Eli Iserbyt led home a Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal 1-2 at the cyclocross season’s first Superprestige round in Overijse, beating teammate Michael Vanthourenhout to the line to end a dramatic race.
Thibau Nys (Baloise Trek Lions) had been battling the pair for the win on the final lap of the race before making a move up the inside of Iserbyt for the lead in the final section of the course.
However, the Belgian went in too hard, overshooting the corner and crashing, leaving Iserbyt to push on through alone as European champion Vanthourenhout also shot past.
Less than a minute later, Iserbyt crossed the line two seconds up on his teammate as Lars van der Haar (Baloise Trek Lions) rounded out the podium at 15 seconds. Nys ended up in fourth place 19 seconds down.