Wout Van Aert (Vastgoedservice-Golden Palace) won a second consecutive Poldercross in Kruibeke on Saturday after winning the Belgian race last year.
Michael Vanthourenhout (Sunweb-Napoleon Games) finished second, followed by Laurens Sweeck (Cibel-ERA). Sven Nys (Crelan-Euphony) finished seventh after fighting his way back from two early mechanicals.
Van Aaert and Vanthourenhout rode away from a six-rider group with about four laps remaining, but Vanthourenhout couldn’t hold the World Cup leader’s pace and trailed in across the finish eight seconds in arrears.
|#||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Wout Van Aert (Bel) Vastgoedservice-Golden Palace|
|2||Michael Vanthourenhout (Bel) Sunweb-Napoleon Games|
|3||Laurens Sweeck (Bel) Cibel-ERA|
|4||Joeri Adams (Bel) Vastgoedservice-Golden Palace|
|5||Rob Peeters (Bel) Vastgoedservice-Golden Palace|