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Hermans back on top in Essen

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(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Quinten Hermans (Telenet Fidea) wins in Essen (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Laurens Sweeck, Quinten Hermans and Tom Pidcock on the podium (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Zdenek Stybar (Deceuninck-Quickstep) racing in Essen (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Xandro Meurisse (Wanty Gobert) racing in Essen (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Zdenek Stybar (Deceuninck-Quickstep) racing in Essen (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Tom Pidcock in Essen (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Quinten Hermans powered to his second victory of the cyclo-cross season, taking out a muddy race in Essen over Laurens Sweeck (Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal). Former world champion Zdenek Stybar (Deceuninck-Quickstep) finished outside the top 10 in his season debut.

It was Herman's second win after a C2 victory in Beringen, Germany in October.

With the dominant world champion Mathieu van der Poel and World Cup leader Eli Iserbyt on a training holiday in Spain, the field was wide open for the rest to fight for victory.

Thijs Aerts led the first charge on the opening lap before the race settled in for the next few laps. Hermans attacked on the third lap and Sweeck, who started on the second row, was too far back to respond. 

Sweeck distanced the rest in pursuit, with Tom Pidcock coming in for the final podium spot. 

Results

Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Quinten Hermans (Bel) Telenet Baloise Lions 0:59:26
2Laurens Sweeck (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen – Bingoal 0:00:57
3Thomas Pidcock (GBr) Trinity Racing 0:01:35
4Thijs Aerts (Bel) Telenet Baloise Lions 0:01:43
5Diether Sweeck (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen – Bingoal 0:01:46
6Jim Aernouts (Bel) Telenet Baloise Lions
7Nicolas Cleppe (Bel) Telenet Baloise Lions 0:01:48
8Daan Soete (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen – Bingoal 0:01:55
9David van der Poel (Ned) Corendon-Circus 0:02:10
10Ryan Kamp (Ned) Pauwels Sauzen – Bingoal 0:02:14
11Tom Meeusen (Bel) Corendon-Circus 0:02:16
12Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:02:21
13Toon Vandebosch (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen – Bingoal 0:02:26
14Loris Rouiller (Swi) Corendon-Circus 0:02:42
15Ben Tulett (GBr) Corendon - Circus 0:03:06
16Gianni Vermeersch (Bel) Corendon-Circus 0:03:12
17Jelle Camps (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen – Bingoal 0:03:28
18Ryan Cortjens (Bel) Corendon - Circus 0:03:35
19Jarno Liessens (Bel) 0:03:42
20Cameron Mason (GBr) Trinity Racing 0:03:46
21Stan Godrie (Ned) 0:04:10
22Jarno Bellens (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen – Bingoal 0:04:20
23Julian Siemons (Bel) 0:04:28
24Joachim Van Looveren (Bel) 0:04:54
25Dieter Vanthourenhout (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen – Bingoal 0:05:24
26Yorben Van Tichelt (Bel) 0:05:41
27Victor Vandebosch (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen – Bingoal 0:05:57
28Tomas Kopecký (Cze) Pauwels Sauzen – Bingoal
29Witse Meeussen (Bel)
30Jeroen Meijers (Ned)
31Jens Gys (Bel)
32Glenn Verbeeck (Bel)
33Kenneth Van Compernolle (Bel)
34Lars Boven (Ned)
35Koen Van Dijke (Ned)
36Dolf Pemen (Bel)
37Lennert Meulemans (Bel)
38Thymen Arensman (Ned)
39Senne De Meyer (Bel)
40Hendrik Sweeck (Bel)
41Luke Verburg (Ned)
42Vince Van Den Eynde (Bel) Tarteletto - Isorex
43Cedric Vandesompel (Bel)
44Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Wanty-Gobert
45Max Judelson (USA)
46Raphaël Kockelmann (Lux)
47Wouter Goosen (Bel)
48Maarten Van Staeyen (Bel)
49Yoni De Bock (Bel)
50Jelle De Bock (Bel)
51Niels Koyen (Bel)
52Vincent Oger (Bel)
53Erben Van Meer (Ned)
54Gauthier Heymes (Fra)
DNFWietse Bosmans (Bel)
DNFIngmar Uytdewilligen (Bel) Tarteletto - Isorex
DNFArne Vrachten (Bel)
DNFNick Peers (Bel)
DNFLennick Van Der Smissen (Bel)

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