Superprestige Diegem, the cross race under the lights, quickly came down to a duel between Sven Nys and Niels Albert. The two battled lap after lap as the went up and down and around the town of Diegem, through the sand pit and around the soccer fields. They were still glued together on the final lap when Nys has a mechanical, another chain issue. Albert pushed ahead to take the win, 18 seconds ahead of Nys.
Behind them, Zdenek Stybar back to racing after a knee issue, made his way through the chase group, passing Kevin Pauwels, Bart Wellens, Rob Peeters, Dieter Vanthourenhout and Steve Chainel on his way to taking a happy third.
Jonathan Page was the highest American in 16th.
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