Excellent result for Roompot – Charles Cycling Team in Nokere Koerse, as Boy van Poppel sprinted to a fourth place on the Nokereberg! “The team was really strong. We were always where we had to be in the final”, he praised his teammates immediately after the race.
Five riders took of on the Tiegemberg and would only be caught in the last local lap, after which we saw various attacks. Also Lars Boom took off on one of the cobbled sections, but the pace was so high a sprint was inevitable.
The group sprint on the cobbled Nokereberg was marred by an ugly crash. Boy van Poppel was well placed up front and reached the finish line in fourth place! An excellent result, especially if you consider the strong field of competitors. Arjen Livyns managed to steer clear of the crash and finished in 17th place. Mathias De Witte was held up and finished 27th.