The Juniors race was won by Belgian Jens Dekker, and the U.S.’s Gage Hecht, winner of the race in 2014, had an off day and finished 21st. Fellow Americans Eric Brunner and Evan Clouse were 41st and 43rd, respectively.
The U23 race, the podium was swept by Belgians—Eli Iserbyt took the win in a close finish over Daan Hoyberghs. Daan Soete rounded out the podium.
Koksijde’s U23 race brought good news for American cyclocross fans—Logan Owen, fresh off a two-day sweep at the Subaru Cyclo Cup, finished in ninth place. Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com’s Curtis White finished on the lead lap in 23rd, and Grant Ellwood finished in 36th.