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January 22, Junior Men: Hoogerheide

Van der Poel wraps up the World Cup

Brecht Decaluwé
January 22, 2012, 12:36 GMT,
January 23, 2012, 0:01 GMT

Dutchman leaves Turgis and Jauregui behind

For the first time Mathieu van der Poel (Netherlands) won the GP Adrie van der Poel in Hoogerheide, the race organized by his legendary father.

The race was also the final round of the UCI World Cup for juniors, and Van der Poel launched a long solo effort in which he held off a surprisingly strong Anthony Turgis (France) to complete a clean sweep of the World Cups and take his 16th consecutive victory of the season. Another French rider, Quentin Jauregui (France) completed the podium.

Despite being a first-year junior, Van Der Poel – who only turned 17 three days earlier – has won all but three of the UCI junior races this season, but the home soil win was icing on the cake.

"It's really special to win here. My dad organizes this event so I gave it my best. It's the first time because last year I was out with a broken collarbone," Van der Poel said.

Late in the first lap Van der Poel surged forward in company of Turgis and Jauregui. They soon found out it wasn't possible to keep up with the unleashed Dutchman and were joined by Wout Van Aert (Belgium). The trio surprisingly managed to stay within a reasonable distance from Van der Poel after two laps of racing. Halfway through the race that changed, as the gap grew up to nearly twenty seconds with Silvio Herklotz (Germany) being the sole chaser at short distance.

Then a turnaround happened and Turgis quickly moved back up towards Van der Poel. With two more laps to go Turgis was only seven seconds down on the leader. "I think I started to ride a bit too defensively," Van der Poel said. "Once he started to gain ground on me it's a bit stressful because you here everybody shouting warnings and time gaps. From the penultimate lap on I rode much more aggressive and that worked out well."

Turgis was quickly set back to twenty seconds and that concluded the battle for the victory. The Frenchman didn't mind much about second place as he had the eye on the more important race from next week. "It's great to know that I can challenge him. I made a mistake that put me backwards and from there I took it easy to save energy for the world championships," Turgis told Cyclingnews.

In the battle for third place Jauregui sprinted just a little bit faster than Silvio Herklotz (Germany) and Wout Van Aert (Belgium), finishing half a minute behind the winner. Herklotz showed grit in the final laps and pushed Jauregui to the limit. "I didn't have a good start," Herklotz said. That was an understatement as the German champion got off the line outside the top 50

"The lights didn't work and I was caught by surprise; I didn't know what happened," Herklotz said. Somehow he managed to get back in the top 10 after only one lap. For the remainder of the race he rode shortly behind the first chase group but in the final lap he made contact. "In the sprint I didn't have much left also because I've been ill this week," Herklotz added.

In the overall standings of the World Cup the logical winner is Van der Poel with the maximum of 240 points. Jauregui is runner-up with 153 points, just ahead of compatriot Romain Seigle (France) who has 145 points.

Full results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Mathieu Van Der Poel (Ned) Netherlands 0:43:04  
2 Anthony Turgis (Fra) France 0:00:20  
3 Quentin Jauregui (Fra) France 0:00:31  
4 Silvio Herklotz (Ger) Germany    
5 Wout Van Aert (Bel) Belgium 0:00:33  
6 Romain Seigle (Fra) France 0:01:15  
7 Daan Soete (Bel) Belgium 0:01:36  
8 Quinten Hermans (Bel) Belgium 0:01:55  
9 Martijn Budding (Ned) Netherlands 0:02:07  
10 Yorben Van Tichelt (Bel) Belgium 0:02:19  
11 Victor Koretzky (Fra) France 0:02:20  
12 Daan Hoeyberghs (Bel) Belgium 0:02:35  
13 Andri Frischknecht (Swi) Switzerland 0:02:37  
14 Stan Wijkel (Ned) Netherlands 0:02:41  
15 Dylan Kowalski (Fra) France 0:02:47  
16 Ariesen Tim (Ned) Netherlands 0:02:54  
17 Toki Sawada (Jpn) Japan    
18 Dominic Grab (Swi) Switzerland 0:02:56  
19 Jan Vastl (Cze) Czech Republic 0:03:03  
20 Johannes Siemermann (Ger) Germany 0:03:09  
21 Koen Weijers (Ned) Netherlands 0:03:15  
22 Curtis White (USA) United States 0:03:19  
23 Matthias Van De Velde (Bel) Belgium 0:03:25  
24 Jan Brezna (Cze) Czech Republic 0:03:28  
25 Dominic Zumstein (Swi) Switzerland 0:03:30  
26 Felix Drumm (Ger) Germany 0:03:39  
27 Gioele Bertolini (Ita) Italy 0:03:42  
28 Pjotr Van Beek (Ned) Netherlands    
29 Kevin Suarez Fernandez (Spa) Spain 0:03:48  
30 Karel Pokorny (Cze) Czech Republic 0:03:52  
31 Steffen Müller (Ger) Germany 0:03:58  
32 Andrew Dillman (USA) United States 0:04:02  
33 Toon Wouters (Ned) Netherlands 0:04:12  
34 Richard Cypress Gorry (USA) United States 0:04:13  
35 Michal Paluta (Pol) Poland    
36 Hugo Robinson (GBr) Great Britain 0:04:34  
37 Bryan Van Rooyen (Ned) Netherlands-B 0:04:45  
38 Bjorn Van Der Heijden (Ned) Netherlands-B 0:05:05  
39 Luca De Nicola (Ita) Italy 0:05:09  
40 Tobin Ortenblad (USA) United States 0:05:20  
41 Emil Linde (Swe) Sweden 0:05:22  
42 Lehvi Braam (Ned) Netherlands-B 0:05:43  
43 Joseph Moses (GBr) Great Britain 0:05:54  
44 Piotr Konwa (Pol) Poland 0:05:59  
45 Alexander Welburn (GBr) Great Britain 0:06:00  
46 Jakub Rydval (Cze) Czech Republic    
47 Yohan Patry (Can) Canada 0:06:18  
48 Patryk Stosz (Pol) Poland 0:06:22  
49 Niels Goeree (Ned) Netherlands-B 0:06:26  
50 Nicky Gieskens (Ned) Netherlands-B 0:06:28  
51 Kota Yokoyama (Jpn) Japan 0:06:37  
52 Sven Fritsch (Lux) Luxembourg 0:06:41  
53 Michimasa Nakai (Jpn) Japan    
54 Mats Lammertink (Ned) Netherlands-B 0:07:12  
55 Samuel Beaudoin (Can) Canada 0:07:23  
56 Yannick Gruner (Ger) Germany 0:07:24  
57 (-1 lap) Tobiasz Lis (Pol) Poland    
58 Dan Mangers (Lux) Luxembourg    
59 Mateusz Grabis (Pol) Poland    
60 Alec Lang (Lux) Luxembourg    
61 (-2 laps) Magnus Skjoth (Den) Denmark    
62 Francesco Pedante (Ita) Italy    
Junior Men World Cup final standings
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Mathieu Van Der Poel (Ned) Netherlands 240  pts
2 Quentin Jauregui (Fra) France 153  
3 Romain Seigle (Fra) France 145  
4 Daan Soete (Bel) Belgium 131  
5 Silvio Herklotz (Ger) Germany 130  
6 Wout Van Aert (Bel) Belgium 119  
7 Anthony Turgis (Fra) France 117  
8 Daan Hoeyberghs (Bel) Belgium 116  
9 Yorben Van Tichelt (Bel) Belgium 108  
10 Quinten Hermans (Bel) Belgium 77  
11 Victor Koretzky (Fra) France 60  
12 Gioele Bertolini (Ita) Italy 58  
13 Matthias Van De Velde (Bel) Belgium 57  
14 Stan Wijkel (Ned) Netherlands 51  
15 Ariesen Tim (Ned) Netherlands 50  
16 Pjotr Van Beek (Ned) Netherlands 47  
17 Dylan Kowalski (Fra) France 44  
18 Martijn Budding (Ned) Netherlands 44  
19 Koen Weijers (Ned) Netherlands 42  
20 Andri Frischknecht (Swi) Switzerland 37  
21 Hugo Robinson (GBr) Great Britain 36  
22 Marco König (Ger) Germany 32  
23 Dominic Grab (Swi) Switzerland 31  
24 Nadir Colledani (Ita) Italy 30  
25 Jan Brezna (Cze) Czech Republic 25  
26 Johannes Siemermann (Ger) Germany 25  
27 Felix Drumm (Ger) Germany 20  
28 Dominic Zumstein (Swi) Switzerland 19  
29 Jan Vastl (Cze) Czech Republic 17  
30 Karel Pokorny (Cze) Czech Republic 17  
31 Toon Wouters (Ned) Netherlands 16  
32 Toki Sawada (Jpn) Japan 14  
33 Andrew Dillman (USA) United States 14  
34 Kevin Suarez Fernandez (Spa) Spain 14  
35 Simon Mateju (Cze) Czech Republic 13  
36 Stefano Valdrighi (Ita) Italy 12  
37 Ben Boets (Bel) Belgium 11  
38 Yannick Gruner (Ger) Germany 11  
39 Leo Vincent (Fra) France 10  
40 Nicolas Cleppe (Bel) Belgium 10  
41 Daniel Lukes (Cze) Czech Republic 10  
42 Curtis White (USA) United States 9  
43 Erik Kramer (Ned) Netherlands 9  
44 Tomas Novacek (Cze) Czech Republic 9  
45 Berne Vankeirsbilck (Bel) Belgium 8  
46 Michal Paluta (Pol) Poland 6  
47 Riccardo Redaelli (Ita) Italy 5  
48 Mathieu Morichon (Fra) France 4  
49 Din Van Den Driessche (Bel) Belgium 4  
50 Stefano Debellis (Ita) Italy 4  
51 Steffen Müller (Ger) Germany 3  
52 Clement Russo (Fra) France 2  
53 Francesco Pedante (Ita) Italy 2  
54 Jiri Rehak (Cze) Czech Republic 1  
55 Lubos Malovec (Svk) Slovakia 1