Sh%t, missed this one. The koppenberg cross is one of the best of the year. Lets hope anyone made the efford to put the race online / youtube
Meeusen, Wyman Take Koppenbergcross Wins – Updated Report
report contributed to by Bart Hazen
While there isn’t racing in Europe tomorrow, the weekend started early with Koppenbergcross in Oudenaarde, Belgium. In the men’s race, Tom Meeusen (Telenet-Fidea) took the win in this round of the Bpost Bank Trofee series. Behind him, Kevin Pauwels (Sunweb-Napoleon Games) and Klaas Vantornout (Sunweb) rounded out the podium.
“The circumstances suited me today,” said Meeusen. “It was an intensive and explosive race with in each lap lots of recuperation possibilities. Until the end eight riders were equal to each other which made it easier for me to wait for the sprint. It was all or nothing and luckily for me it was all. I can’t believe I just won the Koppenberg after some health issues the past week. ”
Despite not making the podium, the series leader remain current World Champion Sven Nys (Crelan-Euphony).
In the women’s race, Helen Wyman (Kona) took the win in a dominant fashion, over Sanne Cant (Enertherm-BKCP) who finished second and Nikki Harris (Telenet-Fidea) in third. The three have been having an incredible early season thus far.
“This is my third win on the Koppenberg. Really amazing,” remarked Wyman. “I have trained on this course earlier this week because I live in Oudenaarde during the season, but the course was a lot tougher than today. Today it was a very fast race but I can enjoy my win and that’s good. Now I will try to defend my European title on Sunday.”
Koppenbergcross Photo Gallery:
Elite Men’s Results:
|7||Corne VAN KESSEL||NED||59:31:00|
|9||Thijs VAN AMERONGEN||NED||59:46:00|
|14||Twan VAN DEN BRAND||NED||1:00:30|
|20||Patrick VAN LEEUWEN||NED||1:01:43|
|28||Kenneth VAN COMPERNOLLE||BEL||1:04:14|
|32||Tom VAN DEN BOSCH||BEL|
Elite Women’s Results:
|4||Sophie DE BOER||NED||37:22:00|
|5||Ellen VAN LOY||BEL||37:44:00|
|12||Asa Maria ERLANDSSON||SWE||39:21:00|
|14||Margriet Helena KLOPPENBURG||DEN||40:45:00|
|16||Stephanie DE CROOCK||BEL||40:50:00|
|17||Bianca VAN DEN HOEK||NED||40:51:00|
|25||Lindy VAN ANROOIJ||NED||43:01:00|
|32||Femke VAN DEN DRIESSCHE||BEL||45:07:00|
Have you subscribed yet? You're missing out if not. Get all-original content and your cyclocross fix throughout the year with a subscription and Issue 23 back copy, with features on Lars van der Haar, Jonathan Page, Elle Anderson and more!