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2018 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships U23 and Elite Men’s Results

by pedalmag.com

February 04, 2018 (Valkenburg, Netherlands) – Canadian champ Michael van den Ham from Edmonton, Alberta, was the top Canuck on Day 2 of the 2018 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in Valkenburg finishing 34th in the Elite men’s race, his best result at Worlds (last year 38th). Teammate Mark McConnell of Calgary also moved up from 55th last year to 51st on the day.

Van den Ham  ©  Ralph Samson
Mark McConnell  ©  Ralph Samson


Belgium racked up more titles as Eli Iserbyt claimed the U23 Men’s crown while Wout Van Aert took home a historic triple winning the elite men’s race with his teammate Michael Vanthourenhout in second followed by early leader and favourite Mathieu van der Poel (Netherlands) in third. Belgium was dominant this year as Sanne Cant won the Elite women’s race as well.

Wout van Aert (BEL)  ©  Cor Vos


U23 Men – 5 laps

1. Eli Iserbyt (Belgium) 0:50:54
2. Joris Nieuwenhuis (Netherlands) 0:28
3. Yan Gras (France) 0:35
4. Adam Toupalik (Czech Republic) 1:25
5. Thijs Aerts (Belgium) 1:44
6. Antoine Benoist (France) 1:55
7. Sieben Wouters (Netherlands) 2:25
8. Jakob Dorigoni (Italy) 2:56
9. Gage Hecht (USA) 3:04
10. Timo Kielich (Belgium) 3:11

45. Nicholas Diniz (Canada) 10:18

Elite Men – 7 laps

1. Wout Van Aert (Belgium) 1:09:00
2. Michael Vanthourenhout (Belgium) 2:13
3. Mathieu Van Der Poel (Netherlands) 2:30
4. Toon Aerts (Belgium) 3:16
5. Lars Van Der Haar (Netherlands) 4:29
6. Gioele Bertolini (Italy) 4:42
7. Tim Merlier (Belgium) 4:56
8. Laurens Sweeck (Belgium) 5:21
9. Daan Soete (Belgium) 5:30
10. Steve Chainel (France) 5:51

34. Michael van den Ham (Canada) 8:35
51. Mark McConnell (Canada) 9:35

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