS MitchellNED+02:3114
1849POLNICKY JiriCZE+02:3613
199BOULO MatthieuFRA+02:4612
2055GRAND ArnaudSUI+02:5511
2111RULLIERE MelvinFRA+03:1410
224QUAST OleGER+03:279
2348PETRUS LubomirCZE+03:348
2456SCHERZ ValentinSUI+03:477
256DANNER FabianGER+04:096
2610GRAS IrwinFRA+04:115
2769GIZZI AurelienFRA+04:194
2836FALASCHI BryanITA+04:393
2970TURGIS JimmyFRA+04:452
3046McDONALD ZachUSA+05:181
3150HNIK KarelCZE+05:22
325SCHWEIZER MichaelGER+05:41
3345SUMMERHILL DanielUSA+05:53
3451MENGER DavidCZE+06:02
3563NILSSON MattiasSWE+06:25
3672VIMPERE ThéoFRA+06:35
3771VILLA ThibautFRA+07:01
3859WILDHABER MichaelSUI+07:48
3964SCHLECHTER PitLUX+08:20
4047TOWNSEND JeromeUSA-1LAP
4153NESVADBA JanCZE-1LAP
4234TRENTIN MatteoITA-1LAP
4374HERMAN PaulFRA-1LAP
447HAYES BarryGER-1LAP
4515GARSON PierreFRA-1LAP
4665KHANGARID NaranMGL-2LAP
4773CORRIETTE DimitriFRA-2LAP
4866MYAGMARSUREN BaasankhuuMGL-2LAP
4962CANECKY MarekSVK-3LAP

Juniors:

6 Laps / Tours – Distance: 14.075 km – Average / Moyenne: 19.65 km/h

PlaceBibRiderCountryTimepts
13VAN DER POEL DavidNED0:42:5960
226VIENNET EmilienFRA+00:0850
32BOSMAN Gert-JanNED+00:1745
411SWEECK LaurensBEL+00:2340
510VANDEKINDEREN JensBEL+00:2635
627ALAPHILIPPE JulianFRA+00:2630
74VAN DER HEIJDEN MichielNED+00:4428
87VAN POPPEL DannyNED+00:5026
913VERMEERSCH GianniBEL+00:5724
1014MERLIER TimBEL+01:0022
115TEUNISSEN MikeNED+01:0020
126DOLFSMA EmielNED+01:2619
1328MENUT DavidFRA+01:4718
1437POLNICKY RadekCZE+01:4717
1533NIPL VojtechCZE+01:5716
1635PAPRSTKA TomasCZE+02:0115
1731LEBRAS ClémentFRA+02:0714
1812ADAMS JensBEL+02:1213
1968DIDIER AnthoninFRA+02:1612
2036BOROS MichaelCZE+02:3211
2134LASAK MatejCZE+02:4010
2216DE VOCHT BartBEL+02:449
2370LEVASSEUR JulianFRA+02:458
2420LORENZON RudyITA+02:467
2518TODARO Fabio AlfonsoITA+02:596
2630DUCULTY BastienFRA+03:015
2774BOUVARD KévinFRA+03:354
2849MÜLLER LukasSUI+03:433
2971LOUICHE VincentFRA+03:452
3046GEISLER JannickGER+04:071
3154LESSNAU JanuszPOL+04:07
3250FORSTER LarsSUI+04:21
3329VENTURINI ClémentFRA+04:27
3451LIENHARD FabianSUI+04:30
3561REICHLING LexLUX+04:32
3667CARESMEL AlexisFRA+04:33
3741KAISER CodyUSA+05:11
3869GELABERT BenjaminFRA+05:16
3922SANTINI PietroITA+05:57
4021ACQVAVIVA FrancescoITA+06:01
4152PAGE DylanSUI+07:23
4263THILTGES ScottLUX+07:35
4357MALEWICZ MarcinPOL+08:09
4462SCHWARMES TomLUX+08:21
4558CHALAS JaroslavSVK-2LAP
48DEPRIE TobiasGERDNF4
59GEBRLIN LukasSVKDNF4
60JUNGELS BobLUXDNS

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