Iserbyt wins men's Cyclo-cross World Cup in Waterloo

Eli Iserbyt claimed his second UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup victory Sunday during round 2 in Waterloo, Wisconsin, once again beating Belgian champion Toon Aerts after the pair separated themselves from the field early in the race.

Aerts and Iserbyt rode together briefly before the Belgian champion dropped his younger compatriot on lap 3 after Iserbyt bobbled and allowed Aerts to gain the advantage.

Aerts had 13 seconds on Iserbyt at the start of lap 4, while Michael Vanthourenhout and Gianni Vermeersch battled for the final podium spot nearly a minute behind the leader.

Iserbyt fought his way back into the lead, however, joining Aerts at the front again during the lap and then taking the lead. The younger Belgian immediately started pushing the pace in the mud as Aerts struggled to hold his wheel.

A bobble later by the Belgian champion, and Iserbyt had opened a gap on Aerts, appearing to be the stronger of the two as the deep mud wore them down.

Iserbyt started the penultimate lap with 21 seconds over Aerts, while the rest of the chasers languished more than a minute behind.

When the bell sounded for the final lap, Iserbyt had 53 seconds on Aerts and 1:37 on Vermeersch and Vanthourenhout.

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Eli Iserbyt (Bel) 1:08:28
2Toon Aerts (Bel) 0:01:08
3Michael Vanthourenhout (Bel) 0:01:23
4Gianni Vermeersch (Bel) 0:01:50
5Corne Van Kessel (Ned) 0:02:18
6Quinten Hermans (Bel) 0:02:25
7Nicolas Cleppe (Bel) 0:02:34
8Joris Nieuwenhuis (Ned) 0:02:47
9Jens Adams (Bel) 0:02:56
10Jim Aernouts (Bel) 0:03:13
11Daan Soete (Bel) 0:03:40
12Thijs Aerts (Bel) 0:03:55
13Lars Van der Haar (Ned) 0:04:00
14Steve Chainel (Fra) 0:04:37
15Tom Meeusen (Bel) 0:04:53
16Laurens Sweeck (Bel) 0:04:56
17Kerry Werner (USA) 0:05:00
18Curtis White (USA) 0:05:20
19Felipe Orts Lloret (Spa) 0:05:33
20Stephen Hyde (USA) 0:05:53
21Diether Sweeck (Bel) 0:07:09
22Kevin Suarez Fernandez (Spa) 0:07:29
23Stan Godrie (Ned) 0:07:52
24Vincent Baestaens (Bel) 0:08:49
25Lukas Winterberg (Swi) 0:09:00
26Lander Loockx (Bel) 0:09:14
27Gage Hecht (USA) 0:09:16
28Michael Van den Ham (Can) 0:09:29
29Brannan Fix (USA) 0:10:27
30Timon Roegg (Swi)
31Andrew Dillman (USA)
32James Driscoll (USA)
33Maik Van der Heijden (Ned)
34Tobin Ortenblad (USA)
35Kevin Kuhn (Swi)
36Caleb Swartz (USA)
37Kevin Bradford-parish (USA)
38Cody Kaiser (USA)
39Ross Ellwood (USA)
40Eric Brunner (USA)
41Nicholas Lando (USA)
42Danick Vandale (Can)
43Philipp Heigl (Aut)
44Scott Funston (USA)
45Eric Thompson (USA)
46Cameron Jette (Can)
47Christian Ricci (Can)
DNFTrevor O'Donnell (Can)
DNSJarno Trey (Est)
DNSSieben Wouters (Ned)

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