Toon Aerts seals X2O Trofee Series title at Brussels finale

Belgian Toon Aerts pictured in action during the mens elite race of the Flandriencross cyclocross cycling event stage 68 in the Trofee Veldrijden competition Saturday 22 January 2022 in Hamme Belgium BELGA PHOTO DAVID STOCKMAN Photo by DAVID STOCKMANBELGA MAGAFP via Getty Images
Toon Aerts crashed early at Brussels Universities Cyclocross but came away with the X2O Badkamers Trofee title (Image credit: Getty Images)

A fall at the start of the Brussels Universities Cyclocross kept him well off the podium, but Toon Aerts' (Baloise Trek Lions) ninth position, 2:07 behind winner Michael Vanthourenhout (Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal), was all he needed to comfortably secure the overall title at the X2O Badkamers Trofee series.

Aerts, who has finished runner-up in the series the past three consecutive seasons, had an overwhelming cumulative 7:23 lead over Eli Iserbyt (Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal) going into the eighth and final round. Even with Iserbyt finishing second in the final contest, Aerts lost only 1:43 to him to maintain a hefty series buffer.

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Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Vanthourenhout (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen - Bingoal 0:59:34
2Eli Iserbyt (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen - Bingoal 0:00:24
3Jens Adams (Bel) 0:00:36
4Lars van der Haar (Ned) Baloise Trek Lions 0:00:51
5Laurens Sweeck (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen - Bingoal 0:01:16
6Timon Rüegg (Swi) Cross Team Legendre 0:01:28
7Thijs Aerts (Bel) Baloise Trek Lions 0:01:51
8Kevin Kuhn (Swi) Tormans Cyclo Cross Team 0:02:00
9Toon Aerts (Bel) Baloise Trek Lions 0:02:07
10Vincent Baestaens (Bel) CX Team Deschacht-Group Hens-Containers Maes 0:02:29
11Toon Vandebosch (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen - Bingoal 0:02:36
12Ryan Kamp (Ned) Pauwels Sauzen - Bingoal 0:02:44
13Felipe Orts Lloret (Spa) 0:02:53
14David Menut (Fra) Cross Team Legendre 0:02:59
15Daan Soete (Bel) CX Team Deschacht-Group Hens-Containers Maes
16Tom Meeusen (Bel) CX Team Deschacht-Group Hens-Containers Maes
17Timo Kielich (Bel) Iko - Crelan 0:03:37
18Stan Godrie (Ned) 0:03:56
19Corne Van Kessel (Ned) Tormans Cyclo Cross Team 0:04:10
20Steve Chainel (Fra) Cross Team Legendre 0:05:14
21Arne Vrachten (Bel) 0:05:47
22Mathijs Wuyts (Bel)
23Ingmar Uytdewilligen (Bel)
24Mickaël Crispin (Fra) Cross Team Legendre
25Julian Siemons (Bel)
26Koen Van Dijke (Ned)
27Thomas Verheyen (Bel)
28Siebe Tormans (Bel)
29Jens Gys (Bel)
30Gilles Mottiez (Swi) Cross Team Legendre
31Kenneth van Compernolle (Bel)
32Jonathan Anderson (USA)
33Maarten van Staeyen (Bel)
34Andy Ruts (Bel)
35Nicola Parenti (Ita)
36Tetsuki Kaji (Jpn)
37Silas Schmid (Swi)
38Gauthier Heymes (Fra)
DNFDiether Sweeck (Bel) Iko - Crelan

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Jackie Tyson
North American Production editor

Jackie has been involved in professional sports for more than 30 years in news reporting, sports marketing and public relations. She founded Peloton Sports in 1998, a sports marketing and public relations agency, which managed projects for Tour de Georgia, Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah and USA Cycling. She also founded Bike Alpharetta Inc, a Georgia non-profit to promote safe cycling. She is proud to have worked in professional baseball for six years - from selling advertising to pulling the tarp for several minor league teams. She has climbed l'Alpe d'Huez three times (not fast). Her favorite road and gravel rides are around horse farms in north Georgia (USA) and around lavender fields in Provence (France), and some mtb rides in Park City, Utah (USA).

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