British cyclo-cross national champion Helen Wyman (Kona) won the fifth round of the Superprestige cyclo-cross series in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, on Sunday.
Fellow Brit Nikki Harris (Telenet-Fidea) had been one of the main animators of the women’s race, leading into the finale before being caught up by Wyman.
The pair then led the field into the final climb as Wyman moved ahead, with Harris finishing just eight seconds behind. Dutchwoman Sanne Van Paassen (Boels-Dolmans) finished in third spot.
Jolien Verschueren (Telenet-Fidea) finished in fifth spot to claim the series lead from the absent Sanne Cant (Enertherm-BKCP), who missed the round due to injury.
In the men’s race, Wout Van Aert (Vastgoedservice-Golden Palace) took the victory ahead of fellow Belgians Sven Nys (Crelan-AA Drink) and Kevin Pauwels (Sunweb-Napoleon Games).