Toon Aerts (Baloise Trek Lions) took his third victory of the cyclo-cross season at the X2O Trofee Urban Cross, soloing home over a minute ahead of Eli Iserbyt (Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal) in Kortrijk to grab the overall series lead after two races.
Corné Van Kessel (Tormans-Circus) rounded out the podium in third place, 1:39 down on Aerts, who led the race from flag to flag.
"I suffered fantastically today," Aerts said after the race. "I had a very good day."
"I had made two plans for this match beforehand. With the first plan I felt less good and I would limit myself to following, with the other plan I felt strong and I had to go for it. It became plan number two.
"On the last lap I had to make sure I didn't make any more mistakes because I was really broken. When I crossed the finish line, I forgot to put my hands in the air."
|Pos.||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Toon Aerts (Baloise Trek Lions)||0:57:32|
|2||Eli Iserbyt (Pauwels Sauzen - Bingoal)||0:01:07|
|3||Corne Van Kessel (Tormans-Circus Cyclo Cross Team)||0:01:39|
|4||Vincent Baestaens (Deschacht-Group Hens-Containers Maes)||0:02:06|
|5||Michael Vanthourenhout (Pauwels Sauzen - Bingoal)|
|6||Diether Sweeck (Kko - Crelan)||0:02:31|
|7||Thijs Aerts (Baloise Trek Lions)||0:02:57|
|8||Lander Loockx (Deschacht-Group Hens-Containers Maes)||0:03:01|
|9||Tom Meeusen (Deschacht-Group Hens-Containers Maes)||0:03:43|
|10||Laurens Sweeck (Pauwels Sauzen - Bingoal)||0:03:53|
|11||David Van der Poel (Alpecin – Fenix)||0:04:02|
|12||Yentl Bekaert (Baloise Trek Lions)||0:04:18|
|13||Robin Alderweireld (Team Atom 6)||0:04:31|
|14||Mathijs Wuyts (Tarteletto - Isorex CX-team)||0:04:58|
|15||Ingmar Uytdewilligen (Tarteletto - Isorex CX-team)||0:05:13|
|16||Julian Siemons (Van Den Plas - Hepa Cycling Team)||0:05:23|
|17||Arne Vrachten (Acrog - Tormans Balen BC)||0:05:44|
|18||Seppe Rombouts (Lviv Cycling Team)||0:06:08|
|19||Nick Peers (Van Den Plas - Hepa Cycling Team)||0:07:14|
|20||Koen Van Dijke (TWC Het Snelle Wiel)||0:07:20|
|21||Tim De Schuyter (Individueel)||- 2 Laps|
|22||Florian Hamm (Schamel p/b Kloster Kitchen)|
|23||Andy Ruts||- 3 Laps|
|24||Wouter Goosen (Zannata Cycling Team)|
|25||Alex Colman (Sport Vlaanderen – Baloise)|
|26||Gauthier Heymes (CC Sarrebourgeois)||- 4 Laps|
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