Nys Takes the Belgian Win in G.P. Stad Eeklo

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Sven Nys wins the 2011 Superprestige in Hoogstraten, Belgium. © Bart Hazen

Here, Sven Nys wins the 2011 Superprestige in Hoogstraten, Belgium. © Bart Hazen

STAD EEKLO, BELGIUM – For a race with only 28 men finishing, the field ran deep, with Sven Nys, Tom Meeusen, both Sven and Dieter Vanthourenhout, Klaas Vantornout and World Champion Niels Albert. Noticeably absent was Kevin Pauwels, who elected to race in The Netherlands at Heerlen.

From the start, a lead group of eight riders emerged with Nys and Albert on the front. Eventually, Albert would drop back, and Nys, Vantornout and Sven Vanthourenhout would parry for the top spots. In the final lap, Nys would be joined at the from by Meeusen and the German rider Marcel Meisen. The three would sprint for the finish, with Nys taking the win, followed by Meeusen and Meisen, respectively.

Full Results:

1Sven NYSBEL3659:08:004040
2Tom MEEUSENBEL2459:08:003030
3Marcel MEISENGER2359:08:002020
4Klaas VANTORNOUTBEL3059:13:001515
5Dieter VANTHOURENHOUTBEL2759:13:001010
7Vincent BAESTAENSBEL2359:33:0066
8Tim MERLIERBEL2059:36:0044
9Laurens SWEECKBEL1959:41:0022
10Jan DENUWELAEREBEL2459:41:0011
11Niels ALBERTBEL2659:47:00
12Gianni VERMEERSCHBEL2059:47:00
13Tom VAN DEN BOSCHBEL271:00:19
14Kenneth VAN COMPERNOLLEBEL241:00:19
15Floris DE TIERBEL201:00:24
16Jim AERNOUTSBEL231:00:32
17Daniel PEETERSBEL191:00:51
18Karel HNIKCZE211:00:56
19Arnaud GRANDSUI221:00:56
20Martin ZLAMALIKCZE301:01:00
21Bart HOFMANBEL271:01:35
22Gianni DENOLFBEL251:02:23
23Steven DE DECKERBEL301:02:27
24Bert DE WISPELAEREBEL301:03:00
25Diether SWEECKBEL191:03:29
26Ritchie DENOLFBEL21
27Valentijn VAN DE VELDEBEL21



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