For Aernouts this meant that he equalled his 2013 performance.
Van Lierde got off to a great start and managed to stay with the leaders. Sadly he suffered a time penalty in the cycling and never managed to retake his position among the lead group. He had to take satisfaction with a 10th place.
In the women's event Alexandra Tondeur made 19th place in this her debut, while the heat proved too much for Tine Deckers, who had to give up.