The Men’s Elite 2020 Cyclo-Cross European Championships finished today with a win by Eli Iserbyt (Belgium) in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
In the final medals table, the Netherlands national team came top with three gold medals, out of the four medals awarded, one silver and three bronze beating Belgium (one gold and one silver), Great Britain (one silver and one bronze) and Hungary (one silver).
The Men’s Elite race was literally dominated by the Belgian riders who set a particularly fast pace right from the start on the fast Dutch track, which quickly resulted in a leading group, then with Eli Iserbyt and his compatriot Michael Vanthourenhout at the front.
In the last three laps, Eli Iserbyt lead alone and sped to a solo win of the European title, ahead of Michael Vanthourenhout, who came second at 16”, and Lars van der Haar (Netherlands) third at 22”.
In the Men’s Under 23, the current World Champion, the Dutch rider Ryan Kamp, took the title after a fiercely fought battle, beating the British riders Thomas Mein and Cameron Mason, silver and bronze medallists.
The Dutch national team occupied the three podium steps for the Women’s Elite race with the World Champion Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado who won in the sprint after a close duel with Annemarie Worst, who finished second and Lucinda Brand in third place. The Dutch domination continued with Denise Betsema taking fourth place.
Dutch success also in the Women’s Under 23 with the young Puk Pieterse who had already won the Juniors title in 2019. She achieved a decisive victory in the main category, ahead of the Hungarian Kata Blanka Vas and Manon Bakker (Netherlands).
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