Sven Nys and Van Paassen Take Fidea Eric Vanderaerden GP in Neerpelt

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Sven Nys adds the 2011 Fidea Eric Vanderaerden GP to his ever-growing win list.  File photo, © Bart Hazen

Sven Nys adds the 2011 Fidea Eric Vanderaerden GP to his ever-growing win list. File photo, © Bart Hazen

Sven Nys (Lanbouwkrediet) took a narrow win over compatriots Kevin Pauwels (Sunweb / Revor) and Niels Albert (BKCP / PowerPlus) in today’s UCI C2 race in Belgium, the Fidea  Eric Vanderaerden Gran Prix in Neerpelt.

Kevin Pauwels, racing in the new colors of Sunweb / Revor, had a strong race and showed he’s ready to assume defending World Champ Zdenek Stybar’s position as one of the top three Elite men cyclocrossers, as Albert, Nys and Stybar were often battling at the front of most races last season.

The legendary Nys showed he’s entering the cyclocross season with great fitness from a full mountain bike campaign, and led home five other Belgians to snag the top six spots of the race for the host country.  With Zdenek Stybar not racing, Radomir Simunek (BKCP / PowerPlus) did his best to represent the Czech Republic and disrupt the Belgian powerhouse, finishing in seventh.

In the women’s race, Sanne van Paasen (Brain Wash) escaped and kept a gap to the finish, finishing 15 seconds ahead of Daphny van den Brand (AA Drink). Nikki Harris (Telenet / Fidea) rounded out the podium, and Christine Vardaros (Baboco) was the lone American racer, finishing a lucky 13th.

Full Results:

Rank Name Nat. Age* Result Points
1 Sven NYS BEL 36 56:10:00 40
2 Kevin PAUWELS BEL 28 56:14:00 30
3 Niels ALBERT BEL 26 56:17:00 20
4 Klaas VANTORNOUT BEL 30 56:47:00 15
5 Bart AERNOUTS BEL 30 56:49:00 10
6 Sven VANTHOURENHOUT BEL 31 57:04:00 8
7 Radomir SIMUNEK CZE 29 57:10:00 6
8 Dieter VANTHOURENHOUT BEL 27 57:15:00 4
9 Philipp WALSLEBEN GER 25 57:21:00 2
10 Vincent BAESTAENS BEL 23 58:00:00 1
11 Marco BIANCO ITA 30 58:10:00
12 Wietse BOSMANS BEL 21 58:18:00
13 Tom MEEUSEN BEL 24 58:21:00
14 Joeri ADAMS BEL 23 58:30:00
15 Gerben DE KNEGT NED 37 58:37:00
16 Vinnie BRAET BEL 21 59:14:00
17 Kenneth VAN COMPERNOLLE BEL 24 59:49:00
18 Arnaud JOUFFROY FRA 22 1:00:22
19 Dries PAUWELS BEL 24 1:00:52
20 Jimmy TIELENS BEL 33 1:01:13
21 Gianni DENOLF BEL 25 1:01:53
22 Ritchie DENOLF BEL 21
23 Yannick MAYER GER 21
24 Bart VERSCHUEREN BEL 26
25 Jack CLARKSON GBR 19
26 Emil Arvid OLSEN DEN 19
Rank Name Nat. Age* Result Points
1 Sanne VAN PAASSEN NED 24 40:50:00 40
2 Daphny VAN DEN BRAND NED 34 41:05:00 30
3 Nikki HARRIS GBR 26 41:16:00 20
4 Sanne CANT BEL 22 41:49:00 15
5 Sophie DE BOER NED 22 41:49:00 10
6 Pavla HAVLIKOVA CZE 29 42:23:00 8
7 Linda VAN RIJEN NED 24 43:11:00 6
8 Reza HORMES NED 45 43:30:00 4
9 Nicole DE BIE – LEYTEN BEL 37 44:16:00 2
10 Ellen VAN LOY BEL 32 44:21:00 1
11 Hilde QUINTENS BEL 48 45:28:00
12 Nancy BOBER BEL 37 45:49:00
13 Christine VARDAROS USA 43 45:55:00
14 Evy KUIJPERS NED 17 47:13:00
15 Carmen MCNELLIS SMALL USA 32 47:30:00
16 Katrien THIJS BEL 27 47:48:00
17 Anja GELDHOF BEL 39
18 Margriet Helena KLOPPENBURG DEN 24
19 Valerie BOONEN BEL 19
20 Marijke DE PAUW BEL 22

 

 

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