Joris Nieuwenhuis closed his cyclo-cross season in style taking the win at the final round of the U23 Superprestige Middelkerke today, securing a second place in the overall standings.
After his win at Hoogstraten last weekend, Joris showed his strength once again at SP Middelkerke taking control of the race from the start. He broke away early in the race and gained a substantial lead over the field. Although a chasing group attempted to bridge across to Team Sunweb’s U23 world champion, Joris was the strongest rider and maintained his lead through to the finish line securing the win and second place overall.
After his win Joris said: “This is the best birthday present I could ask for. It’s great to end my season with a victory and I’m pleased to have taken second in the overall standings. Now I can enjoy my rest period knowing I’ve ended my season on a great note.”