OKBET CYCLING : In the elite men’s division of the Trek CX Cup, Lars van der Haar came out on top
On Friday in Waterloo, Wisconsin, Lars van der Haar (Baloise Trek Lions) won the Trek CX Cup C1. The Dutchman won by just three seconds over Daan Soete (Deschacht-Hens-Maes) and five seconds over David Menut (AS Bike Racing).
Menut had to fight off a trio of riders in order to finish third, while Van der Haar and Soete were able to break away from a group of ten riders in the last lap. The next three finishers were the Alpine-Deceuninck squads of Toon Vandebosch (fourth), Timon Ruegg (fifth), and Thijs Aerts (sixth).
For his efforts, Michael Boros of Elkov Kasper Czech Cycling finished in seventh position, one spot ahead of the leading American rider, Curtis White (Steve Tilford Foundation).
With the route dry and the wind blowing strongly, the men’s race got off to a fast start, with the field of 56 riders spread out around the twisting circuit at the end of the second lap.
Everyone was staring at me. Therefore, I only waited for the right moment to strike. Someone else went when I wanted to go on the second-to-last lap. I had to give it my best in the last lap. Lucky for me, it was just enough,” Van der Haar told Cyclingnews after the race.
European cyclocross champion Van der Haar sprinted off the starting line first in the men’s C1 race, followed closely by teammate Aerts and Alpecin’s Vandebosch.
Van der Haar remained the race’s frontrunner, accelerating for several laps in under 5 minutes and forty seconds. By the halfway point, the Dutch rider had two companions in Soete and Ruegg, and the chase group behind was led by Vandebosch, Boros, Menut, Lander Loockx (Deschacht-Hens-Maes), Aerts, and White.
Tom Meeusen (Descchact-Hens-Maes) entered the action with four circuits remaining after an initial assault by White following the first flyover caused havoc among the leading group of 10.
Menut led Aerts, Soete, Vandebosch, Van der Haar, Ruegg, and White over the lengthy off-camber stretch leading to Factory Hill on the last lap after an assault from the front by Boros had dropped Loockx and Meeusen off the pace.
Lars van der Haar
Again, on the last half of the bell lap, Van der Haar and Soete surged clear. Van der Haar rocketed past the last flyover into the lead and earned his first victory of the season.
Despite the fact that the majority of the top riders will finish their two-race World Cup tour in the United States in Fayetteville, Arkansas on October 16, the C1 champion from Friday will travel home to the Netherlands following the Wisconsin doubleheader to be with his family.
After the birth of his daughter, Van der Haar decided to return home early from the next World Cup in Fayetteville since “the jet lag coming back from Fayetteville is a lot worse than from Chicago.”
|Pos.||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Lars van der Haar (Baloise Trek Lions)||0:57:10|
|2||Daan Soete (Deschacht – Hens – Maes)||0:00:03|
|3||David Menut (AS Bike Racing)||0:00:05|
|4||Toon Vandebosch (Alpecin-Deceuninck)||0:00:06|
|5||Timon Ruegg (Cross Team Legendre)|
|6||Thijs Aerts (Balois Trek Lions)||0:00:07|
|7||Michael Boros (ELKOV KASPER Czech Cycling Team)||0:00:10|
|8||Curtis White (Steve Tilford Foundation Racing)||0:00:11|
|9||Lander Loockx (Deschacht – Hens – Maes)||0:00:13|
|10||Tom Meeusen (Deschacht – Hens – Maes)||0:00:42|
|11||Caleb Swartz (Giant/ENVE)||0:01:04|
|12||Remi Lelandais (Cross Team Legendre)||0:01:21|
|13||Andrew Dillman (Ignition p/b Rigd-Leitner)||0:01:38|
|14||Michael van den Ham (Giant x Easton)||0:01:40|
|15||Andrew Strohmeyer (CX Hairs Devo:Trek Bikes)||0:01:56|
|16||Lance Haidet (L39ION of Los Angeles)||0:02:08|
|17||Jules van Kempen (Alpha Bicycle Company – Groove Silverthorne)||0:02:15|
|18||Jack Spranger (Bear CX)||0:02:35|
|19||Brian Matter (Linear Sport Racing Trek Shimano)||0:02:37|
|20||Cody Scott (Giant Canada)||0:02:42|
|21||Dillon Mcneill (CX Hairs Devo: Trek Bikes)||0:02:43|
|22||Daxton Mock (CX Hairs)|
|23||Sam Noel (Competitive Edge Racing)||0:02:47|
|24||Brannan Fix (Fix Racing)||0:02:49|
|25||Casey Hildebrandt (Broken Spoke)||0:02:55|
|27||Luke Valenti (Toronto Hustle)||0:03:11|
|28||Andrew Giniat (PSCX Team)|
|29||Ben Frederick (The Small Monsters Project pb Ornot/Ritchey)||0:03:31|
|30||Alexander Woodford (Ride With Rendall)||0:03:43|
|32||Brody Sanderson (AWI Racing P/B The Crank & Sprocket Bicycle Co.)||0:04:03|
|33||Lucas Stierwalt (ProTerra Racing)||0:04:14|
|34||Nicholas Lando (Competitive Edge Racing)||0:04:18|
|36||Owen Brenneman (CXHAIRS Devo : Trek Bikes)||0:04:42|
|37||Trevor Odonnell (Lakeside Storage pb Bicycles Plus)||0:05:01|
|38||Alexandre Vialle (Toyota St-Eustache)||0:05:24|
|39||Ryder Uetrecht (PROTERRA RACING)||0:05:27|
|40||Wanja Russenberger (Bauer Sport Cycling Team)|
|41||Adam Mote (ODA)|
|42||Frederick Junge (Broom Wagon Works)|
|43||Seamus Oconnor-walker (Donkey Label Racing)|
|44||Henry Conaway (Bissell ABG Giant)|
|45||Nathan Knowles (PROTERRA RACING)|
|46||Aiden Mapel (Competitive Edge Racing)|
|47||Jeremy Bloyd-peshkin (Chicago Cuttin Crew)|
|48||William Hardin (Project Echelon Racing)|
|49||Benjamin Sweet (Hardwood Nextwave)|
|50||Jon Okenfuss (Freewheelin Community Bikes)|
|51||Jesse Rients (KUHL Cycling Team)|
|DNF||Lukas Herrmann (Heizomat Radteam p/b Kloster Kitchen)|
|DNF||Marcis Shelton (Bear CX)|
|DNF||Mark Myles (MM Racing p/b Be Real Sports)|
|DNF||David Haverdings (Balois Trek Lions)|
|DNS||Tobin Ortenblad (Santa Cruz Bicycles)|
|DNS||Matteo Oppizzi (Schmolke)|
|DNS||Felipe Nystrom (Costa Rica)|
|DNS||Allan Schroeder (CSVelo)|
|DNS||Joshua Bauer (Donkey Label)|
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