CyclingQuotes.com uses cookies for statistics and targeting ads. This information is shared with third parties.
ACCEPT COOKIES » MORE INFO »

Every day we bring you more pro-cycling news

"Those overall vicorries are my main goals of the season."

Photo: John de Jong

CYCLO-CROSS

NEWS

KEVIN PAUWELS

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

SUPERPRESTIGE

NEWS
24.11.2014 @ 00:47 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

Kevin Pauwels once again put his excellent form on show when he took a beautiful solo win in the first Superprestige race on the new course in Spa-Francorchamps. The Belgian now leads both the World Cup and the Superprestige overall and his main target for the rest of the season is to defend those positions.

 

After finishing second in yesterday’s World Cup race in Koksijde, Kevin Pauwels told Sporza that he was looking forward to today’s Superprestige race in Spa-Francorchamps. Held on the F1 track in the Belgian city, the race was an unusual one, with lots of running, steep climbs and very little mud.

 

The course suited Pauwels down to the ground and so it was no surprise that the Belgian took his second Superprestige victory in the maiden edition of the race. Already in the early part of the race, he played with the muscles, using his excellent running skills to make a difference.

 

Just before the halfway point, Pauwels and Lars van der Haar distanced their rivals and from there it was a two-rider battle. While the former constantly applied the pressure, the latter who was back after skipping yesterday’s race due to illness, hung on for dear life.

 

However, van der Haar did well to respond to Pauwels’ many attacks and when they started the final lap, the pair were still together. Knowing that Pauwels would be the strongest on the steep climb to the finish, van der Haar made a big attack as they crossed the finish line for the penultimate time but Pauwels never seemed to be in trouble.

 

Van der Haar gambled too much in a turn which caused his bike to slide out and this was the opportunity that Pauwels was waiting for. The Sunweb got a big gap and managed to increase his advantage in the second half of the circuit to take a convincing solo win while a disappointed van der Haar had to settle for second.

 

The course in Spa-Francorchamps immediately turned out to be one of the toughest of the season.

 

"This course suits me so I was mentioned as one of the favourites," Pauwels told Sporza. "I could make different attacks but van der Haar responded really well.

 

 

"After the crash I could gain a few more seconds and defend my position to the end."

 

Pauwels has had a beautiful weekend. Yesterday he was second in Kiksijde and took the lead in the Worl Cup. Today he assumed the same position in the overall Superprestige standings.

 

"Those overall vicorries are my main goals of the season," he revealed.

MORE NEWS:

VIEW SELECTED

Bycykling 101: Navigering i byens gader og cykelvenlige... 27.11.2023 @ 12:11The Best Danish Cyclist To Bet On At 2022 Tour De France 13.01.2022 @ 15:262022 Upcoming Tournament Overview 03.01.2022 @ 09:45Best Place to Find Stand-Up Paddleboards 16.06.2021 @ 08:16What are Primoz Roglic’s Chances to Win 2021 Tour de Fr... 17.03.2021 @ 08:37Amazing victory by young champion Sarah Gigante 04.02.2021 @ 14:21Three reasons why cycling is one of the best ways to ex... 28.09.2020 @ 12:03Why do businesses use meeting room managers? 14.09.2020 @ 13:42Five things that you can do, if you want to gain more f... 20.08.2020 @ 15:38One for the road 09.06.2020 @ 15:25List of CyclingQuotes previews 07.05.2020 @ 13:20Blue Energy: room for all interests 26.08.2019 @ 12:56Get your daily dose of exercise at home 08.07.2019 @ 10:443 good advice to be able to afford your favorite bike 25.02.2019 @ 12:32Cycle through gorgeous landscapes 22.10.2018 @ 21:41Balance Your Economy and Diet and Start Saving Money 08.10.2018 @ 11:18Stay Safe: 3 Helmets That Can Keep Your Head Protected... 20.07.2018 @ 07:59Planning to bet on Tour De France - Bet types and strat... 24.05.2018 @ 14:18Basics of cycling betting 25.10.2017 @ 13:10Bauer moves to ORICA-SCOTT 28.08.2017 @ 10:45End of the road for CyclingQuotes 08.01.2017 @ 16:00Rui Costa confirms Giro participation 07.01.2017 @ 12:55Van Avermaet: I am not afraid of Sagan 07.01.2017 @ 09:45Unchanged course for E3 Harelbeke 07.01.2017 @ 09:32Jenner takes surprise win at Australian U23 Championships 07.01.2017 @ 08:53No replacement for Meersman at Fortuneo-Vital Concept 06.01.2017 @ 19:14Barguil with two goals in 2017 06.01.2017 @ 19:06More details about French Vuelta start emerges 06.01.2017 @ 14:16Kristoff to start season at Etoile de Besseges 06.01.2017 @ 14:10Ion Izagirre announces schedule for first year at Bahrain 06.01.2017 @ 12:40JLT Condor optimistic for Herald Sun Tour 06.01.2017 @ 09:19Haas leads Dimension Data trio in fight for Australian... 06.01.2017 @ 09:15Sagan spearheads Bora-hansgrohe at Tour Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:12Henao and Thomas lead Sky Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:09Bauer crowned New Zealand TT champion 06.01.2017 @ 08:33Van der Poel ready to defend Dutch title 05.01.2017 @ 21:00Pantano ambitious for first Tour with Trek 05.01.2017 @ 20:41Landa with new approach to the Giro 05.01.2017 @ 20:36Sunweb Development Team sign Goos and Zepuntke 05.01.2017 @ 20:27Dumoulin confirms Giro participation 05.01.2017 @ 20:19Bauer targets victories in Quick-Step debut 05.01.2017 @ 20:16Gaviria and Boonen lead Quick-Step in San Juan 05.01.2017 @ 20:13Team Sunweb presented in Germany 05.01.2017 @ 20:09ASO take over major German WorldTour race 05.01.2017 @ 11:01Team Sunweb unveil new jersey 05.01.2017 @ 10:54Reactions from the Australian TT Championships 05.01.2017 @ 08:27Dennis defends Australian TT title 05.01.2017 @ 08:21Scotson takes back to back U23 TT titles in Australia 05.01.2017 @ 08:15Utrecht on track to host 2020 Vuelta 04.01.2017 @ 18:28Pre-season setback for Talansky 04.01.2017 @ 17:56Kristoff: It's not impossible for me to win in Rou... 04.01.2017 @ 17:49Boom close to first cyclo-cross win in LottoNL debut 04.01.2017 @ 17:40UAE Abu Dhabi make late signing of Arab rider 04.01.2017 @ 17:36UAE Abu Dhabi unveil new jersey 04.01.2017 @ 17:30BMC unveil race schedule 04.01.2017 @ 17:21

Currently no news in this list

Fan Li SHEN
33 years | today
Paolo BAILETTI
44 years | today
Ben MCINTOSH
28 years | today
Juan ESQUIVEL
40 years | today
Febe DE SMEDT
20 years | today

© CyclingQuotes.com