Course designer Eddy Geysemans drew a magnificent course for the Grand Prix Sport Vlaanderen. From the 43 starters exactly ten qualified for the jump off. With 5 Belgian riders in the jump off a Belgian victory was almost a certainty.
Niels Bruynseels, the last one in the jump off, won on Gancia de Muze. Niels:"I saw Christophe Vanderhasselt, the first rider, on TV and I thought he was very fast. Then I heard that they went faster and faster. I believed that I could win because Gancia is an incredible fast horse. Today everything went like I wanted and then you win. For me this is my greatest performance in Mechelen."