Van der Haar Takes U23 World Title!

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With a strong attack halfway into the last lap, Mike Teunissen (Netherlands) rocketed out of a pack of 10 riders, throwing what had been a pack-race into an all-out chase for the win. His teammate, Lars van der Haar, clawed his way back on the wheel of  Tijmen Eising and launched a devastating sprint to take the 2011 U23 World Championship ahead of Teunissen. Karel Hnik (Czech Republic) came in third, with Matthieu Boulo (France) and Tijmen Eising (Netherlands) rounding out the top five. “I can’t think of a better season, four jerseys to win and I won them all” van der Haar told Sporza, referring to his previous European, Dutch and World Cup overall wins. Danny Summerhill was the top placed American, with a strong 13th. Swiss rider Valentin Scherz, who has called the Mid-Atlantic home for much of the past two cyclocross seasons, hung tough in the lead group to snag an impressive seventh place.

Full Results:

U23 Men: 8 Laps, 22.67 km
1 Lars van der Haar (Netherlands) 0:52:01
2 Mike Teunissen (Netherlands) at 0:01
3 Karel Hnik (Czech Republic) s.t.
4 Matthieu Boulo (France) 0:03
5 Tijmen Eising (Netherlands) 0:04
6 Wietse Bosmans (Belgium) 0:07
7 Valentin Scherz (Switzerland) 0:13
8 Joeri Adams (Belgium) 0:24
9 Jimmy Turgis (France) s.t.
10 Vincent Baestaens (Belgium) 0:30
11 Marcel Meisen (Germany) 0:36
12 Irwin Gras (France) 0:39
13 Danny Summerhill (United States of America) 0:42
14 Vinnie Braet (Belgium) 0:58
15 Marek Konwa (Poland) 1:01
16 Twan van den Brand (Netherlands) s.t.
17 Kenneth Hansen (Denmark) 1:24
18 Mirko Tabacchi (Italy) s.t.
19 Tomas Paprstka (Czech Republic) 1:34
20 Jim Aernouts (Belgium) 1:54
21 Michael Boros (Czech Republic) 2:13
22 Jon Ander Insausti Irastorza (Spain) 2:16
23 Zach McDonald (United States of America) 2:21
24 Ole Quast (Germany) 2:35
25 Michael Winterberg (Switzerland) 2:37
26 Kenta Gallagher (Great Britain) 2:40
27 Arnaud Grand (Switzerland) 3:15
28 Max Walsleben (Germany) 3:28
29 Micki van Empel (Netherlands) 3:35
30 Michael Schweizer (Germany) 4:14
31 Vincent Dias Dos Santos (Luxembourg) 4:17
32 Jan Nesvadba (Czech Republic) 4:18
33 Matteo Trentin (Italy) 4:20
34 Alexander Gehbauer (Austria) 5:03
35 Jesper Dahlström (Sweden) 5:05
36 Cody Kaiser ( United States of America) s.t.
37 Lubomir Petrus (Czech Republic) 5:22
38 Daniel Ruiz Etxeandia (Spain) 5:36
39 Jerome Townsend ( United States of America) 5:46
40 Lukas Müller (Switzerland) -1 Lap
41 Eduard Michael Grosu (Romania) -1 Lap
42 Pit Schlechter (Luxembourg) -1 Lap
43 Luke Gray (Great Britain) -2 Laps
44 Wojciech Herba (Poland) -2 Laps
45 Fabian Danner (Germany) -2 Laps
46 Elia Silvestri (Italy) -3 Laps
47 Bartosz Pilis (Poland) -3 Laps
DNF Gert-Jan Bosman (Netherlands)
DNF Luca Braidot (Italy)
DNF Alex Kirsch (Luxembourg)

 

 

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