Tijs Aerts wins France’s cycling, Heinrich Haussler fourth with Swiss cross
Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 17:42
Thijs Aerts did not start at the Koksijde World Cup on Sunday, but the Cyclo-Cross de La Grandville in France. And successfully, because Baloise Trek Lions motorcycle rider managed to win there. This is the 25-year-old Ayertz’s first win since November 2019.
Aerts dealt with two home drivers in La Grandville. Jan Grass came in second with a time of 12 seconds, and Joshua Dubau was third with a time of 21 seconds over Aertes. At the same time, his brother Ton Aerts finished third in the Koksijde World Cup.
Among the women, two Belgian knights were on the podium in the French C2 Cross. Joyce Vanderbken and Karen Verhestraten had to leave the victory to Frenchman Léa Curinier.
In Switzerland, there was a celebration for Alpecin-Fenix, because the Swiss Loris Roeler was victorious at Radquer Hittnau (UCI C2). He defeated Italian Gioel Bertolini in a sprint. Home rider Dario Lillo, who was riding Deschcht-Heinz-Maes, completed the podium.
An impressive fourth place was for WorldTour rider Heinrich Haussler. The 37-year-old Australian crossed the finish line by 19 seconds over Roehler. Haussler previously led the Tábor World Cup with the Elite, where he finished 27th.
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