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Photo Gallery: Vervecken takes Superprestige in Hoogstraten

Spaar Select’s Erwin Vervecken won the sixth round of cyclo-cross’s Superprestigeseries in Hogstraten, Belgium.Vervecken beat a trio of fellow Belgians in this final major event beforenext week’s world championship race in Pont-Château, France.Defending world and Belgian champion Bart Wellens came back from mechanicaldifficulties but was too exhausted to contest a three-up sprint, satisfiedwith third and a victory by his Spaar Select teammate.American Jonathan Page finished 18th, while his U.S. teammate Jackson Stewart trailed in at 40th and Andy Jacques-Maynes did not finish. American Jeremy

By Marcel Van Hoecke, Special to VeloNews

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Spaar Select’s Erwin Vervecken won the sixth round of cyclo-cross’s Superprestigeseries in Hogstraten, Belgium.Vervecken beat a trio of fellow Belgians in this final major event beforenext week’s world championship race in Pont-Château, France.Defending world and Belgian champion Bart Wellens came back from mechanicaldifficulties but was too exhausted to contest a three-up sprint, satisfiedwith third and a victory by his Spaar Select teammate.American Jonathan Page finished 18th, while his U.S. teammate Jackson Stewart trailed in at 40th and Andy Jacques-Maynes did not finish. American Jeremy Powers crashed out of the U23 men’s race and injured his elbow. No word on his condition was available as of Monday morning.While Wellens finishe third, he nonetheless retains the overall lead in the eight-race series, which resumes a week after world’s in Harnes, France.Results Hoogstraten:
1. Erwin Vervecken (B), in 1:00:38
2. Tom Vannoppen (B) s.t.
3. Bart Wellens (B), at  0:05.
4. Sven Nijs (B), at 0:51.
5. Maxime Lefebvre (F), at 0:54.
6. Arne Daelmans (B), at 1:07.
7. Ben Berden (B), at 1:28.
8. Peter Van Santvliet (B), at 1:29.
9. Sven Vanthourenhout (B), at 1:42.
10. Richard Groenendaal (Nl) s.t.
 
Others:
18. Jonathan Page (USA)
19. Roger Hammond (GB)
39. Jackson Stewart (USA)
40. Kris Smits
 Overall standings after 6 of 8 rounds:
1. Bart Wellens (B) 166 pts
2. Sven Nys (B)  133
3. Erwin Vervecken (B) 106
4. Tom Vannoppen (B) 105
5. Ben Berden (B)  97
6. Sven Vanthourenhout (B) 92
7. Peter Van Santvliet (B) 75
8. Richard Groenendaal (Nl) 70
Arne Daelmans (B) 70
10. Davy Commeyne (B) 57
11. Maxime Lefebvre (F) 53
 

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