Hendrickx wins Wintercriterium
On Sunday, the 15th and last WC event took place in Kiewit. Wannes Hendrickx (KOL) was already sure of the overall victory before the start of this nervous middle distance race (results, map), which was won by Jeroen Hoekx (hamok), seeking revenge for Hendrickx's sprint victory in the physical test on saturday. Hendrickx collected 10410 points this winter, participating in 13/15 events. Only the 12 best results are taken into account for the ranking.
The women's class was won by Kim Steegen with a combined total of 11130, although she also had to give the 1000 points to another runner, Goele Hermans (Omega) on sunday.
When we take a look at the other categories, we see an impressive vicory in H35 by Frank Buytaert. He scored 11280 points, starting in 14 races. In Kiewit, when glimpsing at the splits, he won all but one of the intermediates. Other runners breaking the magical barrier of 10000 points are Luc Cloostermans (10557) in H45 and Wim Hoekx (10702) in H50.
The races and winners
Bos van Hees, Schaffen : Bart Mellebeek
Schemmersberg, Genk : Jeroen Hoekx
Rik Thys, Opoeteren : Jeroen Hoekx
De Winner, Eksel : Paul Goossens
De Groote Cirkel, Reusel : Jan Oeyen
Staleykerheide, Leopoldsburg : Jeroen Hoekx
Kiewit, Hasselt : Jeroen Hoekx
With the wintercriterium finished, ranking runners have their next ranking, the national regularity, starting on sunday, with the first national event in Dilsenerbos.