Janse van Rensburg claims first win of 2013 in Mémorial Frank Vandenbroucke

South African out-kicks Leukemans, Van Avermaet

Reinardt Janse van Rensburg won Binche-Chimay-Binche today. The 187.6km long race in the Walloon region of Hainaut marked the first victory of the South-African rider since he graduated to the WorldTour with Argos-Shimano this year. “This course suited me. I believed I could win and I am really happy I succeeded.”

Janse van Rensburg beat Vacansoleil-DCM’s Björn Leukemans and Greg van Avermaet of BMC.

In 2013, Janse van Rensburg was the 4th of most succesful riders on the year’s victory ranking after André Greipel with 19, Peter Sagan with 16 and Mark Cavendish with 15 wins. The South African won 14 races with the Ronde van Zeeland Seaports, a UCI 1.1 race, as his biggest victory. He also won the national time trial title in South Africa.

Janse van Rensburg moved to Argos-Shimano for two seasons after that succesful period with the then-continental MTN-Qhubeka team.

“This was my first victory as a professional,” Janse van Rensburg said after winning Binche-Chimay-Binche. “I won a lot last year but this is my breakthrough victory. It’s a little bit late in the season but I am really happy it came in the end.”

The race around the city of Binche started with a five-man breakaway with Bertjan Lindeman of Vacansoleil-DCM, Katusha’s Maxim Belkov, Cofidis’ Nico Sijmens, Thomas Degand of Accent Jobs-Wanty and local rider Tom Dernies of Wallonie Bruxelles. They gained a substantial gap but were reeled in at 40 kilometers from the line. In the remaining three local laps with a difficult cobbled section in the last kilomter lots of attacks followed but none of the groups gathered a lead of over 30 seconds.

In the last 16km long lap Greg van Avermaet attacked at 2km from the line. He gained a few meters on the cobbles but soon found Björn Leukemans and Janse van Rensburg on his wheel. The fast South African, who is an excellent time triallist and sprinter, overtook the Belgian duo to cross the line solo.

“It was a very hectic final with so many attacks. It meant I had to be lucky if it came down to a sprint. I have felt pretty good since I finished the Vuelta and decided to go early. It was a bit of a gamble. The legs really hurt in the last 150 meters. When I started here today I really felt I could win the race. I arrived here this morning and felt it was possible. I am really, really happy with this victory,” Janse van Rensburg concluded.

Full Results
1Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano4:10:24 
2Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:01 
3Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
4Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:00:04 
5Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
6Michael Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
7Jetse Bol (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
8Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
9Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
10Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
11Maarten Wynants (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
12Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
13Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
14Ioannis Tamouridis (Gre) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
15Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha  
16Silvan Dillier (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
17Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:07 
18Lloyd Mondory (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:00:08 
19Maxime Daniel (Fra) Sojasun  
20Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Sojasun  
21Antoine Demoitie (Bel) Wallonie-Bruxelles0:00:12 
22Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
23Niels Vandyck (Bel) Verandas Willems0:00:14 
24Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
25Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Accent Jobs-Wanty  
26Bryan Naulleau (Fra) Team Europcar  
27Hugo Houle (Can) Ag2R La Mondiale  
28Laurent Evrard (Bel) Wallonie-Bruxelles  
29Edwig Cammaerts (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
30Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
31Romain Guillemois (Fra) Team Europcar  
32Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
33Bram Tankink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
34Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:19 
35Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
36Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
37Christophe Premont (Bel) Crelan-Euphony  
38Adrian Saez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
39Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Katusha  
40Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
41Florent Delfosse (Bel) Color Code-Biowanze0:00:25 
42Bram Nolten (Ned) Doltcini-Flanders  
43Thomas Wertz (Bel) Color Code-Biowanze  
44Erwin De Kerf (Bel) Doltcini-Flanders  
45Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:29 
46Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Sojasun0:00:37 
47Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty0:00:40 
48Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Accent Jobs-Wanty  
49Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
50Mark Renshaw (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
51Bert De Backer (Bel) Team Argos-Shimano  
52Eliot Lietaer (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
53Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
54Stig Broeckx (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:00:49 
55Floris Smeyers (Bel) Verandas Willems  
56Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
57Frédéric Amorison (Bel) Crelan-Euphony0:00:52 
58Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:56 
59Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:00:58 
60Julien Stassen (Bel) Wallonie-Bruxelles0:01:00 
61Julian Kern (Ger) Ag2R La Mondiale0:01:06 
62Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
63Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
64Tom Dernies (Bel) Wallonie-Bruxelles  
65Gert Joeaar (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
66Arnaud Geronboux (Bel) Color Code-Biowanze  
67Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
68Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:01:12 
69Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Crelan-Euphony0:01:16 
70Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise0:01:18 
71Jean-Albert Carnevali (Bel) Verandas Willems0:01:26 
72Marko Kump (Slo) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:01:41 
73Reinier Honig (Ned) Crelan-Euphony0:01:50 
74Klaas Sys (Bel) Crelan-Euphony  
75Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:02:00 
76Michael Olsson (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano0:02:02 
77Gaëtan Pons (Bel) T.Palm-Pôle Continental Wallon0:02:04 
78Rick Flens (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:02:12 
79Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty0:02:15 
80Fabio Polazzi (Bel) Wallonie-Bruxelles  
81Boris Dron (Bel) Wallonie-Bruxelles  
82Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Sojasun  
83Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Crelan-Euphony  
84Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
85Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:02:29 
86Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
87Benjamin Verraes (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty0:02:47 
88Olivier Pardini (Bel) Verandas Willems0:02:52 
89Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:03:21 
90Ian Vansumere (Bel) T.Palm-Pôle Continental Wallon0:05:15 
91Louis Convens (Bel) T.Palm-Pôle Continental Wallon  
92Axel Gremelpont (Bel) T.Palm-Pôle Continental Wallon  
93Sergio Ferrari (Bel) Verandas Willems  
94Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
95Antoine Warnier (Bel) Color Code-Biowanze  
96William Clarke (Aus) Team Argos-Shimano  
97Ludwig De Winter (Bel) Color Code-Biowanze  
98Thomas Degand (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty  
99Andrew Ydens (Bel) T.Palm-Pôle Continental Wallon  
100Ricardo Mestre (Por) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
101Gabriel Chavanne (Swi) Ag2R La Mondiale  
102Maksim Razumov (Rus) Katusha0:05:29 
103Antoine Pirlot (Bel) Verandas Willems  
104Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
105Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha  
106Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar0:05:36 
107Loic Pestiaux (Bel) Color Code-Biowanze0:05:48 
108Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:05:59 
109Davide Appollonio (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale0:06:02 
110Steve Chainel (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
DNFJakub Novak (Cze) BMC Racing Team  
DNFGediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) Ag2R La Mondiale  
DNFSep Vanmarcke (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
DNFGaetan Bille (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
DNFFrederique Robert (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
DNFJurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
DNFJoost Van Leijen (Ned) Lotto Belisol  
DNFMaxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha  
DNFVladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha  
DNFBoy Van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
DNFQuentin Jauregui (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano  
DNFSteffen Radochla (Ger) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
DNFRobert Vrecer (Slo) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
DNFJerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar  
DNFTony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar  
DNFJulien Morice (Fra) Team Europcar  
DNFFabien Schmidt (Fra) Sojasun  
DNFRony Martias (Fra) Sojasun  
DNFJean-Lou Paiani (Fra) Sojasun  
DNFArthur Van Overberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
DNFEgidijus Juodvalkis (Ltu) Crelan-Euphony  
DNFKoen Barbe (Bel) Crelan-Euphony  
DNFDanilo Napolitano (Ita) Accent Jobs-Wanty  
DNFStaf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty  
DNFQuentin Bertholet (Bel) Wallonie-Bruxelles  
DNFJonathan De Witte (Bel) Wallonie-Bruxelles  
DNFJerome Kerf (Bel) Color Code-Biowanze  
DNFFlorent Mottet (Bel) Color Code-Biowanze  
DNFJonathan Baratto (Bel) T.Palm-Pôle Continental Wallon  
DNFAlexandre Seny (Bel) T.Palm-Pôle Continental Wallon  
DNFMaxime Vekeman (Bel) T.Palm-Pôle Continental Wallon  
DNFQuentin Borcy (Bel) Verandas Willems  
DNFMichael Goolaerts (Bel) Verandas Willems  
DNFKevin Suarez Martinez (Bel) Doltcini-Flanders  
DNFHenryk Cardoen (Bel) Doltcini-Flanders  
DNFRick Van Caldenborgh (Ned) Doltcini-Flanders  
DNFMartynas Maniusis (Ltu) Doltcini-Flanders  
DNSGert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
DNSDanny Van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
DNSMartial Gene (Fra) Doltcini-Flanders  

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