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December 26, Under 23 Men: Heusden-Zolder

Bosmans extends U23 World Cup lead

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Cycling News
Published:
December 26, 2012, 13:09 GMT,
Updated:
December 27, 2012, 14:56 GMT

Belgian triumphs in Zolder

Wietse Bosmans celebrates his victory at the Zolder round of the World Cup.

Wietse Bosmans celebrates his victory at the Zolder round of the World Cup.

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An attack from Belgian champion Wietse Bosmans at one lap and a half from the finish was enough to secure the win in the fourth World Cup round of the season. Thanks to his third World Cup win Bosmans strengthens his lead in the overall standings.

Always present in front, Bosmans controlled the debates in the cross on the former Formula 1 car circuit. Seven riders hit the penultimate lap together but few were able to respond to Bosmans' attack. Corne van Kessel (Netherlands) led the chase alone at a short distance from the Belgian champion but he couldn't close the gap. Further back Laurens Sweeck (Belgium), Wout Van Aert (Belgium), Gianni Vermeersch (Belgium), David van der Poel (Netherlands) and Emiel Dolfsma (Netherlands) fought for the remaining podium spots. Bosmans held on to his lead and grabbed his third World Cup win of the season. Van Kessel was second at 11 seconds. Van Aert won the sprint for third place ahead of Dolfsma and Van der Poel.

Pre-race favourites Michael Vanthourenhout (Belgium) and Mike Teunissen (Netherlands) didn't finish the race. Zach McDonald (USA) missed his start and finished sixteenth in Zolder. In the World Cup standings, Bosmans comfortably leads. Van Kessel is second just ahead of Van Aert. Vanthourenthout and Teunissen remain fourth and fifth. McDonald loses two spots and is tenth overall.

Full Results

U23 men
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Wietse Bosmans (Bel) Belgium 0:50:54  
2 Corne Van Kessel (Ned) Netherlands 0:00:11  
3 Wout Van Aert (Bel) Belgium 0:00:15  
4 Emiel Dolfsma (Ned) Netherlands 0:00:17  
5 David Van Der Poel (Ned) Netherlands 0:00:18  
6 Gianni Vermeersch (Bel) Belgium 0:00:22  
7 Laurens Sweeck (Bel) Belgium 0:00:37  
8 David Menut (Fra) France 0:00:48  
9 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) France 0:00:56  
10 Tim Merlier (Bel) Belgium-B 0:01:02  
11 Michiel Van Der Heijden (Ned) Netherlands 0:01:05  
12 Jens Vandekinderen (Bel) Belgium-B 0:01:06  
13 Michael Boros (Cze) Czech Republic 0:01:07  
14 Diether Sweeck (Bel) Belgium-B    
15 Toon Aerts (Bel) Belgium 0:01:08  
16 Zach Mcdonald (USA) United States 0:01:13  
17 Daan Soete (Bel) Belgium-B 0:01:23  
18 Quentin Jauregui (Fra) France 0:01:24  
19 Tijmen Eising (Ned) Netherlands 0:01:47  
20 Jens Adams (Bel) Belgium 0:01:50  
21 Clément Venturini (Fra) France 0:02:00  
22 Tomas Paprstka (Cze) Czech Republic 0:02:09  
23 Matej Lasak (Cze) Czech Republic 0:02:19  
24 Yorben Van Tichelt (Bel) Belgium-B 0:02:25  
25 Michael (Jr) Schweizer (Ger) Germany 0:02:31  
26 Luca Braidot (Ita) Italy 0:02:47  
27 Yannick Eckmann (Ger) Germany 0:02:53  
28 Vojtech Nipl (Cze) Czech Republic 0:03:01  
29 Jakub Skala (Cze) Czech Republic 0:03:04  
30 Yannick Mayer (Ger) Germany 0:03:05  
31 Jonathan Lastra Martinez (Spa) Spain 0:03:36  
32 Toni Bretschneider (Ger) Germany 0:03:40  
33 Luke Gray (GBr) Great Britain 0:03:50  
34 Fabien Doubey (Fra) France 0:03:53  
35 Bryan Falaschi (Ita) Italy 0:04:03  
36 Vinnie Braet (Bel) Belgium-B 0:04:18  
37 Andrew Dillman (USA) United States 0:04:21  
38 Ondrej Glajza (Svk) Slovakia 0:04:22  
39 Kevin Suarez Fernandez (Spa) Spain 0:04:47  
40 Kenneth Hansen (Den) Denmark 0:04:59  
41 Josh Johnson (USA) United States 0:05:28  
42 Skyler Trujillo (USA) United States 0:06:34  
43 Felix Drumm (Ger) Germany 0:06:43  
-1lap Yannick Gruner (Ger) Germany    
-1lap Tobin Ortenblad (USA) United States    
-1lap Jack Clarkson (GBr) Great Britain    
-2laps Manny Goguen (USA) United States    
-3laps Nikolaj Ruud Ostergaard (Den) Denmark    
U23 men World Cup standings after four rounds
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Wietse Bosmans (Bel) Belgium 225  pts
2 Corne Van Kessel (Ned) Netherlands 165  
3 Wout Van Aert (Bel) Belgium 164  
4 Michael Vanthourenhout (Bel) Belgium 115  
5 Mike Teunissen (Ned) Netherlands 108  
6 Gianni Vermeersch (Bel) Belgium 105  
7 David Van Der Poel (Ned) Netherlands 103  
8 Emiel Dolfsma (Ned) Netherlands 85  
9 Laurens Sweeck (Bel) Belgium 85  
10 Zach Mcdonald (USA) United States 83  
11 Tijmen Eising (Ned) Netherlands 75  
12 Michiel Van Der Heijden (Ned) Netherlands 70  
13 Jens Adams (Bel) Belgium 67  
14 Tomas Paprstka (Cze) Czech Republic 65  
15 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) France 58  
16 Michael Boros (Cze) Czech Republic 57  
17 David Menut (Fra) France 46  
18 Jens Vandekinderen (Bel) Belgium 41  
19 Karel Hnik (Cze) Czech Republic 41  
20 Michael (Jr) Schweizer (Ger) Germany 38  
21 Vojtech Nipl (Cze) Czech Republic 38  
22 Matej Lasak (Cze) Czech Republic 37  
23 Toon Aerts (Bel) Belgium 35  
24 Gert-Jan Bosman (Ned) Netherlands 31  
25 Clément Venturini (Fra) France 31  
26 Diether Sweeck (Bel) Belgium 30  
27 Quentin Jauregui (Fra) France 29  
28 Jakub Skala (Cze) Czech Republic 29  
29 Daan Soete (Bel) Belgium 26  
30 Yannick Eckmann (Ger) Germany 24  
31 Tim Merlier (Bel) Belgium 22  
32 Fabien Doubey (Fra) France 19  
33 Luca Braidot (Ita) Italy 19  
34 Lukas Müller (Swi) Switzerland 19  
35 Radek Polnicky (Cze) Czech Republic 15  
36 Jonas Pedersen (Den) Denmark 15  
37 Severin Sagesser (Swi) Switzerland 12  
38 Jan Nesvadba (Cze) Czech Republic 10  
39 Yorben Van Tichelt (Bel) Belgium 10  
40 Fabian Lienhard (Swi) Switzerland 9  
41 Lars Forster (Swi) Switzerland 9  
42 Kenneth Hansen (Den) Denmark 5  
43 Loic Doubey (Fra) France 4  
44 Cody Kaiser (USA) United States 3  
45 Yannick Mayer (Ger) Germany 1  
46 Floris De Tier (Bel) Belgium 1  
47 Jonathan Lastra Martinez (Spa) Spain 1