With the promises there was Monday in Bale no size on European champion Eli Iserbyt. The 23-year old West-Flemish knocked a strong for the day coming by Adam Toupalik and Tom Pidcock, in the Baalse mud. By the victory is Iserbyt also be certain of the overall victory in the DVV Verzekeringen Trophy. Loris Rouiller has 2018 also started with a victory in Baal. The European juniorenkampioen reed in the first round the way of the opposition and finished solo. When the rookie was Dante Coremans stronger than Thibau Nys.
With the promises there was Monday in Bale no size on European champion Eli Iserbyt. The 20-year old West-Flemish knocked a strong for the day coming by Adam Toupalik and Tom Pidcock, in the Baalse mud. By the victory is Iserbyt also be certain of the overall victory in the DVV Verzekeringen Trophy.
Quick starter Toupalik seemed to be the time about the best paper for the win, but three laps from the end came Iserbyt back. “Adam was very good,” said Iserbyt afterwards. “Halfway through, he was better and he rode away. But I jogged with my tire pressure. After a tyre change, I rode with soft tyres and I thought it was a good feeling.”
Iserbyt he closed the gap of fifteen seconds on Toupalik and in the final lap, he allowed his Czech opponent behind. “On the last climb I had a better track is found. Then I picked up a small lead, and afterwards was the issue to no mistakes to make. No easy feat, because on this trail were many mistakes made.”
The European champion picked up his sixth victory in seven races – only on the Koppenberg, he had Pidcock let go before – for Adam Toupalik and Tom Pidock. He is with still one round to go are already certain of the overall victory in the DVV Verzekeringen Trophy. “Good for the peace of mind for the next two months”, Iserbyt. “The championships have yet to arrive, but with the European title and this victory, I have already two goals within.”
Nys beaten by Coreman
When the newbies showed Dante Coremans more than Thibau Nys. The son of Sven Nys was in his thuisgemeente second to 25 seconds. Ward Huybs was almost three quarters of a minute third.
Rouiller was clearly the strongest junior on and around the Balenberg. The Swiss drove the opposition already in the opening lap behind. In the final lap came Anton Ferdinande to eight seconds, but it was the European champion on a muddy circulation solo to arrive. At the finish he had eight seconds ahead of Ferdinande. Jarno Bellens completed the podium with the third place.