Helen Wyman wins Superprestige Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium

Brit riders Helen Wyman and Nikki Harris score a one-two in the fifth round of the Superprestige cyclo-cross series in Belgium

Helen Wyman
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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.

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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).

Wout Van Aert in the 2015 Spa-Francorchamps Cyclo-Cross

Wout Van Aert leads on a tough climb
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Sven Nys in the 2015 Spa-Francorchamps Cyclo-Cross

Sven Nys riding to second
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Mathieu Van der Poel in the 2015 Spa-Francorchamps Cyclo-Cross

Mathieu Van der Poel's rainbow jersey gets muddy
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Wout Van Aert wins the 2015 Spa-Francorchamps Cyclo-Cross

Wout Van Aert wins
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Nigel Wynn
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