By Marcel Van Hoecke, Special to VeloNews
Bart Wellens scored his 15th victory of the season on Sunday at the Vlaamse Druivenveldrit, a Category 1 cyclo-cross in Overijse, Belgium.
The only question on his competitors’ minds these days is when Wellens will leave them behind. In Overijse, Wellens waited until the second lap to take off.
“I didn’t really start all that well,” said Wellens.
Regardless of how well he started, Wellens finished just fine – the gap quickly grew too big for the pursuit to close, leaving Mario De Clercq and Sven Nijs to settle for second and third, respectively.
Meanwhile, the newly crowned U.S. cyclo-cross champion, Jonathan Page, fell and had to run a half-lap before calling it a day.
1. Bart Wellens (B)
2. Mario De Clercq (B)
3. Sven Nijs (B)
4. Erwin Vervecken (B)
5. Ben Berden (B)
6. Tom Vannoppen (B)
7. Peter Van Santvliet (B)
8. Richard Groenendaal (Ned)
9. Sven Vanthourenhout (B)
10. Maxime Lefèbvre (F)