Hoogstraten Superprestige... LIVE

Today: prepare for mud - Balint Hamvas

Will Nys get yet another double weekend? Is Tommeke out for revenge after yesterday's ill-timed sprint pedal-slip? Can young Dutchie Lars van der Haar beat the Belgians? Will Albert rise from the grave? And what Sunweb, are they still racing? SO MANY QUESTIONS.

There's a theme to this end of the season race organising, and 'normal' is the watchword. Hoogstraten is, again, disappointingly sane. Grassland and hills, hills and grassland. On the upside: some of the hills are really pretty damn steep, and February in Belgium means there's about a 48%* chance of snow and ice. And in case you didn't know: snow and ice races are AWESOME.

*number may not be supported by any factual evidence

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Downside: no snow and ice.

Upside: plenty of rain these past days, and killer winds today. Almost storm. Plus, apparently they've made some changes to the race and it is now HARD. Plus, a very long sandpit. And mud.

First guy in the Superprestige wins 15 points, second 14, third 13 etc. Niels has a nice gap now, but he's also got no shape and no confidence; quite the opposite is true for Svenness. Nys has 12 - yes, twelve - Superprestige overalls already, and he'd quite like number 13. Hoogstraten is the penultimate SP race.

1. Niels Albert 79 punten
2. Sven Nys 73
3. Lars van der Haar (Ned) 63
4. Philipp Walsleben (Dui) 61
5. Klaas Vantornout 58
6. Tom Meeusen 58
7. Rob Peeters 43
8. Kevin Pauwels 38
9. Bart Aernouts 33
10. Thijs van Amerongen (Ned) 27
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