A novice and a regular winner on the course of the next worlds. Quinten Hermans (Tormans Cross) and Lucinda Brand (Trek-Segafredo) won the second of sixteen rounds of the Cyclocross World Cup Wednesday in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Hermans notched his first success at this level and he did it with the manner. Having started a little before the halfway point, Hermans was never caught up. He beat the duo of Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal Eli Iserbyt and Michael Vanthourenhout to achieve the greatest success of his career.
In the general classification, Iserbyt is in the lead with 70 points with respectively 5 and 10 lengths ahead of Hermans (65) and Vanthourenhout (60).
The Dutch world champion beat her compatriot Denise Betsema for 9 seconds. The American Clara Honsinger completed the podium at 0:16.
Brand, 2nd at Waterloo on Sunday for the first round, took control of the general classification to the detriment of his compatriot Marianne Vos. Winner in Wisconsin on Sunday, the Dutch had a complicated final lap, won by Brand and then passed successively by Betsema and Honsinger to finish 4th. On the Belgian side, Alicia Franck finished 17th (+2: 58), Sanne Cant 25th (+4: 14) and Elle Van Loy 29th (+5: 26).
The runners will then take the direction of Iowa City for the third part of the American triptych. The fourth of sixteen rounds of the season will then be held in Zonhoven, Belgium on Sunday, October 24.