After having twice finished in fourth place, Quinten Hermans was rewarded this Sunday with his first podium of the season on the dirt in Gieten. The Belgian stood out alongside his compatriot Toon Aerts in this opening Superprestige race, contested in the north of the Netherlands in the rain. The duo were able to quickly build a 30-second lead over the first chasers Iserbyt and Sweeck. Hermans showed skill on the bumpy, slippery course, and managed to join Aerts again after a puncture in the fifth of eight laps. In the penultimate lap, Aerts managed to make the difference in the pit lane, regularly solicited in this cross. He won with 23 seconds ahead of Quinten Hermans, with Corné Van Kessel closing the top 10.
The riders of Tormans Cyclo Cross Team also competed in France and Belgium this Sunday. For his second Coupe de France race in Pierric in two days, Théo Thomas took 12th place. Antwerp champion Shana Maes was fourth in Kasterlee.