Vantornout wins opening Superprestige race in Ruddervoorde

Belgian champion Klaas Vantornout (Sunweb-Napoleon Games) won the opening round of the Superprestige series in Ruddervoorde with a last lap attack. Three riders entered the eighth and final lap together at the head of the race - Vantornout, world champion Sven Nys (Crelan KDL) and Tom Meeusen (Telenet-Fidea) - and Nys and Meeusen had no answer when Vantornout jumped away mid-lap. After initially falling behind Meeusen on the final lap, Nys would catch and pass the Telenet-Fidea rider to claim second, while Meeusen had to settle for third.

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Full Results
1Klaas Vantornout (Bel) Sunweb-Napoleon Games Cycling Team1:00:30
2Sven Nys (Bel) Crelan KDL Cycling Team0:00:07
3Tom Meeusen (Bel) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team0:00:11
4Lars van der Haar (Ned) Rabobank Development Team0:00:31
5Niels Albert (Bel) BKCP-Powerplus Cycling Team0:00:42
6Bart Aernouts (Bel) AA Drink Cycling Team0:00:45
7Thijs van Amerongen (Ned) AA Drink Cycling Team0:00:47
8Rob Peeters (Bel) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team0:01:02
9Marcel Meisen (Ger) Kwadro-Stannah Cycling Team0:01:16
10Kevin Pauwels (Bel) Sunweb-Napoleon Games Cycling Team0:01:21
11Twan van den Brand (Ned) Orange Babies Cycling Team0:01:23
12Philipp Walsleben (Ger) BKCP-Powerplus0:01:38
13Sven Vanthourenhout (Bel) Crelan KDL Cycling Team0:01:56
14Joeri Adams (Bel) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team0:01:59
15Wietse Bosmans (Bel) BKCP-Powerplus Cycling Team0:02:12
16Martin Bina (Cze) Kwadro-Stannah Cycling Team0:02:20
17Dieter Vanthourenhout (Bel) BKCP-Powerplus Cycling Team0:02:59
18Jim Aernouts (Bel) Sunweb-Napoleon Games Cycling Team0:03:08
19Julien Taramarcaz (Swi) BMC Mountainbike Racing Team0:03:13
20Lubomir Petrus (Cze) BKCP-Powerplus Cycling Team0:03:15
21Niels Wubben (Ned) Rabobank Development Team0:03:22
22Mariusz Gil (Pol) Kwadro-Stannah Cycling Team0:03:30
23Patrick van Leeuwen (Ned) Orange Babies Cycling Team0:04:03
24Kenneth Van Compernolle (Bel) DNCS-Pro 2012 Cycling Team0:04:32
25Stijn Huys (Bel) Orange Babies Cycling Team0:04:51
26Davy Commeyne (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty Cycling Team0:05:30
27Kevin Cant (Bel) Primator CyclingteamRow 26 - Cell 2
28Arnaud Jouffroy (Fra) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team0:05:50
29Niels Koyen (Bel) DNCS-Pro 2012 Cycling Team0:06:15
30Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post-Chainreaction0:06:30
31Inigo Gomez Elorriaga (Spa) Bioracer-Caravanos Erandio0:06:39
32Edwin De Wit (Bel)-1lap
33Jon Gomez Elorriaga (Spa) Bioracer-Caravanos Erandio-2laps
DNFBart Wellens (Bel) Telenet-Fidea Cycling TeamRow 33 - Cell 2
DNFMicki Van Empel (Ned) Crelan KDL Cycling TeamRow 34 - Cell 2
DNFVincent Baestaens (Bel) Crelan KDL Cycling TeamRow 35 - Cell 2
DNFYu Takenouchi (Jpn) Colba-Superano HamRow 36 - Cell 2
DNFKevin Eeckhout (Bel)Row 37 - Cell 2
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Superprestige standings after round 1
1Klaas Vantornout (Bel) Sunweb-Napoleon Games Cycling Team15pts
2Sven Nys (Bel) Crelan KDL Cycling Team14Row 1 - Cell 3
3Tom Meeusen (Bel) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team13Row 2 - Cell 3
4Lars van der Haar (Ned) Rabobank Development Team12Row 3 - Cell 3
5Niels Albert (Bel) BKCP-Powerplus Cycling Team11Row 4 - Cell 3
6Bart Aernouts (Bel) AA Drink Cycling Team10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Thijs van Amerongen (Ned) AA Drink Cycling Team9Row 6 - Cell 3
8Rob Peeters (Bel) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team8Row 7 - Cell 3
9Marcel Meisen (Ger) Kwadro-Stannah Cycling Team7Row 8 - Cell 3
10Kevin Pauwels (Bel) Sunweb-Napoleon Games Cycling Team6Row 9 - Cell 3
11Twan van den Brand (Ned) Orange Babies Cycling Team5Row 10 - Cell 3
12Philipp Walsleben (Ger) BKCP-Powerplus4Row 11 - Cell 3
13Sven Vanthourenhout (Bel) Crelan KDL Cycling Team3Row 12 - Cell 3
14Joeri Adams (Bel) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team2Row 13 - Cell 3
15Wietse Bosmans (Bel) BKCP-Powerplus Cycling Team1Row 14 - Cell 3

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Based in the southeastern United States, Peter produces race coverage for all disciplines, edits news and writes features. The New Jersey native has 30 years of road racing and cyclo-cross experience, starting in the early 1980s as a Junior in the days of toe clips and leather hairnets. Over the years he's had the good fortune to race throughout the United States and has competed in national championships for both road and 'cross in the Junior and Masters categories. The passion for cycling started young, as before he switched to the road Peter's mission in life was catching big air on his BMX bike.