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Granny Award nominees selected

Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor
October 08, 2009, 20:34 BST,
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Sven Nys (Belgium) continues to improve as an XC rider. He was challenging for fifth until the final two laps.

Sven Nys (Belgium) continues to improve as an XC rider. He was challenging for fifth until the final two laps.

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Best Dutch and Belgium mountain bikers of the year nominated

Nominees for the Granny Awards, which go to the best mountain bikers of the year in Belgium and the Netherlands, have been announced. Final winners for each category will be revealed on November 7.

On Thursday, award organizers released a list of nominees in two categories: one is a Belgian national-level award based on performances at Benelux national-level series races and another is for both Dutch and Belgian racers racing well internationally. For 2009, more Dutch than Belgian riders were nominated for the international award.

International - Level Award Nominees

Elite men
Sven Nys (Bel)
Rudi Van Houts (Ned)
Bas Peeters (Ned)
Roel Paulissen (Bel)
Jelmer Pietersma (Ned)

Under 23 men
Sebastien Carabin (Bel)
Henk Jaap Moorlag (Ned)
Tom Meeuwsen (Bel)
Irjan Luttenberg (Ned)
Niels Wubben (Ned)

Elite women
Laura Turpijn (Ned)
Monique Zeldenrust (Ned)
Githa Michiels (Bel)
Arielle Van Meurs (Ned)
Kristien Nelen (Ned)

(Belgian) National-level Award Nominees

Elite men
Patrick Gaudy
Jimmy Tielens
Hans Urkens
Nicolas Vermeulen
Kevin Van Hoovels

Elite women
Nancy Bober
Sanne Cant
Joyce Vanderbeken
Kristien Nelen
Petra Mermans

Jens Scheurmans
Laurens Sweeck
Jens Vandekinderen

Under 23 men
Olivie Labie
Tim Wijnants
Sebastien Carabin
Nick Daems
Tom Meeusen

Junior men

Bart De Vocht
Jeff Luyten
Ruben Scheire

Master 1 men
Gerrit Delfosse
Telly Parys
Peter Verstraete

Master 2 men

Patrick Wellens
Erik Evers
Ronny Geerts

Young women
Claudia Claesen
Elise Marchal
Steffi Derveaux

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