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Dutch Cyclo-cross Championships - CN

Woerden, Netherlands, January 6-7, 2007

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Boom booms in cyclo-cross

21 year-old beats the cyclo-cross vets at nationals

By Brecht Decaluwé

Talented Lars Boom continued his remarkable story in cycling with a national title with the elite men at the age of 21. The tall man from Vlijmen – 1.91m – asked and received dispensation from the KNWU to start with the elite riders in Woerden. Although he had a bad start, Boom did manage to beat his experienced teammates Gerben De Knegt and Richard Groenendaal. The first got away alone after a good start, the latter threatened Boom later on in the race.

"This isn't too bad," said Boom after his win to NOS-TV, "although it was pretty hard. Especially after the start because I punctured twice during the first lap. Luckily I could recover well. I managed to come back on De Knegt together with Groenendaal and I decided to attack immediately. I really had to work hard in the end because Groenendaal finished strongly. "

The fresh champion will now prepare for the world championships in Belgium where he'll start in the U23 category. His main rivals over there are Niels Albert (Palmans) and the current U23 world champion Zdenek Stybar (Fidea), who finished second behind Petr Dlask in the Czech elite race yesterday. "It's the last time I can have a go for that title, and I already came pretty close in the past," Boom said on NOS-TV.

Gerben De Knegt had to give away his jersey but was honest with his reaction. "I battled for it, but in the end I have to admit that I wasn’t good enough… or Lars [Boom] was just too strong. The course wasn't my cup of tea but if you're good that doesn't matter," De Knegt said. On his weblog, he looks back on his year with the jersey. "I think I have been wearing the jersey with dignity so I look back on that time with a good feeling. I'm still fourth in the UCI-rankings and the season is not over yet, so I hope to score some more good results."

De Knegt also talked about the future of his team mate Lars Boom. "I hope for the future of Dutch cyclo-cross that he'll compete throughout the season next year, otherwise we don't see the jersey much. On the other hand, I understand that he wants to see if he's one of the best on the road; we'll have to wait and see," De Knegt said.

How it unfolded

Gerben De Knegt had the best start with Camiel Van den Bergh (Stevens) and Maarten Nijland (Ruiter Dakkapellen) right behind him. De Knegt continued his efforts in front and had an early lead of 16 seconds on Nijland who led the first group while Lars Boom punctured twice during the first lap. Eventually Boom and Groenendaal took over command behind De Knegt and tried to come back on their teammate. Ronald Mutsaars (ZZPR) crashed hard on a steep descent but could finish the race.

Boom bridged the gap on De Knegt on his own and immediately attacked him when he made a mistake. Lap after lap, Boom worked his advantage until Groenendaal overtook De Knegt. Groenendaal started a ultimate chase on his teammate, fourteen years younger, and the gap decreased steadily. Boom eventually withstood the challenge from Groenendaal and grabbed his first national elite title in front of Groenendaal and De Knegt; so it was an all Rabobank podium in Woerden. Maarten Nijland couldn't offer his new team a medal with his fourth place while Camiel Van den Bergh completed the top five.

    Results

  • Day 1 - January 6: Women, U23 Men, Amateurs
  • Day 2 - January 7: Elite Men, Junior Men

Day 1 - January 6: Women, U23 Men, Amateurs

Elite Women
 
1 Daphny van den Brand                                        39.05
2 Marianne Vos                                                 1.56
3 Reza Hormes Ravenstein                                       3.09
4 Loes Gunnewijk                                               4.30
5 Arenda Grimberg                                              5.33
6 Linda van Rijen                                              6.18
7 Britt Jochems                                                7.13
8 Adrie Visser                                                 8.29
9 Sanne van Paassen                                            9.09
10 Petra Hofs                                                 10.22
11 Monika Heuveling                                           10.36
12 Ilona Meter                                                10.42
13 Anouk Kesseleer                                            10.56
14 Hannah Welter                                              11.10
15 Monique van de Ree                                         11.32
16 Henrieke Blonk                                             11.50
17 Cindy Clevers                                              12.05
18 Anne Eversdijk                                             1 lap
19 Daisy van der Aa
20 Dyonne Dekkers
21 Lucinda Brand
22 Imke Hartogs
23 Hielke Elferink
24 Natalja Busschers
25 Esther Kortekaas
26 Ivanka Dijkxhoorn
27 Iris Spooren
28 Karen Brouwer
29 Yvonne Kuiper
30 Anna van der Breggen
31 Margriet Engelsma
32 Paula Meijer
33 Judith Bloem
34 Jorinda de Heer
35 Thamara Pijpers
36 Kim Jorink
37 Fiona Wissink
38 Allegon Smit
39 Cora Verhoeve
 
Under 23 Men
 
1 Thijs van Amerongen                                         53.29
2 Ricardo van der Velde (Rabobank)                             0.27
3 Boy van Poppel (Rabobank)                                    0.57
4 Patrick van Leeuwen                                          1.15
5 Hans Becking                                                 2.32
6 Remco Broers                                                 3.15
7 Eddy Van Ijzendoorn (Palmans Collstrop - Sapim)              3.34
8 Daan de Jonge                                                3.41
9 Rikke Dijkxhoorn                                             4.05
10 Ivar Hartogs                                                4.16
11 Mitchell Huenders                                           4.31
12 Rik Van Ijzendoorn (Palmans Collstrop - Sapim)              4.41
13 Bart Senders                                                4.53
14 Johim Ariesen                                               5.36
15 Joeri Kouwenhoven                                           5.54
16 Jerry Kallenfels                                            6.00
17 Jorn van Veen                                               6.06
18 Koen van Grootel                                            1 lap
19 Coen Vermeltfoort
20 Jeroen Dekkers
21 Joost Spring in t'Veld
22 Rik Adriaans
23 Enrico Liebe
24 Edwin Arts
25 Umberto Atzori
26 Mark Smit
27 Jan Verhaegh
28 Ben van der Kooi
29 Tom Boveree
30 Richard Frederiks
 
Amateurs Men

1 Freek de Jong                                               44.58
2 André Schrader                                               1.10
3 Leon Brouwer                                                 1.40
4 Steven Peters                                                2.15
5 Edwin Raats                                                  2.55
6 Patrick Somsen                                               3.05
7 Peter van den Heuvel                                         3.15
8 Nard van der Sanden                                          3.40
9 Daan Bongers                                                 3.48
10 Marco Loman                                                 3.50
11 Alex de Kraker                                              3.55
12 Emiel Hendrikx                                              4.28
13 Cees Quint                                                  4.55
14 Ruud Bosscha                                                5.10
15 Piet Smits                                                  5.17
16 Frank van de Westelaken                                     5.27
17 Bas Wissink                                                 5.45
18 Martien Maton                                               6.00
19 Rick Scholtens                                              6.03
20 Tijmen Kamphuis                                             6.08
21 Herman-Pieter Duiven                                        6.16
22 Damie van Vianen                                            6.50
23 Arnold Marsman                                              7.05
24 Ed Bekhuis                                                  7.15
25 Christiaan Last                                             7.20
26 Bart Rietveld                                               7.25
27 Jan van Herwijnen                                           7.28
28 Pieter Heidema                                              7.35
29 Brian te Velthuis                                           7.45
30 Paul Heerschop                                              8.15
31 Remco Kuijlenburg                                           8.29
32 Gijs Jongeling                                              8.42
33 Freek de Boer                                               8.47
34 Henk Bos                                                    9.05
35 Anton van Dulmen                                            9.40
36 Jeroen Kooij                                               10.05
37 Stefan Slager                                              10.20
38 Dennie Rombouts
39 Michiel Janssen
40 Eric Zoomers
41 Arnold Schoon
42 Arno Winters
43 Rene Kesseleer
44 Roy Spijker
45 Maurice Bolsenbroek
46 Stefan Lobeek
47 Nick Hoek
48 Marco de Heer
49 Eric de Groot
50 Kenneth van Holsteijn
51 Frank Giesbers
52 Wander te Boekhorst
53 Wouter Stadhouders
54 Dennis Boeijen
55 Harry Ruiterkamp
56 Tijmen Moltmaker
57 Jan Sanders
58 Jeroen Hartemink

Day 2 - January 7: Elite Men, Junior Men, Masters

Elite Men

1 Lars Boom (Rabobank)                                      1.00.32
2 Richard Groenendaal (Rabobank)                               0.24
3 Gerben De Knegt (Rabobank)                                   1.25
4 Maarten Nijland (Ruiter Dakkapellen)                         3.25
5 Tim Van Nuffel (Stevens Racing Team)                         4.33
6 Jean-Pierre Leijten                                          4.57
7 Wilant Van Gils (Pro Cycling Team ZZPR.nl)                   5.28
8 Ronald Mutsaars (Pro Cycling Team ZZPR.nl)                   6.49
9 Jelmer Pietersma                                             7.20
10 Bart Dirkx                                                  8.05
11 Micha de Vries                                              8.19
12 Bjorn Hoeben                                                8.39
13 Roel van Houtum                                             1 lap
14 Axel Bult
15 Mathijs Wagenaar
16 Guus Magielse
17 Harm Bronkhorst
18 Ferdi van Katwijk
19 Patrick de Laat
20 Joram Hartogs
21 Roy van Heeswijk
22 Frank van Grootel
23 Rick Evers
24 Bob Verkooijen

Junior Men

1 Ramon Sinkeldam                                             39.50
2 Jordy Beuker                                                 0.59
3 Twan van den Brand                                           1.14
4 Geert van der Horst                                          1.26
5 Stefan Limburg                                               1.42
6 Rob van der Velde                                            2.47
7 Kevin Smit                                                   2.59
8 Jordy van Erp                                                3.40
9 Harm van der Sanden                                          3.46
10 Jasper Ockeloen                                             3.53
11 Bart Barkhuis                                               4.14
12 Ritchie Motké                                               4.27
13 Tommy van Beem                                              5.17
14 Kaj Slenter                                                 5.28
15 Julian van Dijk                                             5.40
16 Rob van der Heijden                                         5.44
17 Marco Minnaard                                              5.50
18 Bas Stamsnijder                                             6.10
19 Steven van Leijen                                           6.32
20 Jetse Bol                                                   6.47
21 Ferdi Gerritse                                              6.52
22 Timo Daams                                                  6.58
23 Maurits Lammertink                                          7.18
24 Kevin Knops                                                 7.41
25 Michael Sterk                                               7.51
26 Joel Bakker                                                 7.52
27 Rutger Schellevis                                           8.11
28 Henk Wildeman
29 Niek van Geffen                                             8.28
30 Tamor Hartogs                                               8.41
31 Cees de Ridder                                              9.14
32 Gosse Koerts                                                9.47
33 Nils van Kooij                                             10.10
34 Mickey Kallenfels                                          10.42
35 Stefan Kramer                                              11.00
36 Rico Wientjes                                              12.21
37 Adri Nugter
38 Patrick Groenestein
39 Rick van Deursen
40 Tommy Groffen
41 Chipo van der Schoot
42 Erwin van Dijk
43 Barry Bel
44 Ronald Dijkhuizen
45 Maurits Bekkema
46 Thijs van de Schoot
47 Lars Lammertink
48 Steven Stenekes
49 Pascal van Gool
50 Erwin Scholman
51 Robin Huizinga

Masters

1 Frans Willems                                               40.50
2 Frank Groenendaal                                            0.30
3 Ton van Korven                                               0.52
4 Lars Rietveld                                                1.00
5 Bonnie Leemreize                                             1.05
6 Peter Hoffmans                                               1.14
7 Richard Visscher
8 Jannes Weerman                                               1.55
9 Jeroen van Ham                                               2.32
10 Adriaan van Londen                                          2.40
11 Dennis Craanen                                              3.32
12 Jos Bogaerts                                                4.35
13 Jan de Vries
14 Peter Haaksman                                              5.20
15 Jeroen van Hoeijen                                          5.32
16 Hennie van der Laan                                         5.45
17 Harrie van der Burgt                                        6.46
18 Wim Hakvoort                                                6.55
19 Peter Voesenek                                              7.27
20 Ton Bouman                                                  7.47
21 Fred de Kinkelder                                           7.56
22 Richard Buyvoets                                            8.05
23 Gerrit Kok                                                  8.47
24 Wout Delwel                                                 8.53
25 Frank Nijssen                                               9.20
26 Henny Engbers                                               9.31
27 Andre Fenneman
28 Cees Smetsers                                               9.43
29 Gerrit Keppel
30 Ed van Dijke                                                9.48
31 Arie den Braven                                             9.52
32 Ties Verhagen
33 Alfons van Midden
34 Henk Jan Valk
35 Ton Pennings
36 Harry van Putten
37 Ger Bongers
38 Theo Schlijper
39 Ton Kleinjan
40 Marco de Moor
41 Hans Slager
42 Jan van der Tang
43 Bert Zwaving
44 Vincent Verhaar
45 Ed Bosse
46 Eric Blommers
47 Jan van Beek
48 Rogier Wiercx
49 Frank van Oirschot
50 Theo Wennekes
51 Cor van der Sluijs
52 Albert van der Leeuw
53 Frans de Wit

Past winners

Men

2006 Gerben De Knegt (Rabobank)
2005 Richard Groenendaal
2004 Richard Groenendaal
2003 Richard Groenendaal (St. Michielsgestel)
2002 Gerben De Knegt (Goirle)
2001 Richard Groenendaal (Rabobank)
2000 Richard Groenendaal

Espoirs/U23

2006 Lars Boom
2005 Lars Boom
2004 Lars Boom
2003 Thijs Verhagen (Erp)
2002 Thijs Verhagen (Erp)
2001 Wilant van Gils
2000 Wilant Van Gils

Women

2006 Daphny Van Den Brand (Ned) ZZPR.nl
2005 Daphny Van Den Brand
2004 Mirjam Melchers
2003 Daphny Van Den Brand (Zeeland)
2002 Daphny Van den Brand (Zeeland)
2001 Daphny van den Brand
2000 Daphny van den Brand

Juniors

2006 Boy Van Poppel
2004 Thijs van Amerongen
2003 Lars Boom (Vlijmen)
2002 Lars Boom (Vlijmen)
2001 Lars Boom
2000 Jehan De Bont	

Past winners by Mario Stiehl, www.world-of-cycling.com