HULST – Before the Moerschanscross – and with it the start of the VZA Cross competition – Yunis Stitan of Delta Sport has already announced that he would like to race in front of his own home crowd. Thanks to the encouragement of his wife Sanne, his two children, parents-in-law and sister-in-law, Stitan took the three-round victory quite easily at Hulst, only deviating a few seconds from the schedule he set. in place. previously. On the women’s side, Dynamica’s Monica Sanderse won.
The senior 10 kilometer cross country was a bit boring for the public. In the first lap Stitan takes the lead, followed by a few meters by Patrick de Vos. From a suitable distance, Niek den Exter (Scheldesport) and the Belgian Thibau van den Bussche contested for the last place of honor. The other participants were already eliminated after a U-turn for a place on the podium.
As the race continued, Stitan moved further and further away from his competitor and won in 30:55 minutes. It could be a good start to win the VZA Cross competition for the third time. ,, But I will be racing several races outside of Zeeland so I don’t know if I will have the five races needed for the circuit, “said the title contender after the Moerschanscross. He looks forward to Mosselloop on the weekends. -end next, where he hopes to compete with Tim Pleijte and Tim van den Broeke, with whom he trains regularly in Westenschouwen.
During the Moerschanscross Patrick de Vos was Stitan’s main attacker. He retained his second place in the race at Hulst. ,, I don’t really like motocross, but it’s good training for the Zevenheuvelenloop in Nijmegen. ” Stitan and Van den Broeke will also be at the start there. The last place of honor at Hulst went to Thibau van den Bussche, ahead of Niek den Exter, Erik Wolfert, Sander d’Hondt and Berten de Vleeschouwer.
The women’s race also went off without incident. Monica Sanderse easily took the lead after a practice run in the morning, initially followed by a few yards by Leonie Ton. ,, Depending on the situation at home, I will run the Berenloop for 42 kilometers on Terschelling on Sunday, ” Ton looked to the future. Sanderse clocked 37:00 minutes at Hulst on Saturday, Ton clocked 39.25 minutes and Lot Stevens from Belgium took the last place of honor. Thanks in part to the many Belgians, there were a total of 342 participants at the start of the 35th Moerschanscross.
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