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Nieuwenhuis finished his season on a high note with another solo win in Middelkerke. Cor Vos photo.

Nieuwenhuis Celebrates Birthday with Superprestige Win!

12 lutego 2017

Team Sunweb development rider Joris Nieuwenhuis capped off an amazing cyclocross season with a win at Saturday’s final race of the Superprestige series . The Dutchman celebrated his 21st birthday by winning the Under-23 race in Middelkerke, Belgium, adding to his U23 world championship and overall World Cup title earned earlier this year.

“This is the best birthday present I could ask for,” Nieuwenhuis said. “Now I can enjoy my rest period knowing I’ve ended my season on a great note.”

Once again, Nieuwenhuis separated himself from the field early on the Middelkerke course, breaking away and riding solo on his TCX Advanced Pro. It was another display of power from the world champ, who wore his new Team Sunweb rainbow jersey and the Giant Rev helmet. With his win in Middelkerke, Nieuwenhuis also secured second place overall in the 2016-2017 Superprestige series.

“It’s great to end my season with a victory and I’m pleased to have taken second in the overall standings,” he said.