While the Junior Race in Koksijde saw American rider Gage Hecht take the win, the Belgian squad had a run of the gauntlet with the U23 race.

The team not only managed to pull together the top five for the race, but also took 12 out of 13 top placings, with Adam Toupalik of the Czech Republic taking sixth. Daan Soete took the win on the day, a great ride by a racer who has struggled to find a U23 podium this season even though he had a great sixth place showing in the Men’s Elite Race in CrossVegas. Diether Sweeck was able to cross the line seven seconds behind first place, managing to out-sprint Quinten Hermans who posted third at the same time.

Koksijde UCI U23 Race 2014

1SOETE DaanBEL1994121951h31?00.0"
2SWEECK DietherBEL1993121751h31?07.0"+7.0"
3HERMANS QuintenBEL1995072951h31?07.0"+7.0"
4VANDEKINDEREN JensBEL1993043051h31?07.0"+7.0"
5HOEYBERGHS DaanBEL1994091851h31?31.0"+31.0"
6TOUPALIK AdamCZE1996050951h32?02.0"+1?02.0"
7VAN TICHELT YorbenBEL1994071251h32?38.0"+1?38.0"
8MERLIER BraamBEL1994021151h32?53.0"+1?53.0"
9PEETERS YannickBEL1996111551h33?44.0"+2?44.0"
10GOOSSENS KobeBEL1996042951h33?53.0"+2?53.0"
11CALUWE StijnBEL1996012951h35?10.0"+4?10.0"
12VERHEYEN OnnoBEL1994100651h36?37.0"+5?37.0"
13COOLEN YvesBEL1995092551h37?05.0"+6?05.0"
14LINDENAU PaulGER1996012251h37?58.0"+6?58.0"
15ALDERWEIRELD RobinBEL1996121051h38?13.0"+7?13.0"
16KLOECK DarioBEL1996062551h38?44.0"+7?44.0"
17MCPHERSON IanUSA1995112851h39?23.0"+8?23.0"
18PEPERMANS LorenzoBEL199306102 r
19LIAM EarlUSA199609132 r
20GRUNER YannickGER199407122 r
21ELWOOD GrantUSA199605112 r
22DUNLEA SeanGBR199607103 r
23CHANCE MaxxUSA199604303 r
24LINDENAU MaxGER199408083 r
25SMETS SibeBEL199309123 r
26VERMEIREN GianniITA199608273 r
27MOENAERT MathiasBEL199606124 r
DE JONGHE LaurensBEL19960214DNF
HOFMAN StijnBEL19960610DNF