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Paulissen repeats for seventh title in Belgium

Roel Paulissen claimed the Belgian national mountain bike championship on Sunday, finished six minutes ahead of Sven Nys. Björn Brems was third.

Paulissen pulled away from the start. “The hardest part was right at the beginning. So I put all my effort into the start,” the defending champion said. “To my great surprise I had a big lead immediately.”

The title was Paulissen's seventh. “That is something to be proud of.”

Sanne Cant won the elite women's race ahead of Kristien Nelen and Githa Michiels.

Elite men
1Roel Paulissen2:01:35
2Sven Nys0:05:39
3Bjorn Brems0:07:13
4Filip Meirhaeghe0:10:53
5Jimmy Tielens0:11:40
6Sven Vanthourenhout0:14:04
7Jan Verstraeten0:14:17
8Ludovic Mottet0:15:22
9Patrick Gaudy0:15:34
10Kevin Van Hoovels0:15:44
11Joris Massaer0:17:23
12Pïeter Bruynseels0:19:37
13Jorgen Flion0:20:09
14Kurt De Poorter
15Tom Geeraerts
16Gody Jacobs
17Stijn Van Boxstael
18Frans Claes
19Frédéric Baus
20Mike Mulkens
21Thomas Achouri
22Peter Coddens
23Stijn Robert Rubbens
24Dominique Massonet
25Sébastien Fontaine
26Xavier Vermeeren
27Steve Appermans
28Mathieu Louis
29Arnaud Decoux
30Pierre Quindot
31Pierre Quindot
32Joris Garrein
DNFNicolas Beaudoin
DNFGunther Coenen
DNFJonathan Decoux
DNFStephane Didelot
DNFDavy Foubert
DNFCédric Gaudy
DNFMichael Goossens
DNFKristof Houben
DNFPhilippe Lodomez
DNFWesley Luca
DNFMartin Camille
DNFEli Smeyers
DNFJan Soetens
DNFHans Urkens
DNFBenny Van Genechten
DNFBart Van Hecke
DNFAntoine Vanderstichelen
DNFNicolas Vermeulen
DNFJaïr Welkenhuysen

Elite women
1Sanne Cant1:54:47
2Kristien Nelen
3Githa Michiels
4Joyce Vanderbeken
5Ann De Tre
6Sabine Bombaert
7Nancy Bober
8Elisabeth Mottet
9Ilse Vandekinderen
10Nel Van Damme
11Sara Mertens
12Katrien Vermeiren

Under 23 men
1Tom Meeusen2:11:05
2Pascal Hossay0:06:01
3Tim Wijnants0:07:46
4Jonas De Backer0:09:26
5Rob Vangenechten
6Sebastien Carabin
7Olivier Labie
8Simon Vandereet
9Jelle Brackman
10Quentin Art
11Mathias Haezebrouck
12Robby De Bock
13Laurent Mineur
14Yovan Greisch
15Brice Scholtes
16Simon Mylle
17Bert Luca
18Laurent Evrard
19Samuel Maryns
20Michiel Dieleman
21Adrien Colonval
22Thomas Desonay
23Benjamin Fevrier
24Robin Thaens
25Wouter Rubbens
26Hans Van Nyen
27Thomas Peeters
DNFThomas Baisir
DNFJordy Billast
DNFNicolas Bruwiere
DNFNick Daems
DNFSam De Weghe
DNFLoïc Donsin
DNFDries Govaerts
DNFSimon Hupperetz
DNFDenis Jacquemin
DNFAntoine Pirlot
DNFFabrice Wangen

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