Baloise Trek Lions dominated proceedings at the elite men’s race of the Dutch National Cyclocross Championships, with Lars van der Haar leading home teammate Joris Nieuwenhuis after the pair had led the race almost start to finish.
The race, run in the rain in Zaltbommel, took in seven laps of a course that only got wetter and muddier as laps ran on.
For many of those laps, it was Van der Haar – three times a champion previously – and Nieuwenhuis who were riding around alone at the front, the pair only settling the win late on the final lap of seven.
Ryan Kamp (Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal) rounded out the podium in a distant third place, having been left behind by the lead duo early on the second lap.
More to come.