Tom Lindner of STEVENS Racing Team confirmed his great form by riding to another third place in the U19 Juniors’ competition of the fifth World Cup race of the season in Koksijde, Belgium just like one week before in Tabor, Czech Republic. On a sandy and profiled course with a couple of running sections the German Junior Cyclocross Champion right after the start joined a five-strong head group where he fit in well.
At first he was even able to follow the attack of new European Champion Pim Ronhaar (Netherlands) and World Cup overall leader Wietse Meeusen (Belgium). After another attack by Ronhaar the group eventually fell apart.
The first two fought a distant duel among themselves while French rider Theo Thomas caught up with Lindner. The two fought each other fiercely, but the STEVENS Racing Team rider prevailed in the end by getting two seconds ahead.
Due to this third-place finish Tom Lindner is now fourth overall in the World Cup rankings – congratulations!