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2020 Azencross-Herentals (C-2),
Herentals, Belgium

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Azencross-Loenhout podium history | 2019 edition

The 2020 Azencross was run in Herentals because the usual Loenhout race was cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Complete results: Men | Women

Men:

Wout van Aert

Winner Wout van Aert has spent some time in the mud. Cor Vos photo

The race: Here's the report from winner Wout van Aert's Jumbo-Visma team.

Wout van Aert has clinched his first victory of the cyclocross season. In his hometown Herentals, the 26-year-old Team Jumbo-Visma rider beat world champion Mathieu van der Poel, who had to deal with a puncture halfway through.

In the early part of the race, it became clear that it was going to be a duel between ‘the big two’. Van der Poel set the pace on the tough and slippery course and Van Aert almost always followed within a few seconds. After a flat tire from the world champion, the winner of Milan-San Remo and Strade Bianche was able to create an unbridgeable gap.

“I am really happy with this. Of course I had a stroke of luck because of Mathieu’s flat tire. I really wanted to win today. It all went well, then you can force a victory”, a delighted Van Aert said.

Van der Poel put the best one-day cyclist of the 2020 road season under pressure from the start. Van Aert: “I started with too low tire pressure. That was a major reason for why I was a little behind every time. I came back to Mathieu and when I had created a gap, I realised he had a flat tire. I immediately gained an advantage of half a minute and I was able to keep it. The big battle did not come to a climax today, but the mutual respect is great.”

On Boxing Day and the day after, the cyclocross races in Zolder and Dendermonde are next on Van Aert’s program.

Complete results:

1 VAN AERT Wout JUMBO-VISMA 58min 13sec
2 VAN DER POEL Mathieu ALPECIN-FENIX @ 35sec
3 VANTHOURENHOUT Michael PAUWELS SAUZEN-BINGOAL @ 1min 32sec
4 AERTS Toon TELENET BALOISE LIONS @ 2min 14sec
5 ISERBYT Eli PAUWELS SAUZEN-BINGOAL @ 2min 18sec
6 SWEECK Laurens PAUWELS SAUZEN-BINGOAL 1:00:39
7 HERMANS Quinten TORMANS CYCLO CROSS TEAM 1:00:51
8 VAN DER HAAR Lars TELENET BALOISE LIONS 1:01:01
9 VAN KESSEL Corne TORMANS CYCLO CROSS TEAM 1:01:03
10 VERMEERSCH Gianni CREDISHOP-FRISTADS 1:01:38
11 KAMP Ryan PAUWELS SAUZEN-BINGOAL 1:01:49
12 MEIN Thomas TORMANS CYCLO CROSS TEAM 1:02:03
13 SOETE Daan GROUP HENS-MAES CONTAINERS 1:02:07
14 ORTS LLORET Felipe TEIKA-BH-GSPORT 1:02:19
15 SWEECK Diether CREDISHOP-FRISTADS 1:02:33
16 KUHN Kevin TORMANS CYCLO CROSS TEAM 1:02:33
17 RONHAAR Pim PAUWELS SAUZEN-BINGOAL 1:02:35
18 VAN DER POEL David ALPECIN-FENIX 1:02:38
19 RÜEGG Timon 1:02:38
20 AERTS Thijs TELENET BALOISE LIONS 1:03:06
21 FERDINANDE Anton PAUWELS SAUZEN-BINGOAL 1:03:11
22 MERLIER Tim ALPECIN-FENIX 1:03:17
23 ROUILLER Loris ALPECIN-FENIX 1:03:29
24 MEEUSEN Tom GROUP HENS-MAES CONTAINERS 1:03:37
25 LOOCKX Lander GROUP HENS-MAES CONTAINERS 1:03:40
26 WHITE Curtis 1:03:47
27 AERNOUTS Jim TELENET BALOISE LIONS 1:03:56
28 VAN DIJKE Tim 1:04:03
29 SIEBENS Gianni 1:04:08
30 CLEPPE Nicolas TELENET BALOISE LIONS 1:04:10
31 SUAREZ FERNANDEZ Kevin NESTA-SKODA ALECAR CX TEAM 1:04:24
32 WYSEURE Joran 1:04:42
33 NYS Thibau TELENET BALOISE LIONS 1:04:50
34 WEBER Sascha 1:06:10
35 GUILLAUD Valentin 1:06:23
36 VERSTRYNGE Emiel TORMANS CYCLO CROSS TEAM 1:06:39
37 VAN DEN HAM Michael 1:06:55
38 DE BIE Sean 1:07:06
39 PHILIBERT Aurélien ARDENNES CROSS TEAM 1:07:11
40 VRACHTEN Arne 1:07:38
41 MAINGUENAUD Tom 1:07:55
42 ALDERWEIRELD Robin 1:08:14
43 BAERS Arne 1:08:51
44 JUNQUERA SAN MILLAN Mario -1 LAP
45 MORICHON Mathieu -1 LAP
46 DEJONGHE Len GROUP HENS-MAES CONTAINERS -1 LAP
47 GILLES Cyprien -1 LAP
48 JOT Hugo ARDENNES CROSS TEAM -1 LAP
49 REMONDET Valentin A.S BIKE CROSSTEAM -1 LAP
50 GYS Jens -1 LAP
51 TROPARDY Arthur -1 LAP
52 GACHIGNARD Thomas TEAM PODIOCOM CC -2 LAPS
53 VAN DEN BROECK Arno -2 LAPS
54 HAUSSLER Heinrich -2 LAPS
55 SALOMEZ Ydris PROXIMUS-ALPHAMOTORHOMES -2 LAPS
56 LAEVENS Justin PROXIMUS-ALPHAMOTORHOMES -3 LAPS
57 OGER Vincent -4 LAPS
VANTHOURENHOUT Dieter PAUWELS SAUZEN-BINGOAL DNF
VANDEBOSCH Toon PAUWELS SAUZEN-BINGOAL DNF
HENDRIKX Mees CREDISHOP-FRISTADS DNF
ROMBOUTS Seppe DNF
VERVOORT Wout DNF
AUFFRET Ronan TEAM PODIOCOM CC DNF
VAN CAMPENHOUT Jetze GROUP HENS-MAES CONTAINERS DNF
PEMEN Dolf PROXIMUS-ALPHAMOTORHOMES DNF

Women:

Ceylin Carmen

Ceylin Alvarado has the finish line all to herself. Photo: X2O Badkamers Trofee

1 ALVARADO Ceylin del Carmen ALPECIN-FENIX 45min 53sec
2 BRAND Lucinda TELENET BALOISE LIONS @ 19sec
3 BETSEMA Denise PAUWELS SAUZEN-BINGOAL @ 23sec
4 HONSINGER Clara @ 1min 30sec
5 CANT Sanne IKO-CRELAN @ 1min 36sec
6 VOS Marianne 0:47:43
7 BAKKER Manon CREDISHOP-FRISTADS 0:47:56
8 KASTELIJN Yara CREDISHOP-FRISTADS 0:48:12
9 VAS Kata Blanka 0:48:38
10 VAN EMPEL Fem PAUWELS SAUZEN-BINGOAL 0:48:46
11 VAN ALPHEN Aniek CREDISHOP-FRISTADS 0:49:01
12 ROCHETTE Maghalie 0:49:01
13 ARZUFFI Alice Maria 777 0:49:22
14 NORBERT RIBEROLLE Marion STARCASINO CX TEAM 0:49:30
15 LECHNER Eva STARCASINO CX TEAM 0:49:51
16 PIETERSE Puck ALPECIN-FENIX 0:49:59
17 KAY Anna STARCASINO CX TEAM 0:50:04
18 CLAUZEL Hélène A.S BIKE CROSSTEAM 0:50:11
19 COMPTON Katherine 0:50:15
20 PERSICO Silvia 0:50:25
21 VAN LOY Ellen TELENET BALOISE LIONS 0:50:29
22 VERHESTRAETEN Karen IKO-CRELAN 0:50:38
23 CLAUZEL Perrine A.S BIKE CROSSTEAM 0:50:48
24 MUNRO Madigan TREK FACTORY RACING CX 0:50:55
25 KEOUGH Kaitlin 0:51:03
26 TRUYEN Marthe TELENET BALOISE LIONS 0:51:33
27 FAHRINGER Rebecca 0:51:49
28 VAN DE STEENE Kim 0:52:08
29 MEISTROK Susanne PROXIMUS-ALPHAMOTORHOMES 0:52:19
30 ROOIJAKKERS Pauliena 0:52:37
31 MORICHON Anaïs 0:52:43
32 VERHOEVEN Suzanne 0:53:14
33 MCGILL Sidney 0:53:31
34 WRIGHT Sophie 0:53:39
35 KRÄHEMANN Lara 0:53:55
36 VAN DER BURG Esther PROXIMUS-ALPHAMOTORHOMES 0:54:34
37 DE WILDE Julie IKO-CRELAN 0:54:39
38 PORHEL Laura 0:54:41
39 LAQUEBE Amelie 0:54:45
40 VAN WUNSEL Lise 0:55:02
41 DOBBELAERE Jana 0:55:22
42 DEVIGNE Camille ARDENNES CROSS TEAM 0:55:29
43 STRAPPAZZON Marine TEAM PODIOCOM CC 0:55:32
44 BROUWERS Julie 0:56:13
45 CUETO VEGA Sara 0:56:56
46 BASTIAENSSEN Fauve 0:56:57
47 KELLY Siobhan 0:57:41
48 LE DANTEC Gwennig 0:58:20
49 BARTHELS Maïté -1 LAP
50 COOGAN CISEK Corey -1 LAP
51 MAES Shana TORMANS CYCLO CROSS TEAM -1 LAP
52 ZWAENEPOEL Tessa PROXIMUS-ALPHAMOTORHOMES -1 LAP
53 GEOGHEGAN Michelle -1 LAP
54 DE BRUYNE Meg -1 LAP
55 ROMBOUTS Tine -1 LAP
56 PARAJON FUENTES Maria -1 LAP