Pauwels claims Superprestige in Zonhoven

Nys and van der Haar on the podium

Kevin Pauwels (Sunweb-Napoleon Games) won a two-man sprint to the line against Sven Nys (Crelan-AA Drink) to take the win at the Superprestige’s second round in Zonhoven on Sunday. Lars van der Haar (Giant-Shimano Development) crossed the line 13 seconds behind the two leaders and placed third.

It was a weekend of second places for the Belgian champion, who lost the two-man sprint to Wout Van Aert (Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Cycling Team) during the previous day’s Bpost Bank Trofee Koppenbergcross.

A few of the same key players shaped the Superprestige race with Nys, Pauwels, van der Haar and Tom Meeusen (Telenet Fidea Cycling Team) taking the reins.

Nys made a late-race move that looked to have the race sewn up if it weren’t for a determined Pauwels, who dug deep to regain contact with the front rider at the end of the last lap.

Pauwels was the strongest of the pair during the sprint on the pavement to the finish line and he took a well-deserved victory. Although it was another second place for Nys this weekend, he didn’t leave the Superprestige round two event empty handed because he moved into the overall series lead.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kevin Pauwels (Bel) Sunweb - Napoleon Games Cycling Team0:58:04 
2Sven Nys (Bel) Crelan - AA Drink Team  
3Lars Van Der Haar (Ned) Giant-Shimano Development Team0:00:13 
4Tom Meeusen (Bel) Telenet Fidea Cycling Team0:00:33 
5Mathieu Van der Poel (Ned) BKCP - Powerplus Cycling Team0:00:58 
6Klaas Vantornout (Bel) Sunweb - Napoleon Games Cycling Team0:01:12 
7Bart Aernouts (Bel) Corendon - KwadrO Cycling Team0:01:15 
8Niels Wubben (Ned) Telenet Fidea Cycling Team0:01:22 
9Corné Van Kessel (Ned) Telenet Fidea Cycling Team0:01:38 
10Philipp Walsleben (Ger) BKCP - Powerplus Cycling Team0:01:44 
11Jens Adams (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Cycling Team0:02:07 
12Gianni Vermeersch (Bel) Sunweb - Napoleon Games Cycling Team0:02:14 
13Sven Vanthourenhout (Bel) Crelan - AA Drink Team  
14Julien Taramarcaz (Swi) Corendon - KwadrO Cycling Team  
15Joeri Adams (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Cycling Team0:02:19 
16Rob Peeters (Bel) Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace Cycling Team0:02:28 
17Ian Field (GBr) Hargroves Cycles0:02:34 
18Jim Aernouts (Bel) Sunweb - Napoleon Games Cycling Team0:02:48 
19Thijs Van Amerongen (Ned) Telenet Fidea Cycling Team0:02:54 
20Twan Van Den Brand (Ned) Orange Babies Cycling Team0:03:45 
21Marcel Meisen (Ger) Corendon - KwadrO Cycling Team  
22Gert-Jan Bosman (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continentaal Team  
23Patrick Van Leeuwen (Ned) Orange Babies Cycling Team  
24Dave De Cleyn (Bel) Cycling Team Zemst VZW  
25Patrick Gaudy (Bel) Veranclassic-Doltcini Cycling Team  
26Hendrik Sweeck (Bel) Corendon - KwadrO Cycling Team  
27Yu Takenouchi (Jpn)  
28Niels Koyen (Bel) CCN - Metalac Cycling team  
29Bart Barkhuis (Ned)  


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