Last week, road race nationals took place across the globe. Earlier this week, we covered what went down in Knoxville here in the U.S., and today, we have a run-down of some notable international results.
Wout van Aert (Jumbo – Visma) continued his recent success by taking the Belgian National Championship in the Individual Time Trial.
Later that weekend, Van Aert finished third in the Road Race, but he was bested by fellow cyclocrosser Tim Merlier (Corendon – Circus), who took the win. Jens Adams (Pauwels Sauzen – Bingoal) finished 12th.
Laura Verdonschot and Loes Sels both finished in the top 20 of the Women’s race, and Sanne Cant raced as well.
Marianne Vos (CCC – Liv) went to the line with two other women and took second at Dutch Road Nationals. Yara Kastelijn finished 8th, and Lucinda Brand (Team Sunweb) finished 10th.
Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon – Circus) opted not to race the Men’s Road Race and seek a second-straight year of winning Road, Cyclocross and Mountain Bike Nationals.
Lars van der Haar (Telenet Fidea Lions) led the cyclocrossers in 36th. Joris Nieuwenhuis (Team Sunweb), Lars Boom (Roompot – Charles), Corne van Kessel (Telenet Fidea Lions) and Sieben Wouters all raced as well.
In Luxembourg, Christine Majerus (Boels – Dolmans) won her 10th-straight Road Race National Championship.
Young Canadian Magdeleine Vallieres continued her strong riding with wins in both the Junior Women’s ITT and Road Race. Maghalie Rochette raced the Women’s Elite race and finished 10th.
Great Britain’s young ’cross star Anna Kay finished eighth in the British Elite Women’s race.
Featured image: Bart Hazen