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Baestaens takes sixth Rochester Cyclocross win on Day 2

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Vincent Baestaens (Spits CX) secured his sixth profession elite win on the Rochester Cyclocross, and back-to-back wins this weekend, soloing to the C2 victory on Sunday at Genesee Valley Park in Rochester, New York.

Baestaens completed the race 9 seconds forward of Anton Ferdinande (DHM) and 13 seconds forward of Loris Rouiller (Helzomat).

“Yesterday, I believe I gained plenty of confidence that I used to be in a position to nonetheless be within the race as a result of the extent of the younger guys could be very excessive. They’re pushing from the start,” Baestaens informed the USCX viewers on the reside GCN broadcast after the end.

“I’m fortunate with the rain as a result of behind within the turns it isn’t so explosive and slightly extra technical and that fits me higher. I believe the rain was in my favour as we speak. I’m nonetheless very completely happy I can play it like that.”

On a moist and muddy course, a lead group emerged on the opening lap that included Ferdinande, Baestaens, Rouiller, Lance Haidet (L39ion of Los Angeles), Andrew Strohmeyer (CXD Trek), Curtis White (Steve Tilford Basis), Michael van den Ham (Large-Easton) and Scott Funston (WTB-Pivot).

Ferdinande opened a spot on the group within the early laps holding six seconds over Baestaens and Haidet, with an addition few seconds forward of the subsequent chase group of Rouiller and Strohmeyer at first of the sixth lap.

The gaps between the primary two teams closed with Ferdinande, Baestaens, Rouiller, Strohmeyer and Haidet all collectively on the seventh lap.

Baestaens surged with two laps to go, and nobody within the group may comply with. Rouiller stated it got here right down to the ultimate circuit as a pack of 4 chased Baestaens. Switzerland’s Ferdinande took the lead of the quartet on the steps and held off Rouiller on the line for second.

“On the final lap it was possibly a spot of 5 seconds. On the large run [stairs] I am going with the bike so I can shut the hole. I assumed second was doable as we speak. I do know the race isn’t received till you move the end,” he stated on the end, completely happy to be on the rostrum in third.

For Ferdinande, he was searching for redemption from Saturday’s C1 race, the place he was disqualified for an unlawful feed.

“I didn’t sleep properly, I used to be fascinated by yesterday. At this time was one other day. I have to overlook it, quick,” he admitted.

“It was a pleasant race. It was extra slippery, I like that. At first I used to be struggling slightly on the working sections. Then I discovered some good strains and I can take a small hole, however possibly slightly bit too early.”

Baestaens, 34 years outdated, raced by the beginning of lap eight with 11 seconds forward of the chase group after which crossed the road together with his sixth victory on the Rochester Cyclocross, leaving the pair of 23 yr olds behind. He leads the USCX males’s standings with two weekends of C1/C2 races remaining, the subsequent occasion at Allure Metropolis Cross in Baltimore, Maryland on September 30 and October 1.

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