Peter Hawkins who is racing for CT Tomacc in Belgium this season, claimed a 3rd place in a recent kermesse in Haringe. Hawkins managed to make it into the winning break of six riders, which also included ex-professional Steven Caethoven.
At the end of the 111-kilometre race, Hawkins finished 3rd in the sprint for the line as 19 year-old Brent Luyckx of the Leopard Development Team took the win. The next group home was led in by another Ulsterman, Cormac Clarke, who is racing with Illi Bikes.
Clarke’s team mate, Thomas Fallon, finished in 37th place whilst Hawkins’ team mate Marc Potts finished in 60th place.
1 Brent Luyckx 2u36’00”
2 Bryan Verdoolaeghe KSV Deerlijk-Gaverzicht
3 Peter Hawkins CT Tomacc
4 Roy Destatsbader Atom 6 – Tops Antiek CT
5 Steven Caethoven WT Decock-Vandekerckhove
6 Matthias Vermeire Flemish Cycling Projects
7 Cormac Clarke Illi Bikes Cycling Team + 1’28”
8 Merlijn Decoster Verandas Willems
9 Taylor Johnstone CT Tomacc
10 Koen Demuynck WT Decock-Vandekerckhove
Hawkins’ good form continued as he claimed another top ten in Zele yesterday, where he finished in 7th place, 23 seconds behind the winner Loïc Vliegen.