Wietse Bosmans (BKCP-Powerplus) took another win at the GVA Azencross in Loenhout. He went to the front immediately to set the pace and a lead group of about 10 riders was created under pressure. A few laps later, Bosmans was able to escape to solo to victory. Vincent Baestaens (Telenet-Fidea) took second and Tijmen Eising (Sunweb-Revor) third.
Starting on second row, American Zach McDonald (Rapha-Focus) made the early selection and was part of the select chase group when he was brought down by a crash with two laps to go. In the end, he finished 19th.
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Men U23 GVA Azencross
1. Wietse Bosmans (Bel) BKCP-Powerplus 0:49:31
2. Vincent Baestaens (Bel) Telenet-Fidea Cycling Team +00:16
3. Tijmen Eising (Ned) Sunweb-Revor +00:18
4. Micki van Empel (Ned) ZZPR.nl +00:20
5. Jim Aernouts (Bel) BKCP-Powerplus
19. Zach McDonald (USA) Rapha Focus +01:02
51. Chris Hurst (USA)
56. Cody Kaiser (USA) California Giant-Specialized
58. Steve Fisher (USA) Rad Racing Nw-Hagens Berman Llp
63. Joseph Schmalz (USA) KCCX/Verge p/b Challenge Tires