Eli Esserbit brought his fine form to the United States. The European champion was on top of the Belgian podium at Waterloo, putting Michael Fanthornhout and Quentin Hermanns into second and third places.
Men’s WB Report at Waterloo
A gift sometimes falls from the sky, as does a poisoned gift.
Initially in Waterloo, the American parachutes opened and the drip caused an extensive adjustment of the first drawing on the second lap.
Quentin Hermans wasn’t able to capitalize on his offensive start after falling on the brown soap, and Tone Aerts and Thibaut Ness also snagged away. Especially since Ness Jr must fear injury (a broken collarbone?).
Due to the turmoil, Eli Iserbet corrects his missed start in no time after a mechanical glitch: he’s left to experience pairing time with teammate Michael Fanthornhout.
On each slope, an aggressive and confident Iserbyt fancied himself on his court, Vanthourenhout used his technique to make up for the descent.
He was panting more and more and in the sixth of nine rounds, spring broke. It was the Iserbyt who unleashed his clever solo master and master at Waterloo.
Vanthourenhout appears to have lost his second position to Hermans, but Rimonté faltered and finished third.
Crossing moment: Isrbet shakes Fanthornhout in round six
Iserbyt is no longer in trouble with the lock and WB won at Waterloo
Thibau Nys rests steadily on a soft patch of asphalt, along with plenty of other riders
Eserbet: ‘I was not allowed to panic after serial problems’
- Elie Esserbit (First): “I had chain problems on the first lap, but I didn’t know how to panic. I saw the crash and knew it was going to be slippery. The rain had just turned to ice. Michael Fanthornhout was also riding really hard, but Quinten Hermans was getting close and I wanted to increase speed and hold on.” Till the end.
- Michael Fanthornhout (Second): “I soon felt it was too hard to ride alone. Elle (Eserbet) came to me, but he was driving too fast. Waited a few laps, but Quentin[Hermans]got close and I had no choice but to let him drive.” After that I found my rhythm and was able to hold the second position.”
- Quentin Hermans (Third): “Whether I was happy with my third place after that fall? Yes, or not? I got into that corner really fast, but it was the first time I ever felt a slip. I fell head over heels after that. I also had some problems with my bike. It was Ellie.” (Eserbitt) has flown, but Michael (Fanthornhout) may still be within range.”
Feedback after WB at Waterloo among men
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