Dutch Championship

Van Kessel added another medal to his collection

Despite a disrupted preparation following his heavy crash in Baal on New Year’s Day, Dutchman Corné van Kessel left the Rucphen circuit with the silver medal, edged out by only Lars van der Haar. Having got off to a strong start, he quickly found himself in pursuit behind the European champion. Joined for a time by Mees Hendrikx who then left him behind, van Kessel clawed his way back to the powerful 21-year-old rider. Using his experience, van Kessel got rid of his opponent to secure second place and ensure that the six Tormans Cyclo Cross Team riders competing this Sunday finish on the podium in their respective championships.

« In a championship you always dream to win the title, but Lars van der Haar was the main favorite. With this silver medal I achieved the best possible result today and I can be satisfied with that, especially regarding the past week. It’s nice to add another medal to my collection after three years without. I’m also proud that almost all riders of the team finished on the podium! »

RESULTS

Elite men
1.Lars van der HaarBaloise Trek Lions1:02:05
2.CORNE VAN KESSELTormans CX+0:51CORNE VAN KESSEL
3.Mees HendrikxIKO Crelan+0:58

General Classification

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