THE undoubted star of the Waterloo show - on a course adjacent to Trek Headquarters - was Baloise-Trek's Thibau Nys who won his first ever elite World Cup race. World champion Fem van Empel won the women's race, leading an all-Dutch podium.

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The World Cup resumes in Maasmechelen, Belgium on 29th October.

Elite women
1 Fem van Empel (NED) 48:31
2 Puck Pieterse (NED) @36s
3 Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado (NED) @1:51

Elite men
1 Thibau Nys (BEL) 56:59
2 Eli Iserbyt (BEL) @16s
3 Pim Ronhaar (NED) @41s

Photos: @corcoransphotos

Round Two in Massmechelen here.