Wout Van Aert put its own mark on the Italian round of the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup Telenet in Fiuggi.
The world champion had to fight in the initial stages of the race with German Marcel Meisen, who has tried to embarrass the champion with a great pace set in the many climbs and technical descents.
In the second part of the race, however, Wout Van Aert opened the throttle, and the others had to struggle just to the reserve positions. Marcel Meisen pushed hard to take second place with Tom Meeusen in third.
“I would like to thank all the Italian fans because they are special”, said Van Aert at the press conference. ”It was very nice to race here in Fiuggi, and I want to congratulate the organizing committee for the beautiful circuit where we could compete . It was very technical and weather conditions have made it more difficult. Yesterday, during the test of the path, I knew it would not be easy. I am well and I also feel confident ahead of the next World: I think the fact that Meisen and Meeusen finished second and third reflects the fact that we can all be very competitive.”
|1||Wout Van Aert (Crelan-Charles)|
|2||Marcel Meisen (Kuota Lotto)|
|3||Tom Meeusen (Telenet Fidea Lions)|
|4||Kevin Pauwels (Marlux-Napoleon Games)|
|5||Tim Merlier (Crelan-Vastgoedservice)|
|6||Michael Vanthourenhout (Marlux-Napoleon Games)|
|7||Klaas Vantornout (Marlux-Napoleon Games)|
|8||Lars Van Der Haar (Giant-Alpecin)|
|9||Jim Aernouts (Telenet Fidea Lions)|
|10||Corne Van Kessel (Telenet Fidea Lions)|