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Dutchman Van Der Heijden makes it two World Cups in a row

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Junior riders on the steep road climb

Junior riders on the steep road climb
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The course goes right through the town of Houffalize at several points.

The course goes right through the town of Houffalize at several points.
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Oliver Bruwiere (Belgium)

Oliver Bruwiere (Belgium)
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A Rabobank rider (Netherlands) descends.

A Rabobank rider (Netherlands) descends.
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A Czech rider cleans a technical section of the course.

A Czech rider cleans a technical section of the course.
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Lukas Kuch (Germany) on a technical descent

Lukas Kuch (Germany) on a technical descent
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Denny Lupato (Italy) heads down a drop-off.

Denny Lupato (Italy) heads down a drop-off.
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Jordan Sarrou (Scott) leads on lap two.

Jordan Sarrou (Scott) leads on lap two.
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Steven James (Great Britain) on the backside climb

Steven James (Great Britain) on the backside climb
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Junior riders stage on the main street in town.

Junior riders stage on the main street in town.
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Riders tackle a steep climb painted with the names of the Schleck brothers.

Riders tackle a steep climb painted with the names of the Schleck brothers.
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Riders on the steep road climb

Riders on the steep road climb
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Bas Van de Vorst (Netherlands) with one lap to go

Bas Van de Vorst (Netherlands) with one lap to go
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Some riders had unfortunate mechanicals and had to run to the tech zone

Some riders had unfortunate mechanicals and had to run to the tech zone
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A steep fireroad climb on the Houffalize course.

A steep fireroad climb on the Houffalize course.
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Alexis Noel climbs.

Alexis Noel climbs.
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Riders on a steep loose climb.

Riders on a steep loose climb.
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Jordan Sarrou (Scott) hammers up a climb

Jordan Sarrou (Scott) hammers up a climb
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Roger Walder (Swiss) leads the junior peloton uphill.

Roger Walder (Swiss) leads the junior peloton uphill.
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Riders head up hill en mass

Riders head up hill en mass
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Patrick Luthi (Switzerland) climbs one of the steep, loose climbs.

Patrick Luthi (Switzerland) climbs one of the steep, loose climbs.
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Jeff Luyten (Team Saeco) climbs in the top 10

Jeff Luyten (Team Saeco) climbs in the top 10
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Junior men head up the steep climb used in Liege-Bastonge-Liege.

Junior men head up the steep climb used in Liege-Bastonge-Liege.
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Jordan Sarrou (Scott Les Saisies) races the cross country in Houffalize, Belgium.

Jordan Sarrou (Scott Les Saisies) races the cross country in Houffalize, Belgium.
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Dutchman and Houffalize World Cup winner Michiel Van Der Heijden

Dutchman and Houffalize World Cup winner Michiel Van Der Heijden
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Tobias Spescha (Swiss National Team) demonstrates his handling skills

Tobias Spescha (Swiss National Team) demonstrates his handling skills
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Luke Gray (Great Britain) races to 38th in Houffalize

Luke Gray (Great Britain) races to 38th in Houffalize
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Grant Ferguson (Great Britain) rides to 14th in Houffalize.

Grant Ferguson (Great Britain) rides to 14th in Houffalize.
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Frenchman Jordan Sarrou (Scott Les Saisies) on his way to second.

Frenchman Jordan Sarrou (Scott Les Saisies) on his way to second.
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Dutchman Michiel Van Der Heijden leads Frenchman Jordan Sarrou

Dutchman Michiel Van Der Heijden leads Frenchman Jordan Sarrou
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Eventual third place finisher Jens Schuermans (Belgium)

Eventual third place finisher Jens Schuermans (Belgium)
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Dutchman Michiel Van Der Heijden on his way to winning two junior World Cups in a row

Dutchman Michiel Van Der Heijden on his way to winning two junior World Cups in a row
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Jens Schuermans (Belgian National Team) en route to third in Houffalize.

Jens Schuermans (Belgian National Team) en route to third in Houffalize.
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Jeff Luyten (Team Saeco) races to eighth in Houffalize.

Jeff Luyten (Team Saeco) races to eighth in Houffalize.
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Michiel Van der Heijden (Netherlands) takes the victory

Michiel Van der Heijden (Netherlands) takes the victory
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Jordon Sarrou (Scott) takes second place after setting the early pace.

Jordon Sarrou (Scott) takes second place after setting the early pace.
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Jens Schuermans (Belgium) takes third place

Jens Schuermans (Belgium) takes third place
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Riders flow into the finish for a long time after the leaders.

Riders flow into the finish for a long time after the leaders.
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Michiel Van der Heijden (Netherlands) wins the junior men's cross country by 17 seconds.

Michiel Van der Heijden (Netherlands) wins the junior men's cross country by 17 seconds.
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Junior men's cross country World Cup podium in Houffalize, Belgium.

Junior men's cross country World Cup podium in Houffalize, Belgium.
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Junior men's World Cup cross country winner Michiel Van Der Heijden on the podium in Houffalize.

Junior men's World Cup cross country winner Michiel Van Der Heijden on the podium in Houffalize.
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Jordan Sarrou (Scott Les Saisies) on the Houffalize podium in second.

Jordan Sarrou (Scott Les Saisies) on the Houffalize podium in second.
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Tobias Spescha (Swiss National Team) rides toward 55th place.

Tobias Spescha (Swiss National Team) rides toward 55th place.
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Full Results

Junior men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michiel Van Der Heijden (Ned) Dutch National Team1:22:33
2Jordan Sarrou (Fra) Scott Les Saisies0:00:17
3Jens Schuermans (Bel) Belgian National team0:00:59
4Emilien Viennet (Fra) Team New Cycling0:01:50
5Alrick Martin (Fra) French National team0:02:10
6Kenta Gallagher (GBr) British National Team0:02:18
7Julien Trarieux (Fra) French National team0:02:29
8Jeff Luyten (Bel) Team Saeco0:02:32
9Paul Mathou (Fra) French National team0:02:35
10Lukas Kuch (Ger) German National Team0:02:37
11Denny Lupato (Ita) Italian National Team0:03:14
12Maxime Urruty (Fra) French National team0:04:10
13Patrick Lüthi (Swi) Swiss National Team0:04:12
14Grant Ferguson (GBr) British National Team
15Gregor Raggl (Aut) Austrian National Team0:04:36
16Roger Walder (Swi) Swiss National Team0:04:59
17Jens Vandekinderen (Bel) Team Saeco0:05:01
18Fabian Paumann (Swi) Swiss National Team0:05:02
19Marvin Gruget (Fra) French National team0:05:36
20Daniel Vesely (Cze) Czech National Team0:05:43
21Christian Pfäffle (Ger) German National Team0:06:05
22Thijs Zuurbier (Ned) Team Merida Combee0:06:10
23Bartlomiej Wawak (Pol) JBG-2 Professional MTB Team0:06:11
24Pieter Geluykens (Bel) Trek - KMC Trade Team VZW0:06:15
25Janos Ruch (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team
26Didier Bats (Bel) Belgian National team0:06:26
27Thomas Fautrero (Fra) Asptt Definitive Gitane0:06:29
28Bryan Allemann (Swi) Bikepark.ch Scott0:06:36
29Antonio Santos Ridao (Spa) Spanish National Team0:06:37
30Thibault Geneste (Fra) French National team0:06:47
31Maximilian Vieider (Ita) Italian National Team0:06:58
32Olivier Bruwiere (Bel) Belgian National B team0:07:22
33Ole Hem (Nor) Team United Bakeries, Hoydahl MTB Racing Team0:07:38
34Andrea Righettini (Ita) Italian National Team0:08:06
35Jonas Pedersen (Den) Danish National team0:08:10
36Radek Polnicky (Cze) Czech National Team0:08:28
37Loic Doubey (Fra) Asptt Definitive Gitane0:08:35
38Luke Gray (GBr) British National Team0:08:36
39Philipp Hediger (Swi) Fischer Junior MTB Team0:09:01
40Matthijs Eversdijk (Ned) Dutch National Team0:09:23
41Fabien Doubey (Fra) Asptt Definitive Gitane0:09:31
42Pavel Skalicky (Cze) Czech National Team0:09:32
43Shaked Frank (Isr) Israeli National Team0:09:43
44Severin Sagesser (Swi) Thoemus Racing Team
45Alexis Noel (Fra) Team New Cycling
46Michael Millerferli (Aut) Austrian National Team0:09:48
47Steven James (GBr) British National Team0:09:49
48Nicolas Mertz (Bel) Belgian National B team0:10:03
49Jozef Bebcak (Svk) Slovakian National Team0:10:04
50Severin Lehmann (Ger) German National Team0:10:33
51Pieterjan Kindermans (Bel) Belgian National team0:10:46
52Stefan Peter (Swi) FRM TG Zentralschweiz0:11:11
53Bram Van Wijmeersch (Bel) Belgian National team0:11:30
54Arnaud Hoyaux (Bel) Belgian National B team0:11:31
55Tobias Spescha (Swi) Swiss National Team0:11:32
56Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Danish National team0:12:01
57Mykolay Shepel (Ukr) Ukrainian National Team0:12:02
58Frederik Kjeldsen (Den) Danish National team0:12:13
59Frantisek Lami (Svk) Slovakian National Team0:12:24
60Kevin Krieg (Swi) Swiss National Team0:12:31
61Martin Giese (Ger) German National Team0:12:48
62Mark Van Der Heijden (Ned) Dutch National Team0:13:08
63Jiri Ostadal (Cze) GT Czech Team0:13:23
64Niklas Bangsbro (Den) Danish National team0:13:24
65Jan Pfitzner (Ger) German National Team
66Claude Koster (Swi) Swiss National Team0:13:44
67Bas Van De Vorst (Ned) Dutch National Team0:13:45
68Tom Steurs (Bel) Belgian National B team0:14:14
69Michael Boros (Cze) Czech National Team0:14:35
70Rien Terpstra (Ned) Stappenbelt Specialized MTB Team0:14:43
71Leander Bertels (Bel) Belgian National B team0:15:03
72Nikita Chubukov (Rus) Russian National Team0:15:09
73Milan Dolezal (Cze) GT Czech Team0:15:16
74Robbert De Nijs (Ned) Dutch National Team0:15:36
75Alexander Laugesen (Den) Danish National team0:16:03
76Rok Korosec (Slo) Slovenian National Team0:16:04
77Dylan Beeckman (Bel) Belgian National B team
78Tamas Pinter (Hun) Hungarian National Team0:16:45
79Alexey Solovyev (Rus) Russian National Team0:17:10
80Davy Houben (Bel) Belgian National team0:18:39
81Fabrice Mels (Bel) G-Skin-Deforche MTB Racing Team0:21:24
-1lapJulian Scherer (Aut) Austrian National Team
-3lapsThibault Poussin (Fra) Keops ITWO
DNFMaxime Salmon (Fra) KEOPS ITWO
DNFAdria Noguera Soldevila (Spa) Spanish National Team
DNFUrban Ferencak (Slo) Slovenian National Team
DNFMarc Schärli (Swi) FISCHER-BMC
DNFBart De Vocht (Bel) Belgian National team
DNFRoy Goldstein (Isr) Israeli National Team
DNFSascha Bleher (Ger) German National Team
DNFVojtech Nipl (Cze) Czech National Team
DNFTomas Paprstka (Cze) Czech National Team
DNFMitchell Codner (Aus) Australian National Team

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