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Boom wins Dutch 'cross title

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Lars Boom is running out of fingers to count the number of national titles he's won

Lars Boom is running out of fingers to count the number of national titles he's won
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Thijs Van Amerongen (AA Drink) surged to take silver.

Thijs Van Amerongen (AA Drink) surged to take silver.
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Lars Boom leads his Rabobank teammate

Lars Boom leads his Rabobank teammate
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Lars Boom shows that even as a part-timer, he still has the best 'cross skills

Lars Boom shows that even as a part-timer, he still has the best 'cross skills
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Lars Boom is still head and shoulders above the rest

Lars Boom is still head and shoulders above the rest
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Lars Boom (Rabobank) runs at the Dutch cyclo-cross championships

Lars Boom (Rabobank) runs at the Dutch cyclo-cross championships
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Boom leads teammate Niels Wubben

Boom leads teammate Niels Wubben
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The 2012 Dutch 'cross men's podium: Thijs Van Amerongen, Lars Boom and Niels Wubben

The 2012 Dutch 'cross men's podium: Thijs Van Amerongen, Lars Boom and Niels Wubben
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The elite men tackle the Dutch championships

The elite men tackle the Dutch championships
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Rabobank's Lars Boom claimed his sixth consecutive elite cyclo-cross national championship in Huijbergen on Sunday, coming in 22 seconds ahead of Thijs Van Amerongen (AA Drink), with Rabo-Giant's Niels Wubben in third.

Boom's record for national titles was made even more remarkable by the fact that it comes along with three previous titles at the U23 and two junior wins, as well as victories as a beginner.

Despite not putting his focus on cyclo-cross, as he did during his two-year reign as world champion, Boom secured his title albeit with less margin than in previous years. Wubben stayed close for much of the race, but on the final lap crashed, allowing Van Amerongen to slip past for silver.

Full Results

Elite men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lars Boom1:04:05
2Thijs Van Amerongen0:00:22
3Niels Wubben0:00:44
4Twan Van Den Brand0:00:57
5Thijs Al0:01:12
6Gerben De Knegt0:01:45
7Patrick Van Leeuwen0:02:22
8Hans Becking0:02:29
9Eddy Van Ijzendoorn0:03:47
10Jeroen Boelen0:04:20
11Kobus Hereijgers0:04:33
12Jordy Luisman0:05:12
13Marco Minnaard0:05:22
14Bas Stamsnijder
15Liwald Doornbos
16Daan De Jonge
17Bas De Bruin
18Jerry Kallenfels
19Joost Spring In T Veld
20Peter Woestenberg
21Alain Van Der Velde
22Rick Van Der Zanden
23Jefte De Bruin

 

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