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.

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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 PoorterRow 13 - Cell 2
15Tom GeeraertsRow 14 - Cell 2
16Gody JacobsRow 15 - Cell 2
17Stijn Van BoxstaelRow 16 - Cell 2
18Frans ClaesRow 17 - Cell 2
19Frédéric BausRow 18 - Cell 2
20Mike MulkensRow 19 - Cell 2
21Thomas AchouriRow 20 - Cell 2
22Peter CoddensRow 21 - Cell 2
23Stijn Robert RubbensRow 22 - Cell 2
24Dominique MassonetRow 23 - Cell 2
25Sébastien FontaineRow 24 - Cell 2
26Xavier VermeerenRow 25 - Cell 2
27Steve AppermansRow 26 - Cell 2
28Mathieu LouisRow 27 - Cell 2
29Arnaud DecouxRow 28 - Cell 2
30Pierre QuindotRow 29 - Cell 2
31Pierre QuindotRow 30 - Cell 2
32Joris GarreinRow 31 - Cell 2
DNFNicolas BeaudoinRow 32 - Cell 2
DNFGunther CoenenRow 33 - Cell 2
DNFJonathan DecouxRow 34 - Cell 2
DNFStephane DidelotRow 35 - Cell 2
DNFDavy FoubertRow 36 - Cell 2
DNFCédric GaudyRow 37 - Cell 2
DNFMichael GoossensRow 38 - Cell 2
DNFKristof HoubenRow 39 - Cell 2
DNFPhilippe LodomezRow 40 - Cell 2
DNFWesley LucaRow 41 - Cell 2
DNFMartin CamilleRow 42 - Cell 2
DNFEli SmeyersRow 43 - Cell 2
DNFJan SoetensRow 44 - Cell 2
DNFHans UrkensRow 45 - Cell 2
DNFBenny Van GenechtenRow 46 - Cell 2
DNFBart Van HeckeRow 47 - Cell 2
DNFAntoine VanderstichelenRow 48 - Cell 2
DNFNicolas VermeulenRow 49 - Cell 2
DNFJaïr WelkenhuysenRow 50 - Cell 2
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Elite women
1Sanne Cant1:54:47
2Kristien NelenRow 1 - Cell 2
3Githa MichielsRow 2 - Cell 2
4Joyce VanderbekenRow 3 - Cell 2
5Ann De TreRow 4 - Cell 2
6Sabine BombaertRow 5 - Cell 2
7Nancy BoberRow 6 - Cell 2
8Elisabeth MottetRow 7 - Cell 2
9Ilse VandekinderenRow 8 - Cell 2
10Nel Van DammeRow 9 - Cell 2
11Sara MertensRow 10 - Cell 2
12Katrien VermeirenRow 11 - Cell 2
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Under 23 men
1Tom Meeusen2:11:05
2Pascal Hossay0:06:01
3Tim Wijnants0:07:46
4Jonas De Backer0:09:26
5Rob VangenechtenRow 4 - Cell 2
6Sebastien CarabinRow 5 - Cell 2
7Olivier LabieRow 6 - Cell 2
8Simon VandereetRow 7 - Cell 2
9Jelle BrackmanRow 8 - Cell 2
10Quentin ArtRow 9 - Cell 2
11Mathias HaezebrouckRow 10 - Cell 2
12Robby De BockRow 11 - Cell 2
13Laurent MineurRow 12 - Cell 2
14Yovan GreischRow 13 - Cell 2
15Brice ScholtesRow 14 - Cell 2
16Simon MylleRow 15 - Cell 2
17Bert LucaRow 16 - Cell 2
18Laurent EvrardRow 17 - Cell 2
19Samuel MarynsRow 18 - Cell 2
20Michiel DielemanRow 19 - Cell 2
21Adrien ColonvalRow 20 - Cell 2
22Thomas DesonayRow 21 - Cell 2
23Benjamin FevrierRow 22 - Cell 2
24Robin ThaensRow 23 - Cell 2
25Wouter RubbensRow 24 - Cell 2
26Hans Van NyenRow 25 - Cell 2
27Thomas PeetersRow 26 - Cell 2
DNFThomas BaisirRow 27 - Cell 2
DNFJordy BillastRow 28 - Cell 2
DNFNicolas BruwiereRow 29 - Cell 2
DNFNick DaemsRow 30 - Cell 2
DNFSam De WegheRow 31 - Cell 2
DNFLoïc DonsinRow 32 - Cell 2
DNFDries GovaertsRow 33 - Cell 2
DNFSimon HupperetzRow 34 - Cell 2
DNFDenis JacqueminRow 35 - Cell 2
DNFAntoine PirlotRow 36 - Cell 2
DNFFabrice WangenRow 37 - Cell 2

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