Huysmans and Bernard dot the i’s on fourth day U23 AVS Cup


After the fourth day of the U23 AVS Cup, Nolan Huysmans and Thibaut Bernard remain firmly in the lead. Two other Belgians, Stan Dens and Tom Crabbe, are their closest rivals.

The U23 AVS Cup on Friday evening featured a 500-metre time trial and the first Madison of the Six Days of the Future. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, the riders competed in a points race in addition to a time trial each time. Belgians Nolan Huysmans/Thibaut Bernard started Day 4 as leaders with 25 points ahead of Brits Elliot Rowe and William Salter and 26 points over another Belgian duo, Stan Dens and Tom Crabbe.

Dens and Crabbe won the first Madison beating Dutchmen Julian Vergouw and Elmar Abma. But thanks to a third-place finish, Huysmans and Bernard also scored quite a few points. Rowe and Salter lost out on points in the Madison and also failed to score in the 500-metre time trial.

Huysmans and Bernard did score, and how! With 28.105 they blazed over the track with the best time. Dens and Crabbe finished second with 28.494, Vergouw and Abma came third in 28.626.

In the overall ranking after day 4, Huysmans and Bernard now lead with 93 points. Dens and Crabbe moved up to second place with 69 points. Vergouw and Abma entered the top three with 54 points.

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