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Sunday, November 19, 2023

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Superprestige Merksplas-Aardbeiencross results

This is not a race we cover, but here are the top placers of both the women's & men's races.

Women:

Ceylin Del Carmen Alvarado wins again.

1 Ceylin Del Carmen Alvarado Alpecin-Deceuninck 41min 3sec
2 Lucinda Brand Baloise Trek Lions @ 26sec
3 Marion Norbert Riberolle Crelan-Corendon 1:11
4 Annemarie Worst Cyclocross Reds 1:21
5 Denise Betsema Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal 1:23
6 Aniek Van Alphen Cyclocross Reds 1:29
7 Manon Bakker Crelan-Corendon 1:35
8 Inge Van Der Heijden Crelan-Corendon 1:45
9 Sanne Cant Crelan-Corendon 1:50
10 Alicia Franck De Ceuster-Bonache 2:27

 

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Men:

Winner Joris Nieuwenhuis is under that mud.

1 Joris Nieuwenhuis Baloise Trek Lions 1hr 3min 19sec
2 Eli Iserbyt Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal @ 1min 36sec
3 Niels Vandeputte Alpecin-Deceuninck 1:46
4 Felipe Orts Lloret Teika-BH-Gsport 1:58
5 Gerben Kuypers Circus-Reuz-Technord 2:19
6 Kevin Kuhn Circus-Reuz-Technord 2:32
7 Jens Adams Lotto-X-Oats 2:44
8 Laurens Sweeck Crelan-Corendon 2:53
9 Lander Loockx TBT-Unibet 2:56
10 Witse Meeussen Crelan-Corendon 2:57

 


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Team Israel-Premier Tech looks back on Stevie Williams Arctic Race of Norway win

The team posted this:

RACE: Arctic Race of Norway, stages three and four
DATE: Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 August

Sometimes race photography, especially from early season races in Europe, struggles to convey what the conditions were really like for riders. The image of Stevie Williams celebrating his stage three success at the Arctic Race of Norway in mid-August leaves little to the imagination.

The Welshman’s face looks a little fatigued. A neckwarmer sits loosely under his chin, while his arms and hands are covered by clothing normally reserved for the winter months. Most of the riders he beat to claim his first victory for IPT on the island of Havøya sprinted for the line in their rain jackets, sacrificing any aero gains for that extra bit of warmth. On a deeply unpleasant day, Williams and his IPT teammates delivered a classy and arguably underrated performance.

He said: “The main thing was trying to stay warm and trying to make sure we did all the basics right.”

Stevie Williams wins 2023 Arctice Race of Norway stage three.


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Guy Sagiv kept the day’s breakaway in check to begin. Then, when rival teams wanted to split the race in crosswind-affected sections, Reto Hollenstein and Daryl Impey kept everything together. On the short but sharp climb up to the finish line at Havøysund, Marco Frigo set an unforgiving pace to weaken the opposition. Dylan Teuns attacked before Williams countered it beautifully.

“It was great teamwork today and I’m really happy to finish it off like that,” he said.

The second part of a job well done came the following day. Teuns – who placed fifth on stage three – remained active in the main group, covering surges and even rolling the dice for his chances, before sprinting to a solid eighth place on the line. Williams rode confidently and attentively, ensuring that Astana Qazaqstan Team’s Christian Scaroni didn’t overturn his one-second deficit on GC.

“Both Stevie and Dylan were good enough to win the race,” said sports director Steve Bauer. “It was a great ride, so congratulations to them and the whole team.”

Shortly after this victory, IPT announced that Williams will stay with the team through to the end of 2025.

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