TechPowered By

More tech

Vantornout withdraws from Niel Jaarmarktcross

By:
Richard Tyler
Published:
November 10, 2009, 14:00 GMT,
Updated:
November 10, 2009, 17:13 GMT
Edition:
First Cyclo-cross news & racing round-up, Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Race:
Niel Jaarmarktcross
Klaas Vantornout (Sunweb Projob)

Klaas Vantornout (Sunweb Projob)

view thumbnail gallery

Torn shoulder tendon sees Belgian withdraw from competition

Sunweb-ProJob's Klaas Vantornout has withdrawn from the Niel Jaarmarktcross in Belgium on Wednesday, due a torn tendon in his right shoulder.

Despite Vantornout's earlier confirmation that he would compete in the event, Belgian website HLN.be today reported that after consultation with his team the 27-year-old had decided to pull of the race in order to protect his major season objectives.

Vantornout suffered the tear in a crash at the Hoogstraten round of the Superprestige series on November 1. He completed the race to finish fifth, but was later diagnosed with the injury.

He returned to competition on Sunday at the third round of the International Cycling Union's (UCI) Cyclo-cross World Cup in Nommay, France, where he finished twelfth. Vantornout had told Sporza on Monday that in spite of the risks, he would continue to compete.

"The pain ebbed away, but Sunday was worse in Nommay. Two weeks rest would cure everything, but I cannot afford to lose that amount of time," he said.

However, Vantornout will now take a break from competition to give the injury time to heal. A decision will be make on his return after further medical assessment on Saturday.

Vantornout finished third at the opening round of the World Cup season in Treviso, Italy, and currently sits fifth in the UCI World Cup Cyclo-cross rankings. World Cyclo-cross Champion Niels Albert (BKCP-Powerplus), who leads the World Cup series, has been confirmed as a starter in the Niel Jaarmarktcross.
 

Overall UCI World Cup Cyclo-cross standings after round three 
1 Niels Albert (Bel) Bkcp-Powerplus 240 pts
2 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team 205  
3 Francis Mourey (Fra) Française Des Jeux 165  
4 Kevin Pauwels (Bel) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team 156  
5 Klaas Vantornout (Bel) Sunweb Pro Job Cycling Team 154  
6 Christian Heule (Swi) 138  
7 Sven Nys (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago 135  
8 Gerben De Knegt (Ned) 132  
9 Enrico Franzoi (Ita) Liquigas 128  
10 Martin Zlamalik (Cze) 120  
11 Bart Aernouts (Bel) Rabobank 113  
12 Petr Dlask (Cze) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team 109  
13 Martin Bina (Cze) 104  
14 Erwin Vervecken (Bel) 104  
15 Thijs Al (Ned) 100  
16 Jan Verstraeten (Bel) 97  
17 Mariusz Gil (Pol) 93  
18 Radomir Simunek (Cze) Bkcp-Powerplus 92  
19 Laurent Colombatto (Fra) 89  
20 Dieter Vanthourenhout (Bel) Bkcp-Powerplus 88  
21 Thijs Van Amerongen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 88  
22 Kamil Ausbuher (Cze) 84  
23 Steve Chainel (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 80  
24 Eddy Van Ijzendoorn (Ned) 73  
25 Marco Bianco (Ita) 66  
26 Jonathan Lopez (Fra) 65  
27 Alessandro Gambino (Ita) 62  
28 Ondrej Bambula (Cze) 60  
29 Rob Peeters (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago 59  
30 Patrick Van Leeuwen (Ned) 57  
31 Jonathan Page (USA) 49  
32 Wilant Van Gils (Ned) 44  
33 Fabio Ursi (Ita) 44  
34 Ian Field (GBr) 42  
35 Pawel Szczepaniak (Pol) 41  
36 Milan Barenyi (Svk) 40  
37 Jérome Chevallier (Fra) 39  
38 Marcel Wildhaber (Swi) 38  
39 David Derepas (Fra) 37  
40 Robert Gavenda (Svk) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team 35  
41 Sven Vanthourenhout (Bel) Sunweb Pro Job Cycling Team 35  
42 Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) 33  
43 Philipp Walsleben (Ger) Bkcp-Powerplus 32  
44 Ivar Hartogs (Ned) 32  
45 Lukas Kloucek (Cze) Sunweb Pro Job Cycling Team 30  
46 Johannes Sickmueller (Ger) 30  
47 Egoitz Murgoitio Rekalde (Spa) 28  
48 Luca Damiani (Ita) Colavita / Sutter Home 27  
49 Vaclav Metlicka (Svk) 25  
50 Roy Van Heeswijk (Ned) 25  
51 Sascha Wagner (Ger) 23  
52 Javier Ruiz De Larrinaga Ibanez (Spa) 22  
53 Marco Ponta (Ita) 21  
54 Jan Soetens (Bel) Revor-Jartazi Cyclingteam 20  
55 Martin Haring (Svk) 16  
56 Zdenek Mlynar (Cze) 13  
57 Robert Glajza (Svk) 13  
58 Julien Pion (Fra) 10  
59 Jens Westergren (Swe) 10  
60 Clément Bourgoin (Fra) 9  
61 René Lang (Swi) 6  
62 Peter Presslauer (Aut) 4  
63 Marek Canecky (Svk) 3  
64 Andreas Moser (Swi) 3  
65 Zoltan Tisza (Hun) 2  
66 Sascha Weber (Ger) 1  
67 Rafael Visinelli (Ita) 1  


Follow Cyclingnews on Twitter for the very latest coverage of events taking place in the cycling world - twitter.com/cyclingnewsfeed

Back to top