Lampaert, Cant named top Belgian cyclists for 2018

Yves Lampaert (Quick-Step Floors) wins Belgian Road Championships

Two-time UCI Cyclo-Cross World Champion Sanne Cant (Corendon-Circus) and Belgian road race champion Yves Lampaert ( Quick-Step Floors ) took top honours on Tuesday at Het Nieuwsblad 's Flandrien awards, naming Belgium's top cyclists for 2018. Despite the name, the awards celebrate the entire nation's riders, and not only those hailing from Flanders, although this year both winners of the two top awards do come from Flanders. Cant won the Flandrienne award for the second consecutive year, having taken her second rainbow jersey in February at the World Championships in Valkenburg, topping a 2017-18 'cross season that saw her also win the European and Belgian championships, the UCI World Cup and the Superprestige series. Cant topped mountain biker Githa Michiels, track world champion Nicky Degrendele, and road racers Lotte Kopecky and Jolien D'hoore to win this year. "I stood here last year, and I'm super happy that I've succeeded again," ...

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