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Vanthourenhout wins Cyclocross Middelkerke

Sven Vanthourenhout (Quick Step) won the Cyclocross Middelkerke in Belgium on Saturday, nearly a lap up on his nearest competition. Davy Commeyne was second with Peter Van Santvliet third. World champion Bart Wellens (Fidea) took a fall and stopped during the race. Wellens wasn’t seriously hurt, and will start Sunday’s Superprestige race in Ruddervoorde. Frank Vanderbroucke (MrBookmaker.com) started his first cyclocross today, finding himself lapped after three go-rounds, along with Nico Mattan (Relax-Bodysol). After his strong showing today, Vanthourenhout clearly is on the right track to

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By Marcel van Hoecke

Vanthourenhout puts the hurt on the field on Saturday

Vanthourenhout puts the hurt on the field on Saturday

Photo: Marcel van Hoecke

Sven Vanthourenhout (Quick Step) won the Cyclocross Middelkerke in Belgium on Saturday, nearly a lap up on his nearest competition. Davy Commeyne was second with Peter Van Santvliet third.

World champion Bart Wellens (Fidea) took a fall and stopped during the race. Wellens wasn’t seriously hurt, and will start Sunday’s Superprestige race in Ruddervoorde.

Frank Vanderbroucke (MrBookmaker.com) started his first cyclocross today, finding himself lapped after three go-rounds, along with Nico Mattan (Relax-Bodysol).

After his strong showing today, Vanthourenhout clearly is on the right track to more victories. But asked whether he could be considered the favorite in Ruddervoorde, he replied: “I don’t think so.”

Cyclocross Middelkerke (C2)
Middelkerke, Belgium. October 16.

1. Sven Vanthourenhout (B), Quick Step
2. Davy Commeyne (B), MrBookmaker.com
3. Peter Van Santvliet (B), Fidea
4. Mario De Clercq (B), MrBookmaker.com
5. David Willemsens (B)
6. Björn Rondelez (B), Chocolade Jacques
7. Christian Heule (Swi), Stevens
8. Wim Jacobs (B), Fidea
9. Anders Klinkby (Den), Vejen BC
10. Geert Vandaele (B)