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Vanthourenhout scores as Nys bobbles in Eernegem

Sven Vanthourenhout won the Flemish Houtlandcross in Eernegem (West-Flanders) on Saturday over Sven Nys with Czech Kamil Ausbuher third. The three racers escaped early, with a group of 11 in pursuit. At midrace, Ausbuher fell off the pace. Then, on the final descent, Nys slowed down and had to put a foot out – Vanthourenhout took his chance and put a gap of 50 meters between himself and Nys that held until the finish. "I had to strike hard, I did not get this victory for free," said Vanthourenhout. "I forced the race from the beginning on, joined by Nys and the Czech. When Nys made a

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By Marcel van Hoecke

Nys bobbled and had to settle for second

Nys bobbled and had to settle for second

Photo: Marcel van Hoecke

Sven Vanthourenhout won the Flemish Houtlandcross in Eernegem (West-Flanders) on Saturday over Sven Nys with Czech Kamil Ausbuher third.

The three racers escaped early, with a group of 11 in pursuit. At midrace, Ausbuher fell off the pace. Then, on the final descent, Nys slowed down and had to put a foot out – Vanthourenhout took his chance and put a gap of 50 meters between himself and Nys that held until the finish.

“I had to strike hard, I did not get this victory for free,” said Vanthourenhout. “I forced the race from the beginning on, joined by Nys and the Czech. When Nys made a technical mistake I took my chance. Again, a victory in front of my local fans – I’m very satisfied.”

As for Nys, he said, “I could not afford to fall, so that is when Vanthourenhout could escape. I could not close a gap of 50 meters. This was very intensive training, bearing in mind the cross in Vossem tomorrow. I am in perfect shape.”

Results
1. Sven Vanthourenhout
2. Sven Nys
3. Kamil Ausbuher
4. Erwin Verveken
5. Mario De Clercq
6. Davy Commeyne
7. Wim Jacobs
8. John Gadret
9. Enrico Franzoi
10. Camiel Van den Bergh
11. Jonathan Page
12. Tom Vannoppen
13. Peter Van Santvliet
14. Zdenek Mlynar
15. David Willemsens
16. Bjorn Rondelez
17. Jeremy Powers
18. Dariusz Gil
19. Fontana Alessandro
20. Tadeusz Korzenniewski
21. Maxim Debusschere
22. Christophe Roodhooft
23. Ronny Poelvoorde
24. Pedro Rosselle
25. Valentijn Ponseele
26. Harm Vandekerckhove
27. Peter Vehofstadt
28. Andy Catteceur
29. John Naert
30. Birger Allary