Lars van der Haar has made Woerden his annual home course since his first win in 2015. This time there was quite a bit of mud on that course due to heavy rain.
Moreover, he had two difficult playing partners in Lorenz Swick and Pim Rönehaar.
Van der Haar began his attack with two laps to go. While Ronhar had to pass, Swick was able to catch up.
Sweeck had recently returned to Overijse after a muscle injury. Two days later he almost got his first win of the season, as he put Van der Haar under pressure in the final round.
The Dutch champion did not crack and in the sprint – slightly uphill – Swick was no longer pushing.
1. Lars van der Haar (Ned)
2. Lorenz Swick
3. Pim Runhar (Ned)
4. Joris Nieuwenhuis (Ned)
5. Felipe Orts (Spa)
6. Ryan Camp (Ned)
7. Lander Lux
It didn’t have to be Nostradamus to predict that Wim van Empel would dominate the women’s crossroads. It was already ribbed in the first round.
The duel for second place was more exciting, but in the end Manon Packer was able to hold off the young Briton Zoe Backstedt.
In seventh place we find Laura Verdonschut, the first Belgian.
1. Wim van Empel (Ned)
2. Manon Packer (Ned)
3. Zoe Backstedt (Britain)
4. Mary Schreiber (Lux)
5. Anick van Alphen (Ned)
6. Inge van der Heyden (Ned)
7. Laura Verdonschut
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