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2022 Cyclocross Koppenberg (C-1)
Oudenaarde, Belgium

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

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Weather at the race city of Oudenaarde at 12:15 PM, local time: 15C (58F), sunny, with the wind from the southwest at 32 km/hr (20 mph). There is a 1% chance of rain during the afternoon.

Complete results: Men | Women

Men Start list

Lars van der Haar wins a big one. Photo: Belga/David Pintens

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The race: Here is a machine-translation of the race organizer's report.

Lars van der Haar was able to leave Eli Iserbyt and Michael Vanthourenhout in the last hectometers of the Koppenbergcross and triumphed on top of Melden's hump.

“I am happy, very happy. I've wanted to win this one all my career and I felt it was possible today. Then I had to fall again on the last lap and I was completely mad. I felt I was better and I never panicked, but I didn't want to drive there too fast so as not to counter Eli and finish it in the sprint.

"If you are just a little better explosively, you can make up for an incredible amount in such a small piece. Most of all I was afraid that Eli would pass me by, but that didn't happen. I'm completely crazy about the rats, but I have peaked at this period and will not just give up this sweater. I am very proud to have won it last year and want to defend that title,” said the lucky winner of the X²O Trophy at the Koppenberg.

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Complete results:

1 Lars van der Haar Baloise Trek Lions 1hr 3min 30sec
2 Eli Iserbyt Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal @ 5sec
3 Michael Vanthourenhout Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal 0:11
4 Jens Adams Hollebeekhoeve Cycling Team 0:34
5 Pim Ronhaar Baloise Trek Lions 1:01
6 Lander Loockx Deschacht - Hens-Maes 1:18
7 Thibau Nys Baloise Trek Lions 1:26
8 Toon Vandebosch Alpecin-Deceuninck 1:48
9 Thomas Mein Hope Factory Racing 2:13
10 Niels Vandeputte Alpecin-Deceuninck 2:23
11 Seppe Rombouts RB Zelfbouw UCT 2:38
12 Sander De Vet Basso Team Flanders 2:57
13 Gilles Mottiez Cross Team Legendre 3:27
14 Thijs Aerts Baloise Trek Lions 4:04
15 Dolf Pemen Proximus-Alphamotorhomes 4:10
16 Robin Alderweireld Team Atom 6 4:24
17 Gerben Kuypers Proximus-Alphamotorhomes 5:50
18 Florian Hamm Schamel-Kloster Kitchen 6:00
19 Koen Van Dijke TWC Het Snelle Wiel 6:15
20 Grégory Careme E.C Wallonie 7:26
21 Raphaël Kockelmann Crabbe Toitures-CC Chevigny - 1 lap
22 David Eriksson Molndals Cykelklub -2 laps
23 Frederik Hähnel Berthold Rad Team -2 laps
24 Jens Teirlinck Cyclocross Team MJ Wood -3 laps
25 Oscar Hutchings Team Tor 2000 -3 laps
26 Francois Chastagner Annequin Cycling Team -4 laps
27 Gauthier Heymes CC Sarrebourgeois -5 laps

 

Men's start list with back numbers, October 30, 2022:

1 Lars Van Der Haar BALOISE TREK LIONS
2 Eli Iserbyt PAUWELS SAUZEN-BINGOAL
3 Michael Vanthourenhout PAUWELS SAUZEN-BINGOAL
4 Vincent Baestaens SPITS CX TEAM
5 Daan Soete DESCHACHT-HENS-MAES
6 Toon Vandebosch ALPECIN-DECEUNINCK
7 Niels Vandeputte ALPECIN-DECEUNINCK
8 Corné Van Kessel TORMANS-CIRCUS CX TEAM
9 Michael Boros CEZ CYKLO TEAM TABOR
10 Pim Ronhaar BALOISE TREK LIONS
11 Jens Adams HOLLEBEEKHOEVE CYCLING TEAM
12 Tom Meeusen DESCHACHT-HENS-MAES
13 Thibau Nys BALOISE TREK LIONS
14 Thijs Aerts BALOISE TREK LIONS
15 Thomas Mein TORMANS CYCLO CROSS TEAM
16 Lander Loockx DESCHACHT-HENS-MAES
17 Anton Ferdinande DESCHACHT-HENS-MAES
18 Gerben Kuypers PROXIMUS-ALPHAMOTORHOMES-DOLTCINI
19 Gilles Mottiez CROSS TEAM LEGENDRE
20 David Eriksson MÖLNDALS CYKELKLUBB
21 Florian Hamm SCHAMEL P/B KLOSTER KITCHEN
22 Seppe Rombouts RB ZELFBOUW UCT
23 Raphaël Kockelmann CRABBE TOITURES-CC CHEVIGNY
24 Yentl Bekaert BALOISE TREK LIONS
25 Koen Van Dijke TWC HET SNELLE WIEL
26 Cameron Jette INDIVIDUEEL
27 Sander De Vet BASSO TEAM FLANDERS
28 Frederik Hähnel
29 Robin Alderweireld TEAM ATOM 6
30 Kenay De Moyer CROSS TEAM LEGENDRE
31 Dolf Pemen PROXIMUS-ALPHAMOTORHOMES-DOLTCINI
32 Damon Bellon BELLONI CYCLING TEAM
33 Oscar Hutchings TEAM TOR 2000
34 Gauthier Heymes CC SARREBOURGEOIS
35 Jens Teirlinck CYCLOCROSS TEAM MJ WOOD
36 Andy Ruts ACROG-TORMANS
37 Geoffrey Rausch CRABBE TOITURES-CC CHEVIGNY
38 François Chastagner ANNEQUIN CYCLING TEAM

 


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Women: Start list

Fem Van Empel has left everyone else behind. Photo: Belga/David Pintens

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The race: Here's is a machine-translation of the race organizer's report.

Dutchwoman Fem van Empel dominated the Koppenbergcross for the elite women. She has been the woman to beat in the field for several weeks and she also fulfilled that favorite role in this Soudal Ladies Trophy. Denise Betsema and Shirin van Anrooij battled for the other two podium places on the flanks of the mythical slope in Oudenaarde.

It was Marie Schreiber who took the hole shot at the top of the Koppenberg. The big favorites were already on her wheel when she turned up, ready to fight a fierce battle. It didn't take long before Shirin Van Anrooij, Denise Betsema and Fem van Empel took over the leadership The trio immediately took a nice lead over the rest of the field and did not let last year's winner Clara Honsinger enter the competition. It didn't take long before Fem van Empel ran off alone.

“This is my favorite race,” she already knew before the race. After another impressive solo, she was allowed to take the cobblestone home with her. “In any case, this one will have a nice place. It is the third time that I have started here, three times is a charm, they say. I wasn't supposed to be in the lead this early, but I noticed pretty quickly that my legs were very good. This match was the perfect dress rehearsal for me for next week's European Championship.”

Denise Betsema and Shirin van Anrooij fought a nice battle for the two remaining podium places and in the end it was Betsema who was able to shake off her competitor. “I was able to save a bit in the wheel thanks to Fem and was able to figure out the parts where I was stronger than Shirin. I gave everything until the finish because this classification arrives on time. 40 seconds is a lot, I had hoped to keep the gap a little smaller," said Betsema, Fem van Empel's teammate at Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal.

Strong performance also from our young compatriot Kiona Crabbé. The 21-year-old finished eighth on the flanks of the Koppenberg. Frenchwoman Pauline Ferrand-Prevot was the unlucky person of the day. She had to deal with bad luck in the initial phase and also had to walk on the cobblestones the last time. Not the best start to her cyclocross campaign.

Complete results:

1 Fem Van Empel Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal 45min 19sec
2 Denise Betsema Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal @ 52sec
3 Shirin Van Anrooij Baloise Trek Lions 1:14
4 Clara Honsinger Cannondale 2:04
5 Marie Schreiber Tormans Cyclo Cross Team 2:44
6 Aniek Van Alphen 777 3:10
7 Isabella Holmgren Cycling Canada 4:36
8 Kiona Crabbe Crelan-Fristads 4:39
9 Ava Holmgren Harwood Next 4:41
10 Ella Maclean-Howell Tofauti Everyone Active 4:43
11 Cat Ferguson Hope Factory Racing 5:23
12 Pauline Ferrand-Prevot INEOS Grenadiers 6:15
13 Millie Couzens Crelan-Fristads 6:27
14 Xan Crees Sprectra Wiggle 6:35
15 Lore De Schepper AA Drink Young Lions 6:54
16 Suzanne Verhoeven De Ceuster-Bonache 7:04
17 Shanyl De Schoesitter Bert Contaners-Doltcini 7:17
18 Zina Barhoumi RSC Aaretal Munsingen 7:32
19 Elizabeth Mckinnon Montezuma's Race Team 7:44
20 Alice Colling Elizabeth Shibden Cycling Club 7:48
21 Imogen Wolff Shibden Cycling Club 7:53
22 Cleo Kiekens Acrog-Tormans 7:56
23 Kim Van De Steene Never Give up 8:06
24 Larissa Hartog Giant LIV Benelux 8:13
25 Rosanne Breugelmans Pissei-Group TO.M. 8:15
26 Audrey De Keersmaeker De Ceuster-Bonache 8:20
27 Ellen Van Loy De Ceuster-Bonache 8:42
28 Francesca Baroni Pissei-Group T.O.M. 8:54
29 Nele De Vos Never Give up 8:55
30 Sterre Vervloet Lotto Soudal Ladies 9:00
31 Nina Berton CT Attertdaul 9:07
32 Adele Hurteloup Offraod Wilink Brussels Cycling 9:19
33 Elsa Westenfelder Eurocrossacademy 9:34
34 Jana Dobbelaere Individual 9:45
35 Kaya Musgrave Eurocrossacademy -1 lap
36 Esther Wong Shibden Cycling Club -1 lap
37 Emily De Cuyper Pissei-Group T.O.M. -1 lap
38 Lies'L Schevenels De Ceuster-Bonache -1 lap
39 Ella Brenneman Eurocrossacademy -1 lap
40 Tine Rombouts Acrog-Tormans -1 lap
41 Christiane Bilodeau Cycling Canada -1 lap
42 Floor Van Elsacker Acrog-Tormans -1 lap
43 Layla Barthels LP07 Schifflange -1 lap
44 Kim Van De Putte Individual -1 lap
45 Finley Aspholm Eurocrossacademy -1 lap
46 Corey Coogan Cisek Triple C Racing-WP Cycles -1 lap
47 Carys Lloyd Isobel VC Londres -1 lap
48 Kiona Dhont De Ceuster-Bonache -2 laps
49 Alexe De Raedemaeker AA Drink Young Lions -2 laps
50 Amelia Cebak Team MK -2 laps
51 Larissa Rossner VC Eschenbach -2 laps
52 Lucie Francois Offraod Wilink Brussels Cycling -2 laps
53 Jolisa Verschueren Never Give up -2 laps
54 Jo Blanchaert Individual -2 laps

 

Women's start list with back numbers, October 30, 2022:

2 Sanne Cant CRELAN-FRISTADS
3 Denise Betsema PAUWELS SAUZEN-BINGOAL
4 Fem Van Empel PAUWELS SAUZEN-BINGOAL
5 Annemarie Worst 777
6 Puck Pieterse ALPECIN-DECEUNINCK
7 Ceylin Del Carmen Alvarado ALPECIN-DECEUNINCK
8 Shirin Van Anrooij BALOISE-TREK
9 Clara Honsinger
10 Mario Norbert Riberolle CRELAN-FRISTADS
11 Aniek Van Alphen 777
13 Marie Schreiber TORMANS-CIRCUS CYCLO CROSS TEAM
14 Anna Kay 777
15 Ava Holmgren HARDWOOD NEXT
16 Suzanne Verhoeven DE CEUSTER-BONACHE CYCLING TEAM
17 Ellen Van Loy DE CEUSTER-BONACHE CYCLING TEAM
18 Isabella Holmgren CYCLING CANADA
19 Ella Maclean-Howell TOFAUTI EVERYONE ACTIVE
20 Xan Crees TEAM SPECTRA WIGGLE P/B VITUS
21 Francesca Baroni PISSEI-GROUP T.O.M.
22 Millie Couzens PLANTUR-PURA
23 Zina Barhoumi RSC AARETAL MÜNSINGEN
24 Ella Brenneman EUROCROSSACADEMY
25 Jana Dobbelaere INDIVIDUEEL
26 Christiane Bilodeau CYCLING CANADA
27 Fauve Bastiaenssen PISSEI-GROEP T.O.M.
28 Elizabeth Mckinnon MONTEZUMA´S RACE TEAM
29 Corey Coogan Cisek TRIPLE C RACING-WP CYCLES
30 Kaya Musgrave EUROCROSSACADEMY
31 Sterre Vervloet LOTTO SOUDAL LADIES
32 Elsa Westenfelder EUROCROSSACADEMY
33 Libby Bell GARDEN SHED UK-RIBBLE-VERGE SPORT
34 Maïté Barthels LP07 SCHIFFLANGE
35 Finley Aspholm EUROCROSSACADEMY
36 Audrey De Keersmaeker DE CEUSTER-BONACHE CYCLING TEAM
37 Vida Lopez De San Roman EUROCROSSACADEMY
38 Layla Barthels LP07 SCHIFFLANGE
39 Nina Berton CT ATERTDAUL
40 Alice Colling Elisabeth SHIBDEN CYCLING CLUB
41 Cat Ferguson HOPE FACTORY RACING
42 Adele Hurteloup TEAM OFFROAD WILINK BRUSSELS CYCLING
43 Lies´L Schevenels DE CEUSTER-BONACHE CYCLING TEAM
44 Larissa Rossner VC ESCHENBACH
45 Anouk Schmitz CYCLING TEAM ATERDAUL
46 Imogen Wolff SHIBDEN CYCLING CLUB
47 Shanyl De Schoesitter BERT CONTAINERS-DOLTCINI
48 Lara Defour MULTUM ACCOUNTANTS LADIES CYCLING TEAM
49 Carys Lloyd VC LONDRES
50 Tine Rombouts ACROG-TORMANS
51 Cleo Kiekens ACROG-TORMANS
52 Rosanne Breugelmans PISSEI-GROEP T.O.M.
53 Esther Wong SHIBDEN CYCLING CLUB
54 Alexe De Raedemaeker AA DRINK YOUNG LIONS
55 Pauline Ferrand-Prevot CANYON SRAM
56 Kim Van De Steene NEVER GIVE UP BY JOLIEN VERSCHUEREN
57 Mia Rutterford ICENI VELO
58 Aoife Bakovic CYCLING TEAM LIMBURG
59 Emily De Cuyper PISSEI-GROUP T.O.M.
60 Merel Vandevelde BIKE-ADVICE CYCLING TEAM
61 Nele De Vos NEVER GIVE UP BY JOLIEN VERSCHUEREN
62 Kim Van De Putte INDIVIDUEEL
63 Amelia Cebak TEAM MK
64 Lucie Francois TEAM OFF ROAD WILINK-BRUSSELS CYCLING
65 Jo Blanchaert INDIVIDUEEL
66 Kiona Dhont DE CEUSTER-BONACHE CYCLING TEAM
67 Tessa Zwaenepoel PROXIMUS-ALPHAMOTORHOMES-DOLTCINI
68 Jolisa Verschueren NEVER GIVE UP BY JOLIEN VERSCHUEREN
69 Laura Greenhalgh IMPERIAL RACING TEAM
70 Larissa Hartog GIANT LIV BENELUX OFFROAD TEAM
71 Ilken Seynave UCT CYCLING TEAM
72 Floor Van Elsacker ACROG-TORMANS

 


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