This Sunday, five riders of Tormans Cyclo Cross Team participated in the final events of the European Championships which were organized this weekend on the Col du VAM in Drenthe (The Netherlands). One day after the solid performance of the male trio in the U23 category, it was Marie Schreiber’s turn to race in the U23 Women’s race, before Quinten Hermans, (Belgium), Kevin Kuhn (Switzerland), Thomas Mein (Great-Britain) and Corné Van Kessel (The Netherlands) concluded the event.
Marie Schreiber, representing Luxembourg, brilliantly performed in the continuation of her victory in Contern one week before. The 18 year old showed courage on the muddy parcours in her first championship in the U23 category and finished 7th.
The quartet of Tormans Cyclo Cross Team lined up for the Elite Men’s race at 15h. The start was marked by a big crash in which Kevin Kuhn was involved. The Swiss rider had to run back to the pits and lost precious time. Also Corné van Kessel had bad luck, because he was forced to abandon after he crashed into the barriers. But Quinten Hermans, in contrary, led the race from the first lap. Progressively, he set the rhythm and dropped his competitors one by one.
After an impressive acceleration on the Col du VAM halfway through the race, Hermans was alone in the race lead with an advantage of 15 seconds. With the support of the home crowd, Dutchman Lars van der Haar managed to join the Belgian rider two laps before the end. He overtook Hermans and defeated the Belgian rider with 25 seconds. Despite his difficult beginning of the race, Kevin Kuhn kept battling and finished in 14th place.