Leukemans best in Overijse

Commeyne, Van Goolen make podium

Björn Leukemans (Vacansoleil) carried on his form from the recent Tour du Limousin, to take a classy victory ahead in today's Druivenkoers - Overijse. The Belgian ace repeated his feat from last year's race sprinting to the win ahead of Davy Commeyne (Landbouwkrediet) and Jurgen Van Goolen (Veranda's Willems - Accent) who finished second and third.

The key move formed in the final 20 kilometres of the race, and it was Leukemans who was the protagonist.

"I was the top favorite and everyone was marking my wheel," said Leukemans. "I decided to make my move 20 kilometers from the finish. There was a minor climb, and I put in a big effot to attack. It was enough to insitgate a move."

"Only [Davy] Commeyne and [Jurgen] Van Goolen were able to keep up. I knew I was fastest [in the sprint] so I decided to keep working on the front to keep our advantage over the chase. Commeyne and Van Goolen cooperated to their credit and so we were able to stay ahead."

Leukemans explained that his form at this part of the season was no different to his condition in Spring, but rather more riders targeted the Belgian classics, which makes it significantly harder to get results.

"I'm always [at this level] in the spring, but winning is more difficult because it is against the world's best."

"For [GP Ouest-France] on Sunday I'm confident I can do something. The World Championships? [Belgian Director] Carlo Bomans knows I want to work for Gilbert - and that will be the plan."

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team4:44:05 
2Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
3Jürgen Van Goolen (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent  
4Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Veranda's Willems - Accent0:00:02 
5Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
6Haes Kenny De (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
7Alexandre Blain (Fra) Endura Racing  
8Roy Hegreberg (Nor) Sparebanken Vest - Ridley  
9Kasper Jebjerg (Den) Glud & Marstrand - LRO  
10Mats Boeve (Ned) WV de Jonge Renner  
11Vreese Laurens De (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
12Martin Gilbert (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
13Alexander Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies - Optum Health  
14Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
15Wietse Bosmans (Bel) BKCP - Powerplus  
16Gil Suray (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol Pole Continental Wallon  
17Dieter Vanthourenhout (Bel) BKCP - Powerplus  
18Jonge Maarten De (Ned) Endura Racing  
19Stefan Ganser (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland  
20Luc Hagenaars (Ned) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland  
21Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
22Sibrecht Pieters (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen - Bauknecht  
23Sjoerd Kouwenhoven (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke  
24Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly  
25Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) An Post - Sean Kelly  
26Jens Debusschere (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
27Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
28Jens Adams (Bel) BKCP - Powerplus  
29Rune Van Der Meijden (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke  
30Christer Rake (Nor) Joker Merida  
31Haavard Blikra (Nor) Sparebanken Vest - Ridley  
32Reinier Honig (Ned) Landbouwkrediet  
33Mark Mcnally (GBr) An Post - Sean Kelly  
34Maarten Neyens (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
35Remco Broers (Ned) Team Differdange - Magic-Sportfood.de  
36Vegard Robinson Bugge (Nor) Joker Merida  
37Evan Oliphant (GBr) Endura Racing  
38Alexander Schmitt (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland  
39Robert Retschke (Ger) Team Netapp  
40Geert Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
41Stefan Schäfer (Ger) Team Netapp  
42Jan Kuyckx (Bel) Marco Polo Cycling Team  
43Svein Tuft (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
44Tom Vermeer (Ned) Colba - Mercury  
45Dominique Cornu (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
46Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Team Differdange - Magic-Sportfood.de  
47Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
48Sébastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
49Huub Duyn (Ned) Donckers Koffie - Jelly Belly  
50Florent Serry (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol Pole Continental Wallon  
51Rudy Lesschaeve (Fra) Team Differdange - Magic-Sportfood.de  
52Frederik Galta (Nor) Sparebanken Vest - Ridley  
53Frederik Wilmann (Nor) Joker Merida  
54Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
55Michel Kreder (Ned) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
56Timothy Vangheel (Bel) Colba - Mercury  
57Stijn Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
58Grégory Habeaux (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent  
59Sven Erik Bystrom (Nor) Sparebanken Vest - Ridley  
60Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet  
61Bob Schoonbroodt (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke  
62Stian Remme (Nor) Joker Merida  
63Sander Helven (Bel) Donckers Koffie - Jelly Belly  
64Joaquim Durant (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen - Bauknecht  
65Christer Jensen (Nor) Joker Merida  
66David Clarke (GBr) Endura Racing  
67Niels Albert (Bel) BKCP - Powerplus  
68Neef Steven De (Bel) Jong Vlaanderen - Bauknecht  
69Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
70Philipp Walsleben (Ger) BKCP - Powerplus  
71Maxime Anciaux (Bel) Lotto - Bodysol Pole Continental Wallon  
72Brian Megens (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels  
73Michael Rasmussen (Den) Christina Watches-Onfone  
74Troels Ronning Vinther (Den) Glud & Marstrand - LRO  
75Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
76Thijs Van Amerongen (Ned) Netherlands  
77Thomas Dekker (Ned) Netherlands  
78Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team Netapp  
79Vegard Breen (Nor) Joker Merida  
80Kai Reus (Ned) Cyclingteam De Rijke  
81Waele Bert De (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
82Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Plussbank Cervelo  
83Thomas Degand (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent  
84Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
85Evert Verbist (Bel) Veranda's Willems - Accent  
86Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
87Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
88Wouter Wippert (Ned) Netherlands  
89Thijs Al (Ned) Netherlands  
90Ian Wilkinson (GBr) Endura Racing  
91David Boucher (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:10 
92Christopher Stevenson (Swe) Sparebanken Vest - Ridley0:00:58 
93Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:01:43 
94Emmanuel Van Ruitenbeek (Ned) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland0:02:38 

 

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