Betsema rides to solo victory at Brussels Universities Cyclocross

ZONHOVEN BELGIUM OCTOBER 24 Denise Betsema of The Netherlands and Team Pauwels Sauzen Bingoal celebrates at finish line as race winner during the 25th Zonhoven UCI CycloCross Worldcup 2021 Womens Elite CXWorldCup UCIcyclocrossWC zonhoven on October 24 2021 in Zonhoven Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Denise Betsema of Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal last celebrated a 'cross victory at Zonhoven in October (Image credit: Getty Images)

Denise Betsema (Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal) won the eighth instalment of X2O Trofee at Brussels Universities Cyclocross on Sunday, 28 seconds ahead of Lucinda Brand (Baloise Trek Lions). Manon Bakker (Iko-Crelan) finished another minute back to take third place.

Brand’s runner-up position on the day solidified her top prize, with the Dutch rider the clear winner of the X2O Badkamers Trofee title after delivering six consecutive wins in the series leading up to the Brussels event. She was only off the podium at the opening round at Koppenbergcross where she was fifth. Betsema was second in the series, while Annemarie Worst (777), who was fifth on the day, completed the series top three.

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Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Denise Betsema (Ned) Pauwels Sauzen - Bingoal 0:44:52
2Lucinda Brand (Ned) Baloise Trek Lions 0:00:28
3Manon Bakker (Ned) Iko - Crelan 0:01:39
4Marion Norbert Riberolle (Bel) Starcasino CX Team 0:02:01
5Annemarie Worst (Ned) 777 0:02:24
6Aniek van Alphen (Ned) 777 0:02:31
7Zoe Backstedt (GBr) 0:02:56
8Anna Kay (GBr) Starcasino CX Team 0:03:22
9Laura Verdonschot (Bel) 0:03:38
10Hélène Clauzel (Fra) A.S Bike Racing 0:04:01
11Marie Schreiber (Lux) Tormans Cyclo Cross Team 0:04:42
12Rebecca Gariboldi (Ita) 0:04:59
13Fleur Moors (Bel) 0:05:35
14Ellen Van Loy (Bel) 0:05:49
15Xaydee van Sinaey (Bel) 0:06:16
16Suzanne Verhoeven (Bel) 0:06:48
17Jana Dobbelaere (Bel) Starcasino CX Team 0:06:54
18Perrine Clauzel (Fra) A.S Bike Racing
19Julie Brouwers (Bel)
20Susanne Meistrok (Ned) Proximus - Alphamotorhomes - Doltcini CT
21Maud Kaptheijns (Ned) CX Team Deschacht-Group Hens-Containers Maes
22Tine Rombouts (Bel)
23Maïté Barthels (Lux)
24Cato Cassiers (Bel) Starcasino CX Team
25Laura Greenhalgh (GBr) Velorevolution Wpcycles
26Jinse Peeters (Bel) Proximus - Alphamotorhomes - Doltcini CT
27Femke Gort (Ned) Pissei - Groep T.O.M
28Zélie Graux (Bel)
29Audrey de Keersmaeker (Bel) Starcasino CX Team
30Allison Arensman (USA) Velorevolution Wpcycles
31Corey Coogan Cisek (USA) Velorevolution Wpcycles
32Lore de Schepper (Bel)
33Adèle Hurteloup (Fra)
34Kiona Dhont (Bel)
35Juline Delcommune (Bel)
36Evelien Hus (Bel)
37Sterre Hendrickx (Bel)
38Sara Beeckmans (Bel)
39Alana Polfliet (Bel)
40Lucie Francois (Bel)
DNFKaren Verhestraeten (Bel) Iko - Crelan
DNFBo Vandermeulen (Bel)

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Jackie Tyson
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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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