Bosmans extends U23 World Cup lead

An attack from Belgian champion Wietse Bosmans at one lap and a half from the finish was enough to secure the win in the fourth World Cup round of the season. Thanks to his third World Cup win Bosmans strengthens his lead in the overall standings.

Always present in front, Bosmans controlled the debates in the cross on the former Formula 1 car circuit. Seven riders hit the penultimate lap together but few were able to respond to Bosmans' attack. Corne van Kessel (Netherlands) led the chase alone at a short distance from the Belgian champion but he couldn't close the gap. Further back Laurens Sweeck (Belgium), Wout Van Aert (Belgium), Gianni Vermeersch (Belgium), David van der Poel (Netherlands) and Emiel Dolfsma (Netherlands) fought for the remaining podium spots. Bosmans held on to his lead and grabbed his third World Cup win of the season. Van Kessel was second at 11 seconds. Van Aert won the sprint for third place ahead of Dolfsma and Van der Poel.

Pre-race favourites Michael Vanthourenhout (Belgium) and Mike Teunissen (Netherlands) didn't finish the race. Zach McDonald (USA) missed his start and finished sixteenth in Zolder. In the World Cup standings, Bosmans comfortably leads. Van Kessel is second just ahead of Van Aert. Vanthourenthout and Teunissen remain fourth and fifth. McDonald loses two spots and is tenth overall.

Full Results

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U23 men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Wietse Bosmans (Bel) Belgium0:50:54
2Corne Van Kessel (Ned) Netherlands0:00:11
3Wout Van Aert (Bel) Belgium0:00:15
4Emiel Dolfsma (Ned) Netherlands0:00:17
5David Van Der Poel (Ned) Netherlands0:00:18
6Gianni Vermeersch (Bel) Belgium0:00:22
7Laurens Sweeck (Bel) Belgium0:00:37
8David Menut (Fra) France0:00:48
9Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) France0:00:56
10Tim Merlier (Bel) Belgium-B0:01:02
11Michiel Van Der Heijden (Ned) Netherlands0:01:05
12Jens Vandekinderen (Bel) Belgium-B0:01:06
13Michael Boros (Cze) Czech Republic0:01:07
14Diether Sweeck (Bel) Belgium-BRow 13 - Cell 2
15Toon Aerts (Bel) Belgium0:01:08
16Zach Mcdonald (USA) United States0:01:13
17Daan Soete (Bel) Belgium-B0:01:23
18Quentin Jauregui (Fra) France0:01:24
19Tijmen Eising (Ned) Netherlands0:01:47
20Jens Adams (Bel) Belgium0:01:50
21Clément Venturini (Fra) France0:02:00
22Tomas Paprstka (Cze) Czech Republic0:02:09
23Matej Lasak (Cze) Czech Republic0:02:19
24Yorben Van Tichelt (Bel) Belgium-B0:02:25
25Michael (Jr) Schweizer (Ger) Germany0:02:31
26Luca Braidot (Ita) Italy0:02:47
27Yannick Eckmann (Ger) Germany0:02:53
28Vojtech Nipl (Cze) Czech Republic0:03:01
29Jakub Skala (Cze) Czech Republic0:03:04
30Yannick Mayer (Ger) Germany0:03:05
31Jonathan Lastra Martinez (Spa) Spain0:03:36
32Toni Bretschneider (Ger) Germany0:03:40
33Luke Gray (GBr) Great Britain0:03:50
34Fabien Doubey (Fra) France0:03:53
35Bryan Falaschi (Ita) Italy0:04:03
36Vinnie Braet (Bel) Belgium-B0:04:18
37Andrew Dillman (USA) United States0:04:21
38Ondrej Glajza (Svk) Slovakia0:04:22
39Kevin Suarez Fernandez (Spa) Spain0:04:47
40Kenneth Hansen (Den) Denmark0:04:59
41Josh Johnson (USA) United States0:05:28
42Skyler Trujillo (USA) United States0:06:34
43Felix Drumm (Ger) Germany0:06:43
-1lapYannick Gruner (Ger) GermanyRow 43 - Cell 2
-1lapTobin Ortenblad (USA) United StatesRow 44 - Cell 2
-1lapJack Clarkson (GBr) Great BritainRow 45 - Cell 2
-2lapsManny Goguen (USA) United StatesRow 46 - Cell 2
-3lapsNikolaj Ruud Ostergaard (Den) DenmarkRow 47 - Cell 2
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U23 men World Cup standings after four rounds
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Wietse Bosmans (Bel) Belgium225pts
2Corne Van Kessel (Ned) Netherlands165Row 1 - Cell 3
3Wout Van Aert (Bel) Belgium164Row 2 - Cell 3
4Michael Vanthourenhout (Bel) Belgium115Row 3 - Cell 3
5Mike Teunissen (Ned) Netherlands108Row 4 - Cell 3
6Gianni Vermeersch (Bel) Belgium105Row 5 - Cell 3
7David Van Der Poel (Ned) Netherlands103Row 6 - Cell 3
8Emiel Dolfsma (Ned) Netherlands85Row 7 - Cell 3
9Laurens Sweeck (Bel) Belgium85Row 8 - Cell 3
10Zach Mcdonald (USA) United States83Row 9 - Cell 3
11Tijmen Eising (Ned) Netherlands75Row 10 - Cell 3
12Michiel Van Der Heijden (Ned) Netherlands70Row 11 - Cell 3
13Jens Adams (Bel) Belgium67Row 12 - Cell 3
14Tomas Paprstka (Cze) Czech Republic65Row 13 - Cell 3
15Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) France58Row 14 - Cell 3
16Michael Boros (Cze) Czech Republic57Row 15 - Cell 3
17David Menut (Fra) France46Row 16 - Cell 3
18Jens Vandekinderen (Bel) Belgium41Row 17 - Cell 3
19Karel Hnik (Cze) Czech Republic41Row 18 - Cell 3
20Michael (Jr) Schweizer (Ger) Germany38Row 19 - Cell 3
21Vojtech Nipl (Cze) Czech Republic38Row 20 - Cell 3
22Matej Lasak (Cze) Czech Republic37Row 21 - Cell 3
23Toon Aerts (Bel) Belgium35Row 22 - Cell 3
24Gert-Jan Bosman (Ned) Netherlands31Row 23 - Cell 3
25Clément Venturini (Fra) France31Row 24 - Cell 3
26Diether Sweeck (Bel) Belgium30Row 25 - Cell 3
27Quentin Jauregui (Fra) France29Row 26 - Cell 3
28Jakub Skala (Cze) Czech Republic29Row 27 - Cell 3
29Daan Soete (Bel) Belgium26Row 28 - Cell 3
30Yannick Eckmann (Ger) Germany24Row 29 - Cell 3
31Tim Merlier (Bel) Belgium22Row 30 - Cell 3
32Fabien Doubey (Fra) France19Row 31 - Cell 3
33Luca Braidot (Ita) Italy19Row 32 - Cell 3
34Lukas Müller (Swi) Switzerland19Row 33 - Cell 3
35Radek Polnicky (Cze) Czech Republic15Row 34 - Cell 3
36Jonas Pedersen (Den) Denmark15Row 35 - Cell 3
37Severin Sagesser (Swi) Switzerland12Row 36 - Cell 3
38Jan Nesvadba (Cze) Czech Republic10Row 37 - Cell 3
39Yorben Van Tichelt (Bel) Belgium10Row 38 - Cell 3
40Fabian Lienhard (Swi) Switzerland9Row 39 - Cell 3
41Lars Forster (Swi) Switzerland9Row 40 - Cell 3
42Kenneth Hansen (Den) Denmark5Row 41 - Cell 3
43Loic Doubey (Fra) France4Row 42 - Cell 3
44Cody Kaiser (USA) United States3Row 43 - Cell 3
45Yannick Mayer (Ger) Germany1Row 44 - Cell 3
46Floris De Tier (Bel) Belgium1Row 45 - Cell 3
47Jonathan Lastra Martinez (Spa) Spain1Row 46 - Cell 3

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