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Bassevelde Open Omloop 1.12A
« on: June 20, 2018, 07:52:17 AM »
Young Bathurst Rider Josh Corcoran Belgium trip:

Bathurst GPM Stulz cyclist Josh Corcoran has quickly settled into the Belgium races having already raced 4 times, and finishing only 32sec behind race winner Steven Caethoven in his last start, the Bassevelde Open Omloop – (1.12A) on 19/06/2018.

Steven Caethoven (who rides for Decock/Van Eyck/Devos/Capoen) defeated Guy Ten Hartog (Dirk Verstuyft) and Kristof Dhollander (Thielemans De Hauwere) in the 125km event on the roads north of Ghent. A former World Tour Pro for many years, Caethoven is still in good form having won a number of events this year and is remembered in Australia for defeating Stuey OGrady in a stage of the Tour down Under when riding for Topsport Vlaanderen. Corcoran ride was impressive finishing in the main bunch in 37th place in 2hrs 43m 43s.

The Bassevelde race came after events on the 9th, 11th and 16th June for Corcoran. On the 16/06/18 he raced the 120 km Wetteren Ten Ede event, which was won by former Robobank Pro Hans Dekkers, while on the 11th June he raced the 110km Ursel (1.12B) Omloop which was won by Team Wales U23 Academy Rider Will Roberts.

Josh’s first race in Belgium was the 120km St Katelijne Waver race on the 9th June, just north of Brussels, where he rode aggressively to make the early break. He slipped out of contention in the final stages of the race won by Belgian Pauwel Verhulst ( Baguet / MIBA / Indulek / Derito) but showed the skills to be competitive in the tough events.