January 29/00 10:43 am - Belgians Dominate Espoire World Cyclocross
Posted by Editoress on 01/29/00
Belgian Riders Dominate Espoire World Cyclocross
courtesy Chris Redden
Belgian riders took 4 of the top 5 spots at today's World Cyclocross race in Sint-Michielsgestel, Netherlands. The 7 lap race was won by Bart Wellens who led from lap one and increased his led lap by lap.to a final result of well over a minute on his closest competitor, Belgian Tom Vannoppen.
The rain experienced by the women's race earlier had stopped allowing the course to dry up somewhat. Two mudholes became a major factor as they grew exponentially during the race and began "swallowing" riders.
1. Bart Wellens (BEL)
2. Vannoppen (BEL)
3. Davy Commeyne (BEL)
4. David Derpas (FRA)
5. Sven Vanthourenhout (BEL)
no Canadians attended