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

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.

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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).

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

Wout Van Aert leads on a tough climb

Sven Nys in the 2015 Spa-Francorchamps Cyclo-Cross

Sven Nys riding to second

Mathieu Van der Poel in the 2015 Spa-Francorchamps Cyclo-Cross

Mathieu Van der Poel’s rainbow jersey gets muddy

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

Wout Van Aert wins