At Waaslandcross, Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal gave a full team performance. The red-and-black brigade dominated from start to finish, after which Vanthourenhout finally gained victory from Iserbyt.
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In the absence of Lars van der Haar and Ton Aerts, Bowles’ Brigade Suzyn Bingol was more sought after than usual.
Despite Vincent Paystein’s strong start, it wasn’t long before the highly anticipated script began writing.
Iserbyt, Vanthourenhout, and Sweeck formed an all-red and black flagship group and then turned it into a team trial at Sint-Niklaas.
However, the train had to continue with a lower carriage shortly thereafter, when Swik succumbed to the high tempo of Iserbet.
Vanthourenhout and Iserbyt rode to the finish line together, but in the end they never ran because of Iserbyt’s generosity. Sweck (third) completed the party not too long ago.
Vanthourenhout: “It’s nice that Elle gives me the win”
Michael Fanthornhout (1st): “It’s very good that Eli has given me this win. I think he was the best this season, outside of the Big Three. If I could do something for him, I would do it with great pleasure. That’s why I’m glad he’s doing something now that is coming back.”
Eli Eserbet (second): “I’m glad I could give something back to Michael. He drove it himself of course. I think we were the best up front and finished it perfectly. It would have been perfect if you had 3(with Laurens Sweeck) together, but we saw that the pursuers got a little closer.”
Swick: “I had to get some today”
Lawrence Swick (third): “The legs weren’t bad today. I had to go in a little bit and made a lot of mistakes. That eventually broke me a little bit. Tomorrow in Oostmalle there will be a lot of sand, but there will also be a lot of rain so we’ll see what happens to the ‘leftover sand'”.
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