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Cyclo-Cross World Cup #3 - CDM

Pijnacker, Netherlands, November 9, 2008

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Race 1 - Juniors, 40 minutes

Eising with ease on home soil

By Brecht DecaluwÚ in Pijnacker, The Netherlands

There's no match for Dutchman Tijmen Eising in the junior category. On a true cross course where mud and wind tortured the young riders, Eising was a level stronger than the opposition. The strong Dutchman waited one lap before creating a gap over a group with compatriot Lars Van Der Haar and Belgians Wietse Bosmans and Sean De Bie.

From then on Eising kept riding away from the chasers until he had a gap of about half a minute. Behind him the Belgians tried to get rid of Van Der Haar but the Dutchman wasn't planning to let go of a podium spot.

Meanwhile Eising kept pedaling on cruise control through the mud around the Dobbe Lake in Pijnacker. The Dutchman remains unbeatable this season and thus he grabbed his second win in a row in the UCI World Cup presented by Safety Jogger. "This is a nice victory but I have to admit that I didn't have to dig very deep to get it. I didn't train too much this week as I can't peek all season long but nevertheless it went very smooth today," Eising said to Cyclingnews.

The battle for the remaining podium spots was intense. Eventually, De Bie showed up at the finish line alone, with Bosmans grabbing the last podium spot a few seconds later.

Dutchman Lars Van Der Haar crossed the line in fourth position with a damaged shifter showing the signs of a crash. Van Der Haar couldn't hide his disappointment and he complained that Bosmans had forced him into the barriers.

American Luke Keogh finished on a good fifth place. Keogh was always riding on his own and although the gap on the chasing group wasn't too big he never managed to bridge up with them.

Results

1 Tijmen Eising (Ned)             41.20
2 Sean De Bie (Bel)                0.38
3 Wietse Bosmans (Bel)             0.49
4 Lars Van Der Haar (Ned)          0.53
5 Luke Keough (USA)                1.07
6 Michiel Van Der Heijden (Ned)    1.11
7 Matthias Bossuyt (Bel)           1.12
8 Jan Nesvadba (Cze)               1.36
9 Radek Polnicky (Cze)             1.43
10 Luca Braidot (Ita)              1.51
11 Bryan Falaschi (Ita)            1.54
12 Karel Hnik (Cze)                    
13 Mike Teunissen (Ned)                
14 Ritchie Denolf (Bel)            2.01
15 Zeb Veestraeten (Bel)           2.10
16 Daan Meijers (Ned)              2.25
17 Michael Boros (Cze)             2.32
18 David Van Der Poel (Ned)        2.33
19 Zico Waeytens (Bel)                 
20 Milan Van Den Ende (Ned)        2.49
21 Gert-Jan Bosman (Ned)           2.51
22 Jelle Lugten (Ned)              3.15
23 Corne Van Kessel (Ned)          3.31
24 Daniele Braidot (Ita)               
25 Janik Geisler (Ger)                 
26 Emilien Barben (Swi)            3.45
27 Fabio Alfonso Todaro (Ita)      3.47
28 Daniele Dall'oste (Ita)         4.11
29 Bas Krauwel (Ned)               4.18
30 Enno Quast (Ger)                4.20
31 Anthony Grand (Swi)             4.26
32 Dario Stauble (Swi)             4.30
33 Matej Medved (Svk)              5.13
34 Alessandro De Rossi (Ita)           
35 Michael (Jr) Schweizer (Ger)    5.27
36 Elmar Reinders (Ned)            6.38
37 Lukasz Perkowski (Pol)          7.39
38 Wojciech Herba (Pol)            8.39

World Cup standings after two rounds

1 Tijmen Eising (Ned)                 120 pts
2 Lars Van Der Haar (Ned)              90
3 Wietse Bosmans (Bel)                 73
4 Karel Hnik (Cze)                     59
5 Radek Polnicky (Cze)                 59
6 Luke Keough (USA)                    55
7 Sean De Bie (Bel)                    50
8 Michiel Van Der Heijden (Ned)        47
9 Matej Lasak (Cze)                    45
10 Luca Braidot (Ita)                  36
11 Matthias Bossuyt (Bel)              35
12 Bryan Falaschi (Ita)                35
13 Michael Boros (Cze)                 32
14 Daniele Braidot (Ita)               31
15 Valentin Hadoux (Fra)               30
16 Jan Nesvadba (Cze)                  26
17 Vinnie Braet (Bel)                  26
18 Tomas Paprstka (Cze)                22
19 Emilien Viennet (Fra)               19
20 Ritchie Denolf (Bel)                19
21 Mike Teunissen (Ned)                18
22 Zeb Veestraeten (Bel)               16
23 Pierre Garson (Fra)                 16
24 Daan Meijers (Ned)                  15
25 Emilien Barben (Swi)                14
26 David Van Der Poel (Ned)            13
27 Toni Bretschneider (Ger)            13
28 Zico Waeytens (Bel)                 12
29 Michele Tatto (Ita)                 12
30 Milan Van Den Ende (Ned)            11
31 Angelo De Clercq (Bel)              11
32 Gert-Jan Bosman (Ned)               10
33 Michal Simerle (Cze)                10
34 Jelle Lugten (Ned)                   9
35 Corne Van Kessel (Ned)               8
36 David Dvorsky (Cze)                  8
37 Janik Geisler (Ger)                  6
38 Anthony Grand (Swi)                  6
39 Milan Svoboda (Cze)                  5
40 Enno Quast (Ger)                     5
41 Fabio Alfonso Todaro (Ita)           4
42 Daniele Dall'oste (Ita)              3
43 Michael Cerny (Cze)                  3
44 Bas Krauwel (Ned)                    2
45 Matej Medved (Svk)                   1

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