Michael Vanthourenhout (Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal) has been making podiums all season but today, he finally topped one.

Vanthourenhout was chased by other racers all race but was consistently able to outpower them and keep his pace.

Eli Iserbyt (Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal) came in second and Laurens Sweeck (Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal) came in third, solidifying his place as one of the top contenders of the season.

We also saw an American, which pales in comparison to the five in the women’s event, show up. Curtis White placed 30th.

Full results below.

2020 Superpresitge Merksplas Results: Elite Men

14VANTHOURENHOUT MichaelPauwels Sauzen - Bingoal0:59:33:00
21ISERBYT EliPauwels Sauzen - Bingoal0:59:41:00
32SWEECK LaurensPauwels Sauzen - Bingoal0:59:46:00
43AERTS ToonTelenet Baloise Lions0:59:46:00
57VAN KESSEL ComeTormans Cyclo Cross Team0:59:55:00
65VAN DER HAAR LarsTelenet Baloise Lions1:00
78ORTS LLORET FelipeTeika BH Gsport1:00:09
823VANDEPUTTE NielsAlpecin-Fenix1:00:16
919SOETE DaanGroup Hens Maes Containers1:00:23
1015SWEECK DietherCredishop-Fristads1:00:48
116HERMANS QuintenTormans Cyclo Cross Team1:01:00
1214BAESTAENS VincentGroup Hens Maes Containers1:01:19
1345FERDINANDE AntonPauwels Sauzen - Bingoal1:01:27
1413AERTS ThijsTelenet Baloise Lions1:01:39
1520AERNOUTS JimTelenet Baloise Lions1:01:45
169KAMP RyanPauwels Sauzen - Bingoal1:01:50
1736KIELICH TimoCedishop-Fristads1:01:50
1832RONHAAR PimPauwels Sauzen - Bingoal1:01:50
1921VAN DER POEL DavidAlpecin-Fenix1:02:06
2012KUHN KevinTormans Cyclo Cross Team1:02:11