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2022 Vlaamse Druivenveldrit Cross
(World Cup)

Overijse, Belgium

63rd edition: Sunday, November 20, 2022

Vlaamse Druivenveldrit Overijse Cross podium history | 2021 edition | 2023 edition | Course map

Weather at the race city of Overijse, Belgium, at 1:50 PM, local time: 8C (46F), raining, with the wind from the south at 19 km/hr (12 mph). Occasional rain is forecast to continue through 6:00 PM.

Results: Men | Women

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Men: Start list

A muddy Michael Vanthourenhout wins a big one.

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The race: Here's the report from second-place Tom Pidcock's Team INEOS Grenadiers:

Tom Pidcock bounced back from a mechanical on the start line and a late crash to finish just three seconds behind winner Michael Vanthourenhout in driving rain.

The World Champion suffered an early setback as he had a bike issue as the race started, dropping to 31st overall, but a superb effort saw him carve through the field to make the front group of three by the second lap.

Pidcock was joined by Vanthourenhout and Eli Iserbyt, until the latter was distanced in the following lap.

Pidcock then gained a small advantage over Vanthourenhout as the laps progressed, both riders managing the technical course in terrible conditions.

The pivotal moment occurred on the penultimate lap as Pidcock suffered a small crash, allowing his Belgian rival to take the lead.

Pidcock trailed by 11 seconds at the start of the final lap and managed to reduce the gap to just three seconds, but Vanthourenhout held on to take a hard-fought victory.

Complete results: Where no team is given, rider's country is listed.

20.40 kilometers raced at an average speed of 18.628 km/hr

1 Michael Vanthourenhout PAUWELS SAUZEN-BINGOAL 1hr 5min 42sec
2 Tom Pidcock INEOS GRENADIERS @ 3sec
3 Lars Van Der Haar BALOISE TREK LIONS 0:37
4 Laurens Sweeck CRELAN-FRISTADS 1:09
5 Joris Nieuwenhuis BALOISE TREK LIONS 1:30
6 Thibau Nys BALOISE TREK LIONS 1:31
7 Eli Iserbyt PAUWELS SAUZEN-BINGOAL 1:36
8 Pim Ronhaar BALOISE TREK LIONS 2:02
9 Jens Adams BELGIUM 2:35
10 Kevin Kuhn TORMANS CYCLO CROSS TEAM 3:03
11 Ryan Kamp PAUWELS SAUZEN-BINGOAL 3:14
12 Toon Vandebosch ALPECIN-DECEUNINCK 3:17
13 Emiel Verstrynge CRELAN-FRISTADS 3:34
14 Lander Loockx DESCHACHT-HENS-MAES 3:56
15 Niels Vandeputte ALPECIN-DECEUNINCK 4:09
16 Vincent Baestaens BELGIUM 4:19
17 Witse Meeussen PAUWELS SAUZEN-BINGOAL s.t.
18 Felipe Orts Lloret BUROS-BH 4:37
19 Marcel Meisen GERMANY 4:49
20 Mees Hendrikx CRELAN-FRISTADS 5:06
21 David Menut AS BIKE RACING 5:25
22 Thijs Aerts BALOISE TREK LIONS 5:36
23 Gilles Mottiez CROSS TEAM LEGENDRE 5:45
24 Michael Boros ELKOV-KASPER 5:55
25 David Haverdings BALOISE TREK LIONS 6:02
26 Luke Verburg ABLOC CT 6:09
27 Gioele Bertolini SELLE ITALIA-GUERCIOTTI-ELITE 6:19
28 Corné Van Kessel TORMANS CYCLO CROSS TEAM 6:55
29 Matyás Fiala CZECH REPUBLIC 7:08
30 Lucas Dubau ROCKRIDER RACING TEAM 7:16
31 Nathan Bommenel AS BIKE RACING 7:55
32 Stan Godrie NETHERLANDS 8:15
33 Simon Vanicek CZECH REPUBLIC 9:21
34 Lucas Janssen BEAT CYCLING 9:32
35 Matteo Oppizzi SWITZERLAND 9:52
36 Lorenzo Masciarelli PAUWELS SAUZEN-BINGOAL @ 1 lap
37 Henrik Jansson SWEDEN @ 2 laps
38 Silas Kuschla GERMANY @ 3 laps
39 Gabriele Cerato SWITZERLAND @ 3 laps
40 Arnau Pericas Figueras SPAIN @ 4 laps
41 Thomas Edhofer GERMANY @ 5 laps
DNF Daan Soete DESCHACHT-HENS-MAES
DNF Cameron Jette CANADA

 

Start list, November 19, 2022: Where no team is given, rider's country is listed.

1 PIDCOCK Thomas INEOS GRENADIERS
2 ADAMS Jens BELGIUM
3 AERTS Thijs BALOISE TREK LIONS
4 BAESTAENS Vincent BELGIUM
5 ISERBYT Eli PAUWELS SAUZEN - BINGOAL
6 LOOCKX Lander DESCHACHT-HENS-MAES
7 MEEUSSEN Witse PAUWELS SAUZEN - BINGOAL
8 NYS Thibau BALOISE TREK LIONS
9 SOETE Daan DESCHACHT-HENS-MAES
10 SWEECK Laurens CRELAN - FRISTADS
11 VANDEBOSCH Toon ALPECIN-DECEUNINCK
12 VANDEPUTTE Niels ALPECIN-DECEUNINCK
13 VANTHOURENHOUT Michael PAUWELS SAUZEN - BINGOAL
14 VERSTRYNGE Emiel CRELAN - FRISTADS
15 JETTE Cameron CANADA
16 BOMMENEL Nathan AS BIKE RACING
17 DUBAU Lucas ROCKRIDER RACING TEAM
18 MENUT David AS BIKE RACING
19 GODRIE Stan NETHERLANDS
20 HAVERDINGS David BALOISE TREK LIONS
21 HENDRIKX Mees CRELAN - FRISTADS
22 JANSSEN Lucas BEAT CYCLING
23 KAMP Ryan PAUWELS SAUZEN - BINGOAL
24 NIEUWENHUIS Joris BALOISE TREK LIONS
25 RONHAAR Pim BALOISE TREK LIONS
26 VAN DER HAAR Lars BALOISE TREK LIONS
27 VAN KESSEL Corne TORMANS CYCLO CROSS TEAM
28 VERBURG Luke ABLOC CT
29 CERATO Gabriele SWITZERLAND
30 KUHN Kevin TORMANS CYCLO CROSS TEAM
31 MAILLEFER Simon SWITZERLAND
32 MOTTIEZ Gilles CROSS TEAM LEGENDRE
33 OPPIZZI Matteo SWITZERLAND
34 RÜEGG Timon CROSS TEAM LEGENDRE
35 ORTS LLORET Felipe BURGOS-BH
36 PERICAS FIGUERAS Arnau SPAIN
37 BOROŠ Michael ELKOV - KASPER
38 FIALA Matyáš CZECH REPUBLIC
39 VANÍČEK Šimon CZECH REPUBLIC
40 EDHOFER Thomas GERMANY
41 HARTER Luca GERMANY
42 KUSCHLA Silas GERMANY
43 MEISEN Marcel GERMANY
44 BERTOLINI Gioele SELLE ITALIA - GUERCIOTTI- ELITE
45 MASCIARELLI Lorenzo PAUWELS SAUZEN - BINGOAL
46 JANSSON Henrik SWEDEN

 


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Women: Start list

Puck Pieterse finishes more than a minute ahead of her nearest chaser.

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The race: Marianne Vos did not start.

Here's the UCI's race report:

Puck Pieterse was able to win the 'Mother of all crosses' in Overijse after a clever solo. The young Dutchwoman from the Alpecin-Deceuninck team took off from the start, eventually putting her competitors at more than a minute in the results.

France's Hélène Clauzel was the first to turn onto the red carpet in Overijse. A minor crash by Lucia Bramati held up Belgian champion Sanne Cant, the Italian's chain broke in two leaving no escape from a fall. Of course, World Cup leader Fem van Empel and World Undertakers champion Puck Pieterse were immediately at the front. Lucinda Brand was less lucky, having to click out during the start, losing a good position to start her race.

Pieterse seemed to have set her sights on this race and immediately found her turn on the first technical and slippery descent. She immediately turned the knob there and seemed to glide full downhill without fear. That was slightly less the case with Van Empel, she had been introduced to the surface earlier during reconnaissance and thus seemed to build some caution into her descent. Meanwhile, Shirin Van Anrooij, who just last week managed to win the World Cup race in the Beekse Bergen, moved up to third place.

After 1 lap, Pieterse already put her next competitor Van Empel at 19 seconds. Van Empel looked back for a moment and so seemed to quickly make peace with a possible second place. Van Anrooij, Betsema and Van Alphen who were fighting for place three all slid down in the same corner. This again highlighted the slippery course. Van Empel also made a mistake on a descent moments later and was unable to avoid touching the surface.

Pieterse did not seem to be bothered by slips at all. After the second lap, she was already riding around with a lead of 45 seconds over Van Empel and a minute over Van Anrooij. Mistakes were piling up in the background but Pieterse seemed to be able to keep her balance perfectly in the slippery mud like a tightrope walker. Lap after lap, the young Dutchwoman built her lead and behind her, Van Empel and Shirin Van Anrooij seemed certain of a podium place.

Offscreen, Brand made a tremendously strong remount. From a lost position, she still managed to ride towards 4th place. But of course the strong Pieterse no longer had to take that into account. A beaming smile appeared on her muddy face at the finish line arch. Van Empel crossed the finish line in second place at 1 minute and three seconds and remains the leader in the World Cup standings. Van Anrooij completed the podium.

Complete results: Where no team is given, rider's country is listed.

14.60 kilometers raced at an average speed of 16.610 km/hr

1 Puck Pieterse ALPECIN-DECEUNINCK 52min 44sec
2 Fem Van Empel PAUWELS SAUZEN-BINGOAL @ 1min 3sec
3 Shirin Van Anrooij BALOISE TREK LIONS 1:36
4 Lucinda Brand BALOISE TREK LIONS 1:51
5 Ceylin Del Carmen Alvarado  ALPECIN-DECEUNINCK 1:56
6 Aniek Van Alphen 777 2:09
7 Clara Honsinger EF EDUCATION-TIBCO-SVB 2:16
8 Hélene Clauzel AS BIKE RACING 2:32
9 Inge Van Der Heijden 777 3:03
10 Denise Betsema PAUWELS SAUZEN-BINGOAL 3:06
11 Zoe Backstedt EF EDUCATION-TIBCO-SVB 3:30
12 Amandine Fouquenet ARKEA Pro Cycling 3:48
13 Line Burquier CANYON CLLCTV 4:01
14 Marion Norbert Riberolle CRELAN-FRISTADS 4:14
15 Marie Schreiber TORMANS 4:29
16 Olivia Onesti AS BIKE RACING 4:30
17 Sanne Cant CRELAN-FRISTADS 5:04
18 Alicia Franck PROXIMUS-ALPHAMOTORHOMES-DOLTCINI 5:37
19 Sara Casasola SELLE ITALIA-GUERCIOTTI-ELITE 5:43
20 Laura Verdonschot BELGIUM 6:08
21 Julia Kopecky CZECH REPUBLIC 6:59
22 Suzanne Verhoeven BELGIUM 7:00
23 Jinse Peeters PROXIMUS-ALPHAMOTORHOMES-DOLTCINI 7:12
24 Leonie Bentveld PAUWELS SAUZEN-BINGOAL 7:23
25 Sidney McGill CANADA 7:27
26 Marthe Truyen CRELAN-FRISTADS 8:01
27 Ella Maclean-Howell GREAT BRITAIN 8:15
28 Julie Brouwers BELGIUM 8:27
29 Jana Dobbelaere BELGIUM 8:47
30 Francesca Baroni PISSEI-GROEP T.O.M. 8:57
31 Kiona Crabbé CRELAN-FRISTADS 9:06
32 Ellen Van Loy BELGIUM 9:46
33 Fauve Bastiaenssen PISSEI-GROEP T.O.M. @ 1 lap
34 Zina Barhoumi BORN TO WIN G20 AMBEDO @ 1 lap
35 Larissa Hartog NETHERLANDS @ 1 lap
36 Xan Crees SPECTRA WIGGLE-VITUS @ 1 lap
37 Karen Verhestraeten BELGIUM @ 2 laps
38 Evelyne Trepte SWITZERLAND @ 2 laps
39 Manon Bakker CRELAN-FRISTADS  @ 2 laps
40 Corey Coogan Cisek USA @ 2 laps
41 Roisin Lally IRELAND @ 2 laps
42 Lies'L Schevenels BELGIUM @ 2 laps
43 Prisca Jaquet SWITZERLAND @ 2 laps
44 Diana Steffenhagen GERMANY @ 2 laps
DNF Lucia Bramati TRINX FACTORY TEAM

 

Start list, November 19, 2022: Where no team is given, rider's country is listed.

1 VOS Marianne TEAM JUMBO-VISMA
2 ALVARADO Ceylin del Carmen ALPECIN-DECEUNINCK
3 BAKKER Manon CRELAN - FRISTADS
4 BENTVELD Leonie PAUWELS SAUZEN - BINGOAL
5 BETSEMA Denise PAUWELS SAUZEN - BINGOAL
6 BRAND Lucinda BALOISE TREK LIONS
7 HARTOG Larissa NETHERLANDS
8 KAPTHEIJNS Maud DESCHACHT-HENS-MAES
9 PIETERSE Puck ALPECIN-DECEUNINCK
10 VAN ALPHEN Aniek 777
11 VAN ANROOIJ Shirin BALOISE TREK LIONS
12 VAN DER HEIJDEN Inge 777
13 VAN EMPEL Fem PAUWELS SAUZEN - BINGOAL
14 BURQUIER Line CANYON CLLCTV
15 CLAUZEL Hélène AS BIKE RACING
16 FOUQUENET Amandine ARKEA PRO CYCLING TEAM
17 ONESTI Olivia AS BIKE RACING
18 COOGAN CISEK Corey UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
19 HONSINGER Clara EF EDUCATION - TIBCO - SVB
20 MCGILL Sidney CANADA
21 BARONI Francesca PISSEI - GROEP T.O.M
22 BRAMATI Lucia TRINX FACTORY TEAM
23 CASASOLA Sara SELLE ITALIA - GUERCIOTTI – ELITE
24 CORVI Valentina TRINX FACTORY TEAM
25 BASTIAENSSEN Fauve PISSEI - GROEP T.O.M
26 BROUWERS Julie BELGIUM
27 CANT Sanne CRELAN - FRISTADS
28 CRABBÉ Kiona CRELAN - FRISTADS
29 DOBBELAERE Jana BELGIUM
30 FRANCK Alicia PROXIMUS - ALPHAMOTORHOMES - DOLTCINI CT
31 NORBERT RIBEROLLE Marion CRELAN - FRISTADS
32 PEETERS Jinse PROXIMUS - ALPHAMOTORHOMES - DOLTCINI CT
33 SCHEVENELS Lies´L BELGIUM
34 TRUYEN Marthe CRELAN - FRISTADS
35 VAN LOY Elle BELGIUM
36 VERDONSCHOT Laura BELGIUM
37 VERHESTRAETEN Karen BELGIUM
38 VERHOEVEN Suzanne BELGIUM
39 STEFFENHAGEN Diana GERMANY
40 KOPECKY Julia CZECH REPUBLIC
41 LALLY Roisin IRELAND
42 BACKSTEDT Zoe EF EDUCATION - TIBCO - SVB
43 CREES Xan TEAM SPECTRA WIGGLE P/B VITUS GBR
44 KAY Anna 777
45 MACLEAN-HOWELL Ella GREAT BRITAIN
46 BARHOUMI Zina BORN TO WIN G20 AMBEDO
47 JAQUET Prisca SWITZERLAND
48 ROSSNER Larissa SWITZERLAND
49 TREPTE Evelyne SWITZERLAND
50 SCHREIBER Marie TORMANS CYCLO CROSS TEAM

 


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