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Tabor: Mein U23 World Cup winner and leader!

Tabor: Mein U23 World Cup winner and leader!

The Cyclocross World Cup opening race in Tabor this Sunday was a big success for the Tormans Cyclo Cross Team. The riders from development team Tormans-Acrog, Zoë Backstedt and Marie Schreiber, gave a good example in the very first junior women's World Cup by finishing first and second. Great-Britain and France selected Thomas Mein and Théo Thomas for the U23 race. Thomas crashed in the start, but Mein immediately took de lead. The Briton lead the race in Czech from start to finish, taking his first victory of the season and becoming the first U23 World Cup leader. Théo Thomas moved to 14th position after his crash in the start.

Also in the Elite Men category, the riders of Tormans Cyclo Cross Team started well with Quinten Hermans, followed by Corné Van Kessel and Kevin Kuhn. Hermans and Van Kessel confirmed their good performance from the race in Kortrijk one day before. Together with a great race from Swiss rider Kevin Kuhn, this resulted in three top 10 places: Van Kessel 6th, Hermans 7th and Kuhn 9th. Michael Vanthourenhout won the race.

Thomas Mein:
« I didn’t feel great, but I lead the race from the start and the gap opened up soon. In the end I had good legs and I could win the World Cup in Tabor for a second time in a row. This time, I received the World Cup leader’s jersey on top! I’m already looking forward to race with the white jersey next month in Namur! »

U23 Men:
1.Thomas Mein
2.Ben Turner +0:31
3.Ivan Feijoo Alberte
14.Théo Thomas +2:38

Elite Men:
1.Michael Vanthourenhout
2.Eli Iserbyt +0:05
3.Wout Van Aert +0:12
6.Corné Van Kessel +0:51
7.Quinten Hermans +1:01
9.Kevin Kuhn +1:27