Dehaes triumphs at Handzame Classic

Van Hummel, Van Poppel complete podium in sprint finale

Kenny Dehaes (Lotto Belisol) has won his second race of the 2013 season with a sprint victory today at the Handzame Classic. Vacansoleil-DCM teammates Kenny van Hummel and Danny van Poppel completed the podium in Handzame for the Dutch WorldTour squad, still in search of its first win of the year.

Amidst steady rain and near freezing temperatures, the day's main breakaway formed after approximately 70km of racing with five riders going clear: William Clarke (Argos-Shimano), Jonas Van Genechten (Lotto Belisol), Youcef Reguigui (MTN-Qhubeka), Sean De Bie (Leopard-Trek Continental Team) and Kess Heytens (Team 3M).

The five-man lead group extended its lead to more than four minutes on the 16km finishing circuit comprising the bulk of the race's 190km distance, completed 10 times in Handzame.

Blanco Pro Cycling and NetApp-Endura set the tempo in the peloton and steadily reduced the break's lead, cutting their advantage to three minutes with 71km remaining and then two minutes with 45km to the finish.

Meanwhile, the unity of the break fractured with Van Genechten attacking his four companions. Heytens found himself in trouble and lost contact for good, while Clarke, Reguigui and De Bie made their way back to the Lotto Belisol Belgian.

Entering the final 16km circuit the four leaders held a tentative 22-second lead and soon after hearing the bell for one lap to go the break split under the impetus of Van Genechten - Clarke and De Bie were quickly absorbed by the peloton while Van Genechten and Reguigui pushed onwards. The duo's flight lasted until 12km to go when they, too, were brought back into the fray.

Shortly afterwards, however, a counter-attack formed comprised of Bert Grabsch (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), Wesley Kreder (Vacansoleil-DCM) and Alphonse Vermote (An Post-ChainReaction). This trio's lead reached 22 seconds with six kilometres remaining, but the sprinters' teams brought the escape group back into the fold inside the final kilometre, setting up a field sprint finale to decide the race's winner.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Lotto Belisol4:49:12 
2Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
3Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
4Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
5Scott Thwaites (GBr) Team Netapp - Endura  
6Robert Thomas Wagner (Ger) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
7Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Argos-Shimano  
8Roy Jans (Bel) Accent Jobs - Wanty  
9Jo Kogstad Ringheim (Nor) Team People4You - Unaas Cycling  
10Michaël Van Staeyen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
11Justin Van Hoecke (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
12Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
13Timothy Dupont (Bel) Ventilair - Steria Cycling Team  
14Kevin Suarez Martinez (Bel) Doltcini - Flanders  
15Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
16Jim Van Den Berg (Ned) Koga Cycling Team  
17Kurt Hovelijnck (Bel) Crelan - Euphony  
18Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
19Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi  
20Darijus Dzervus (Ltu) Doltcini - Flanders  
21Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Accent Jobs - Wanty  
22Kenzie Boutté (Bel) Doltcini - Flanders  
23Julien Stassen (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
24Fabio Silvestre (Por) Leopard - Trek Continental Team  
25Alphonse Vermote (Bel) An Post - Chainreaction  
26Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
27Bert Vanlerberghe (Bel) Ventilair - Steria Cycling Team  
28Alexander Serebryakov (Rus) Euskaltel Euskadi  
29Benjamin Verraes (Bel) Accent Jobs - Wanty  
30Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN - Qhubeka  
31Andris Smirnovs (Lat) Doltcini - Flanders  
32Bart Van Haaren (Ned) Koga Cycling Team  
33Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
34Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Crelan - Euphony  
35Nick Mertens (Bel) Doltcini - Flanders  
36Artur Ershov (Rus) Rusvelo  
37Adam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing Team  
38James Vanlandschoot (Bel) Accent Jobs - Wanty  
39Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post - Chainreaction  
40Tom Goovaerts (Bel) Team 3M  
41Daniel Klemme (Ger) Leopard - Trek Continental Team  
42Marius Bernatonis (Ltu) Team 3M  
43Sebastian Lander (Den) BMC Racing Team  
44Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
45Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
46Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Cyclingteam de Rijke - Shanks  
47Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
48Sjoerd Kouwenhoven (Ned) Cyclingteam de Rijke - Shanks  
49Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
50Jetse Bol (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
51Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
52Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
53Kevin Peeters (Bel) Crelan - Euphony  
54Fredrik Ludvigsson (Swe) Team People4You - Unaas Cycling  
55Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
56Piero Baffi (Ita) Leopard - Trek Continental Team  
57Yu Takenouchi (Jpn) Colba - Superano Ham  
58Eugenio Alafaci (Ita) Leopard - Trek Continental Team  
59Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
60Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
61Steven Van Vooren (Bel) An Post - Chainreaction  
62Kevin Verwaest (Bel) Doltcini - Flanders  
63Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi  
64Roman Maikin (Rus) Rusvelo  
65Michael Olsson (Swe) Team People4You - Unaas Cycling  
66Frederique Robert (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
67Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
68Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
69Robert Pölder (Swe) Team People4You - Unaas Cycling  
70Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team Netapp - Endura  
71Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano  
72Yoeri Havik (Ned) Cyclingteam de Rijke - Shanks  
73Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
74Martin Wesemann (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
75Yves Lampaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
76Jeroen Lepla (Bel) Ventilair - Steria Cycling Team  
77Antoine Demoitie (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles0:00:25 
78Gaetan Bille (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
79Sander Cordeel (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:00:29 
80Wout Franssen (Bel) An Post - Chainreaction0:00:49 
81Jack Wilson (Irl) An Post - Chainreaction  
82Joren Segers (Bel) Team 3M  
83Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi  
84Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
85Pit Schlechter (Lux) Leopard - Trek Continental Team  
86Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
87Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano  
88Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Chainreaction  
89Laurent Evrard (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
90Andrei Solomennikov (Rus) Rusvelo  
91Jonathan Mcevoy (GBr) Team Netapp - Endura  
92Olivier Chevalier (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles0:01:01 
93Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Cyclingteam de Rijke - Shanks  
94Sander Helven (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
95Tarik Chaoufi (Mar) Euskaltel Euskadi  
96Tim De Troyer (Bel) Accent Jobs - Wanty  
97Steffen Radochla (Ger) Euskaltel Euskadi  
98Ralf Matzka (Ger) Team Netapp - Endura  
99Alexander Wetterhall (Swe) Team Netapp - Endura0:01:15 
100Theo Bos (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
101Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Netapp - Endura0:01:37 
102John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:01:45 
103Erick Rowsell (GBr) Team Netapp - Endura0:01:51 
104Benjamin Day (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
105Jacobe Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
106Clément Lhotellerie (Fra) Colba - Superano Ham  
107Michael Cools (Bel) Ventilair - Steria Cycling Team0:03:18 
108Moreno Hofland (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
109Tom Thill (Lux) Leopard - Trek Continental Team  
110Bradley Potgieter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
111Timothy Stevens (Bel) Team 3M  
112Tim Mertens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
113Arno Van Der Zwet (Ned) Koga Cycling Team  
114Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
115Francesco Van Coppernolle (Bel) Ventilair - Steria Cycling Team  
116Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team Netapp - Endura  
117Michael Vingerling (Ned) Team 3M  
118Willem Wauters (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
119Umberto Atzori (Ned) Koga Cycling Team  
120Stefan Vreugdenhill (Ned) Koga Cycling Team  
121Philip Lindau (Swe) Team People4You - Unaas Cycling  
122Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team  
123Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
124Mark Mcnally (GBr) An Post - Chainreaction  
125Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
126Matthias Vanden Heede (Bel) Colba - Superano Ham  
127Niels Schittecatte (Bel) Colba - Superano Ham  
128Rutger Roelandts (Bel) Ventilair - Steria Cycling Team  
129Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Accent Jobs - Wanty0:07:40 
130Adrian Saez (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi  
131Joeri Stallaert (Bel) Crelan - Euphony  
132Sean De Bie (Bel) Leopard - Trek Continental Team  
133Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
134William Clarke (Aus) Team Argos-Shimano  
135Jos Van Emden (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
136Jonathan Breyne (Bel) Crelan - Euphony0:08:01 
137Valery Kaykov (Rus) Rusvelo  
138Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Cyclingteam de Rijke - Shanks  
139Steve Schets (Bel) Doltcini - Flanders0:08:15 
DNFBoris Dron (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
DNFTom Dernies (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
DNFMaxime Anciaux (Bel) Wallonie - Bruxelles  
DNFGorik Gardeyn (Bel) Doltcini - Flanders  
DNFFrederik Vandewiele (Bel) Ventilair - Steria Cycling Team  
DNFLars Vierbergen (Ned) Koga Cycling Team  
DNFRoy Eefting (Ned) Koga Cycling Team  
DNFTimothy Vangheel (Bel) Team 3M  
DNFNiels Van Dorsselaer (Bel) Colba - Superano Ham  
DNFVictor Fobert (Fra) Colba - Superano Ham  
DNFJohan Broberg (Swe) Team People4You - Unaas Cycling  
DNFWouter Wippert (Ned) Team 3M  
DNFKess Heytens (Bel) Team 3M  
DNFJurgen Francois (Bel) Colba - Superano Ham  
DNFJim Vercruyce (Bel) Colba - Superano Ham  
DNFViktor Manakov (Rus) Rusvelo  
DNFAlexander Gingsjö (Swe) Team People4You - Unaas Cycling  
DNFWouter Haan (Ned) Koga Cycling Team  
DNFSteve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
DNFStijn Neirynck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
DNFDanilo Napolitano (Ita) Accent Jobs - Wanty  
DNFStijn Steels (Bel) Crelan - Euphony  
DNFPieter Van Herck (Bel) Crelan - Euphony  
DNFRomain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
DNFPablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel Euskadi  
DNFFerekalsi Debesay Abrha (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka  
DNFMeron Russom (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka  
DNFJim Songezo (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
DNFJani Tewelde Weldegabir (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka  
DNFIvan Savitskiy (Rus) Rusvelo  
DNFJack Bobridge (Aus) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
DNFGlenn O´Shea (Aus) An Post - Chainreaction  
DNFKristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
DNFRonan Van Zandbeek (Ned) Cyclingteam de Rijke - Shanks  
DNFRoy Sentjens (Bel) Cyclingteam de Rijke - Shanks  
DNFSerge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
DNFBob Schoonbroodt (Ned) Cyclingteam de Rijke - Shanks  
DNFGraeme Brown (Aus) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
DNFGuillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
DNFJoeri Calleeuw (Bel) Ventilair - Steria Cycling Team  
DNFNikolay Zhurkin (Rus) Rusvelo  
DNFTom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
DNFAndy Cappelle (Bel) Accent Jobs - Wanty  
DNFAlexander Mironov (Rus) Rusvelo  
DNFMaxwell Stuart Durtschi (USA) Leopard - Trek Continental Team  
DNSJohann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka  
DNSRick Flens (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
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