Van Hoovels wins Brentjens Challenge and Belgian marathon nationals

Mermans, Peters, Stallen also awarded national titles

The seventh edition of the Bart Brentjens Challenge doubled as the Dutch and Belgian marathon national championships. A total of around 2,500 participants took on a technical track of 105 kilometers with 1700m of climbing. Conditions were difficult due to heavy rains in the days leading up to the race. Kevin van Hoovels and Mirre Stallen won the men's and women's overall races.

A lead group of 15 emerged soon after the start. By about the halfway point, nine men were left at the front.

On the climbs with 30km to go, a group of four racers including Kevin van Hoovels, Bas Peters, Bram Rood and Joris Massaer took over the lead. Jeroen Boelen and Bart Brentjens chased not far behind. Brentjens managed to catch up to Massaer in the last kilometer and finished fourth.

Van Hoovels proved the strongest man after recently also winning the Benelux Championships and the Hondsrug Classic in Gieten. Peters was second while Rood was third.

Van Hoovels also earned the Belgian marathon national title while Peters took the honors for the Netherlands.

In the women's race, Mirre Stallen beat Laura Turpijn for the top spot in the overall race and the Dutch marathon nationals while Nicoletta de Jager was third.  In fourth place, Petra Mermans collected the Belgian marathon national title as the top rider for her nation.

Full Results

Bart Brentjens Challenge - men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kevin Van Hoovels (Bel)3:41:28 
2Bas Peters (Ned)0:00:05 
3Bram Rood (Ned)0:00:59 
4Bart Brentjens (Ned)0:01:16 
5Joris Massaer (Bel)0:01:19 
6Nick  Daems (Bel)0:01:35 
7Jeroen Boelen (Ned)0:05:15 
8Hans Becking (Ned)0:05:16 
9Robby De Bock (Bel)0:05:59 
10Tim Wijnants (Bel)0:08:51 
11Frans Claes (Bel)0:08:52 
12Jan Dams (Bel)0:10:47 
13Jelmer Pietersma (Ned)0:13:41 
14Liwald Doornbos (Ned)0:14:04 
15Ken Van den Bulke (Bel)0:15:43 
16Kris Henderieckx (Bel)0:16:01 
17Geoffry Maes (Bel)0:16:02 
18Geert van der  Horst (Ned)0:17:38 
19Tim Lemmers (Ned)0:17:59 
20Ivan iphg Peeters (Ned)  
21Niels Scheuneman (Ned)0:18:20 
22Matthijs Eversdijk (Ned)0:18:33 
23Axel Bult (Ned)  
24Kristof Houben (Bel)0:19:36 
25Klaas Vamoortel (Bel)0:19:37 
26Niels Boon (Ned)0:20:04 
27Maikel Govaarts (Ned)0:20:06 
28Rens de Bruijn (Ned)0:20:10 
29Gerben Mos (Ned)0:21:36 
30Wilco Verwegen (Ned)0:21:42 
31Wil Baselmans (Ned)0:22:25 
32Philip van Hemelen (Bel)0:22:30 
33Sjonnie de  Vries (Ned)0:22:44 
34Hans Planckaert (Bel)0:22:59 
35Gody Jacobs (Bel)0:23:21 
36Steven Eskes (Ned)0:23:30 
37Erik Groen (Ned)0:23:44 
38Steven Janssens (Bel)0:23:57 
39John Soenen (Bel)0:24:31 
40Marcel Lommers (Ned)0:24:47 
41Steven Glorieux (Bel)0:24:54 
42Danny Sleeckx (Bel)0:25:21 
43Kris kuit Hertsens (Bel)0:25:27 
44Tom Sluiter (Ned)0:26:16 
45Bas Theys (Ned)0:26:41 
46Rel  van  Houtum (Ned)0:26:52 
47Emiel Hendrikx (Ned)0:27:53 
48John vd  Wouw (Ned)0:27:55 
49Michal Ziulek (Pol)0:28:39 
50Nard Clabbers (Ned)0:28:47 
51Ronald Beckers (Bel)0:29:21 
52Ad de Brabander (Ned)0:29:24 
53Cyril Devulder (Bel)0:29:55 
54Micha de Vries (Ned)0:29:56 
55Pim van der Marel (Ned)  
56Jef Vanhoof (Bel)  
57Maarten Janssen (Ned)0:29:57 
58Micha Van den Eynde (Ned)  
59Wouter Declercq (Bel)0:30:03 
60Jean Biermans (Ned)0:30:05 
61Marco Hurkmans (Ned)0:30:17 
62Jeroen Wessel (Ned)0:30:30 
63Roel Verhoeven (Ned)0:30:56 
64Ninko Doornbos (Ned)0:31:04 
65Mark Donne (Bel)0:31:20 
66Rene Hooghiemster (Ned)  
67Leander Laurijssens (Ned)0:32:06 
68Kurt Tempst (Bel)0:32:19 
69Tom Hoekman (Ned)0:32:26 
70Job van Hout (Ned)0:32:40 
71Michel van Dijk (Ned)0:33:23 
72Gunter Willems (Bel)0:33:54 
73Bert Verboven (Bel)0:33:57 
74Kevin Gideonse (Ned)0:34:07 
75Riny van Deursen (Ned)0:34:11 
76Olaf Noorbergen (Ned)0:35:05 
77Guido de Jong (Ned)0:35:23 
78Leon De Jong (Ned)0:35:40 
79Jos Kaal (Ned)0:35:47 
80Mark van der Heijden (Ned)0:36:33 
81Sven Moris (Bel)0:36:49 
82Luc Diels (Bel)0:36:55 
83Jorrit Slaman (Ned)0:37:46 
84Peter Verstraete (Bel)0:37:47 
85Rolf Vetter (Ned)0:38:01 
86Leander Hamelink (Ned)0:38:08 
87Robin Roelofs (Ned)0:38:31 
88Kristof De ridder (Bel)0:39:05 
89Stefan van Dijk (Ned)0:40:34 
90Peter van Mil (Ned)0:40:44 
91Mark Rongen (Ned)0:41:09 
92Noël Dult (Bel)0:41:21 
93Kevin Mori (Ned)0:41:24 
94Bas Ausems (Ned)0:42:28 
95Bart Classens (Ned)0:42:30 
96Arne van  Gils (Ned)0:42:44 
97Michiel de Vries (Ned)  
98Sam Rys (Bel)0:43:19 
99Frans Viveen (Ned)0:43:24 
100Winand van de Waarsenburg (Ned)0:44:09 
101Pieter Broeckx (Bel)0:44:11 
102Guus van Gemert (Ned)0:44:30 
103Marcel de Koning (Ned)0:44:40 
104Danny  van Galen (Ned)0:44:49 
105Filip Van Hecke (Bel)0:44:59 
106Martin Pakvis (Ned)0:45:02 
107Gijs Derksen (Ned)0:45:42 
108Jan-Jorrit Lubben (Ned)  
109Frans Willems (Ned)0:45:51 
110Adrian Jusinski (Pol)0:46:01 
111Gerry De Bruyn (Bel)0:46:50 
112Rudi Geentjens (Bel)0:46:52 
113Luc Koning (Ned)  
114Damian de Koningh (Ned)0:48:47 
115Dennis Tuinman (Ned)0:48:49 
116Jeroen Verbocht (Ned)0:48:57 
117Paul Timmer (Ned)0:49:10 
118Tijs van den  Brink (Ned)0:49:23 
119Sander Lesage (Bel)0:49:29 
120Lex van Enckevort (Ned)0:49:30 
121Rudo Pinckaers (Ned)0:50:00 
122Hedwig Van Landeghem (Bel)0:50:55 
123Mark Klijbroek (Ned)0:51:10 
124Peter Paelinck (Bel)0:51:23 
125Maarten Van Daele (Bel)0:51:28 
126Arjan Broekema (Ned)0:51:29 
127Jan Nauta (Ned)  
128Piotr Truszczynski (Pol)0:51:46 
129Filip Thijs (Bel)0:52:19 
130Paul Wolters (Ned)0:52:28 
131Maarten Slegers (Bel)0:52:29 
132Ton Jansen (Ned)0:52:31 
133Ferry de Ruiter (Ned)0:52:38 
134David Osaer (Bel)0:52:39 
135Frank van Hoof (Ned)0:52:40 
136Alain De Munter (Bel)0:53:11 
137Frank Baets (Ned)0:53:52 
138Bart Boeckmans (Bel)0:53:55 
139Philippe Cardinaels (Bel)0:54:10 
140William Bouwmeester (Ned)0:54:21 
141Wim Kwakkel (Ned)0:54:31 
142Douwe Schouten (Ned)0:54:49 
143Rob van der Heijden (Ned)0:55:01 
144Brett Wauters (Bel)0:55:03 
145David van Eerd (Ned)0:55:34 
146Ron van Rooij (Ned)0:55:36 
147Cyril Kleijnen (Ned)0:55:53 
148Willem van Heerdt (Ned)0:56:08 
149Rob Bertels (Bel)0:56:17 
150Jaïr Welkenhuysen (Bel)0:56:33 
151Wouter Dierckx (Bel)0:56:46 
152Simon ERNOULD (Bel)0:56:49 
153Christian Lau (Ger)0:56:53 
154Sebastien de Ruwette (Bel)0:57:30 
155Nik Meeus (Bel)0:57:34 
156Rene Buitenhek (Ned)  
157Alexander Sanders (Ned)  
158Thomas Jäger (Ger)0:57:43 
159Mark van Schie (Ned)0:57:59 
160Tom De Groote (Bel)0:58:01 
161Laurens Koster (Ned)0:58:41 
162Johan Peeters (Bel)0:59:13 
163Sander van den  Berg (Ned)0:59:39 
164Pim de Waard (Ned)0:59:52 
165Stephan van Dam (Ned)0:59:56 
166Steven Nijs (Bel)1:00:13 
167Hugo Derks (Ned)1:00:17 
168Eli Smeyers (Bel)1:00:58 
169Johnny Vertessen (Bel)1:01:02 
170Jan Gettemans (Bel)1:01:08 
171Erik Peeters (Bel)1:01:18 
172Tim Kleinloog (Ned)1:01:43 
173Ptrick  Koch (Ned)1:02:00 
174Daniël Pasmans (Ned)  
175Cees Quint (Bel)1:02:04 
176Jorn Knops (Ned)1:02:28 
177Marc Vanacker (Bel)1:02:31 
178Joris van Oort (Ned)1:02:51 
179Jeroen Kooij (Ned)1:03:29 
180Stefan van den Bos (Ned)1:03:33 
181Dion Gilissen (Ned)1:04:11 
182Seine Zandbergen (Ned)1:04:24 
183Gijs Botterblom (Ned)1:05:03 
184Tim Raaijmakers (Ned)1:05:05 
185Rob van der Werf (Ned)1:05:31 
186Ton Bouman (Ned)1:06:01 
187Bert van der Kaap (Ned)1:07:26 
188Hans Peter Andriesse (Ned)1:07:59 
189Bastin van Alten (Ned)1:08:01 
190Bastiaan Janssen (Bel)1:08:06 
191Rik Bisschop (Ned)1:09:03 
192Juul van Loon (Ned)1:09:34 
193Ronny Kantor (Bel)1:10:05 
194Erwin Kuunders (Ned)1:10:46 
195Coen Hoogervorst (Ned)1:11:02 
196Tim Looije (Ned)1:11:33 
197Gerben Nijmeijer (Ned)1:12:03 
198Lorenzo Louagie (Bel)1:13:10 
199Guy Bogaarts (Ned)1:13:14 
200Paul Vanlangenaeker (Bel)1:13:28 
201Jeroen Borgers (Bel)1:13:38 
202Sjoerd Tilstra (Ned)1:13:41 
203Koen van Haaster (Ned)1:13:53 
204Mark Groen (Ned)1:14:04 
205Roger Pleijers (Ned)1:14:25 
206Jeroen Brands (Ned)1:14:45 
207Detlev Riemer (Ger)1:15:22 
208Harald Buise (Ned)1:15:48 
209Bart Keppens (Bel)1:15:49 
210Frank van de Weteringe Buijs (Ned)1:16:31 
211Bas Hurenkamp (Ned)1:16:33 
212Eric Engelen (Bel)1:16:38 
213Paul Hoskens (Bel)1:16:40 
214Marcel van Leeuwen (Ned)1:17:14 
215Daniel Liarte van Ekeren (Ned)1:17:26 
216Timo Sijm (Ned)1:17:49 
217Dawid Koperwas (Pol)1:17:50 
218Lukasz Danielak (Pol)1:17:51 
219Luc de Vylder (Bel)1:17:56 
220Hans Lips (Ned)1:18:35 
221Ruben Mijnsbergen (Ned)1:18:46 
222Bob Kuip (Ned)1:18:47 
223Thomas Gertsen (Ned)1:19:16 
224Richte Dallinga (Ned)1:20:16 
225Menno van der Zweep (Ned)1:20:37 
226Eltjo Biemold (Ned)1:20:40 
227Jeroen Mettepenningen (Bel)1:20:52 
228Eric Ronsmans M161:20:55 
229Rene Wienholts (Ned)1:21:10 
230Wouter Wietzes (Ned)1:21:21 
231Tom Rynders (Bel)1:22:26 
232Jeroen Voorbij (Ned)1:22:28 
233Dieter Uyttersprot (Bel)1:22:48 
234Stieven Galle (Bel)  
235Johan de Wit (Ned)1:22:58 
236Enrico Theuns (Ned)1:23:21 
237Peter Alders (Ned)1:24:03 
238Peter Rademaker (Ned)1:24:22 
239Juro Wiggers (Ned)1:25:48 
240Bert Toma (Ned)1:26:32 
241Rocco Van de weyer (Ned)1:27:09 
242Evert van Zoeren (Ned)1:29:59 
243Maurits Buist (Ned)1:30:31 
244Henk  Bos (Ned)1:30:42 
245Stephan Maertens (Bel)1:31:11 
246Nils van Kooij (Ned)1:33:18 
247Jeroen Baée (Bel)1:34:10 
248Danny Flies (Bel)1:34:32 
249Patrick Pijnakker (Ned)1:34:36 
250Jör Koster (Ned)1:34:46 
251Mark Mondria (Ned)1:37:13 
252Jeroen Bakx (Ned)1:38:32 
253Marcus Latten (Ned)1:38:35 
254Henk van Haaster (Ned)1:39:01 
255Mgchiel  Schiebroek (Ned)  
256Jur Manneveld (Ned)1:39:03 
257Richard Jonker (Ned)1:39:57 
258Germen Hooiveld (Ned)1:41:00 
259Anno Brandsema (Ned)1:41:50 
260Benito Pekel (Ned)1:45:01 
261Ingo Hilburger (Ger)1:47:01 
262Wim Jansen (Ned)1:47:52 
263Theo Mulder (Ned)1:48:03 
264Gerrit De Winter (Bel)1:48:38 
265Jaap Visscher (Ned)1:48:44 
266Arthur Eerdmans (Ned)1:48:45 
267Patrick Goos (Bel)1:49:35 
268Barry van  Wichen (Ned)1:51:32 
269Barry Beerepoot (Ned)1:51:45 
270Sven Timmer (Ned)1:51:55 
271Tymo Dijksma (Ned)1:52:27 
272Marco Wolbers (Ned)1:54:52 
273Raf Dilissen (Bel)2:01:14 
274Wolf de Wilde (Ned)2:04:14 
275Rick Riemersma (Ned)2:04:19 
276Christoph Verberckmoes (Bel)2:05:21 
277Martijn van Vechgel (Ned)2:06:11 
278Peter Geelen (Ned)2:11:34 
279Christiaan Riemens (Ned)2:13:00 
280Thierry Weyenberg (Ned)2:13:02 
281Thomas Polak (Ned)2:15:37 
282Jesse van der Woude (Ned)2:21:02 
283Peter Huntjens (Ned)2:27:57 
284Johan van den Hoven (Ned)2:34:02 
285Maikel van Beurden (Ned)2:34:09 
286Kenny Hendrix (Ned)2:34:56 
287Ype  Weijdema (Ned)2:35:17 
288Michael De Vos (Ned)2:44:30 
Bart Brentjens Challenge - women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mirre Stallen (Ned)4:26:10 
2Laura Turpijn (Ned)0:00:01 
3Nicoletta de Jager (Ned)0:05:15 
4Petra Mermans (Bel)0:12:05 
5Catherine Delfosse (Bel)0:19:12 
6Githa Michiels (Bel)0:21:13 
7Inne Gantois (Bel)0:23:26 
8Sabine Bombaert (Bel)0:27:16 
9Nele Van Maldeghem (Bel)0:28:15 
10Birgit Lavrijssen (Ned)0:28:19 
11Manon van Hees (Ned)0:32:23 
12Hielke Elferink (Ned)0:34:55 
13Kim Vrielink (Ned)0:47:37 
14Lyan Rensen (Ned)0:54:50 
15Henriette Pepels (Ned)0:55:58 
16Reina Witzes (Ned)1:18:57 
17Sytske de Jong (Ned)1:24:03 
18Fien Lammertyn (Bel)1:25:01 
19Julia Hop (Ned)1:33:56 
Belgian marathon nationals - Elite men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kevin Van Hoovels (Bel)3:41:28 
2Joris Massaer (Bel)0:01:16 
3Nick Daems (Bel)0:01:31 
4Robby De Bock (Bel)0:05:54 
5Tim Wynants (Bel)0:08:46 
6Frans Claes (Bel)0:08:50 
7Jan Dams (Bel)0:10:40 
8Philip Van Hemelen (Bel)0:22:20 
9Steven Glorieux (Bel)0:24:42 
10Ronald Beckers (Bel)0:29:17 
Belgian marathon nationals - Elite women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Petra Mermans (Bel)4:38:13 
2Catherine Delfosse (Bel)0:07:03 
3Githa Michiels (Bel)0:09:06 
4Inne Gantois (Bel)0:11:20 
5Sabine Bombaert (Bel)0:15:08 
6Nele Van Maldeghem (Bel)0:16:08 
7Sara Mertens (Bel)0:31:55 
Dutch marathon nationals - Elite men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bas Peters (Ned)3:41:33 
2Bram Rood (Ned)0:00:54 
3Bart Brentjens (Ned)0:01:11 
4Jeroen Boelen (Ned)0:05:10 
5Hans Becking (Ned)0:05:11 
6Jelmer Pietersma (Ned)0:13:36 
7Liwald Doornbos (Ned)0:13:59 
8Geert Van Der Horst (Ned)0:17:33 
9Tim Lemmers (Ned)0:17:54 
10Niels Scheuneman (Ned)0:18:15 
Dutch marathon nationals - Elite women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mirre Stallen (Ned)4:26:10 
2Laura Turpijn (Ned)0:00:01 
3Nicoletta De Jager (Ned)0:05:15 
4Birgit Lavrijssen (Ned)0:28:19 
5Manon Van Hees (Ned)0:32:23 
6Hielke Elferink (Ned)0:34:55 
7Kim Vrielink (Ned)0:47:37 
8Lyan Rensen (Ned)0:54:50 
9Henriette Pepels (Ned)0:55:58 
10Reina Wietzes (Ned)1:18:57 
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