Van der Poel dominates in Tabor

Jauregui gets second, Hoeyberghs third

It’s not an easy task to walk in the footsteps of a famous father. Mathieu van der Poel is the son of famous cyclo-cross and road rider Adrie and the grandson of legendary French rider Raymond Poulidor. On Sunday morning he convincingly grabbed the win in the first round of the Junior Men World Cup in Tabor, Czech Republic.

The first-year Junior distanced his last opponent Quentin Jauregui (France) halfway through the race and despite easing off at the end he still had 20 seconds on runner-up Jauregui. Daan Hoeyberghs (Belgium) was third in Tabor; the home riders disappointed as none were able to crack the top-10 on home soil.

Jauregui and Van der Poel led the race together during the first two laps, while a large group of about ten riders kept the leaders in sight. After two laps the chase group was reduced to six riders as the speed in front was too high for Jauregui - he dropped back into the chase group with Hoeyberghs, Wout Van Aert (Belgium), Daan Soete (Belgium), Gioele Bertolini (Italy), Marco König (Germany) and Romain Seigle (France).

While Van der Poel kept extending his lead up to 30 seconds, the battle for second place was on in the chase group as Jauregui sneaked away together with Hoeyberghs. The two held off a comeback from Seigle, Bertolini, Van Aert and Soete and sprinted for the podium spots. Twenty seconds after Van der Poel secured his comfortable win Jauregui was much stronger and took second place. Seigle was best of the rest and finished fourth ahead of Soete, Bertolini and Van Aert.

British rider Hugo Robinson enjoyed a solid race and finished just outside the top 10, 58 seconds behind Van der Poel.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathieu Van Der Poel (Ned) Netherlands0:37:17 
2Quentin Jauregui (Fra) France0:00:20 
3Daan Hoeyberghs (Bel) Belgium0:00:22 
4Romain Seigle (Fra) France0:00:24 
5Daan Soete (Bel) Belgium  
6Gioele Bertolini (Ita) Italy  
7Wout Van Aert (Bel) Belgium0:00:25 
8Marco König (Ger) Germany0:00:47 
9Pjotr Van Beek (Ned) Netherlands0:00:54 
10Quinten Hermans (Bel) Belgium0:00:55 
11Hugo Robinson (GBr) Great Britain0:00:58 
12Ariesen Tim (Ned) Netherlands0:01:27 
13Jan Brezna (Cze) Czech Republic  
14Matthias Van De Velde (Bel) Belgium0:01:33 
15Yorben Van Tichelt (Bel) Belgium  
16Nadir Colledani (Ita) Italy0:01:34 
17Koen Weijers (Ned) Netherlands  
18Simon Mateju (Cze) Czech Republic0:01:50 
19Stefano Valdrighi (Ita) Italy0:01:55 
20Yannick Gruner (Ger) Germany0:01:59 
21Daniel Lukes (Cze) Czech Republic0:02:02 
22Tomas Novacek (Cze) Czech Republic0:02:06 
23Karel Pokorny (Cze) Czech Republic0:02:08 
24Anthony Turgis (Fra) France  
25Michal Paluta (Pol) Poland0:02:26 
26Riccardo Redaelli (Ita) Italy0:02:31 
27Stefano Debellis (Ita) Italy0:02:36 
28Steffen Müller (Ger) Germany0:02:38 
29Francesco Pedante (Ita) Italy0:03:24 
30Lubos Malovec (Svk) Slovakia0:03:25 
31Ondrej Glajza (Svk) Slovakia0:03:50 
32Max Lindenau (Ger) Germany0:04:21 
33Wojciech Szyniec (Pol) Poland0:05:05 
34Jakub Rydval (Cze) Czech Republic0:05:12 
35Ivan Schvarcbacher (Svk) Slovakia0:05:53 
36 (-1 lap)Sebastian Strasser (Aut) Austria  

Junior Men - World Cup standings after 1 round

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathieu Van Der Poel (Ned) Netherlands60 pts
2Quentin Jauregui (Fra) France50 
3Daan Hoeyberghs (Bel) Belgium45 
4Romain Seigle (Fra) France40 
5Daan Soete (Bel) Belgium35 
6Gioele Bertolini (Ita) Italy30 
7Wout Van Aert (Bel) Belgium28 
8Marco König (Ger) Germany26 
9Pjotr Van Beek (Ned) Netherlands24 
10Quinten Hermans (Bel) Belgium22 
11Hugo Robinson (GBr) Great Britain20 
12Ariesen Tim (Ned) Netherlands19 
13Jan Brezna (Cze) Czech Republic18 
14Matthias Van De Velde (Bel) Belgium17 
15Yorben Van Tichelt (Bel) Belgium16 
16Nadir Colledani (Ita) Italy15 
17Koen Weijers (Ned) Netherlands14 
18Simon Mateju (Cze) Czech Republic13 
19Stefano Valdrighi (Ita) Italy12 
20Yannick Gruner (Ger) Germany11 
21Daniel Lukes (Cze) Czech Republic10 
22Tomas Novacek (Cze) Czech Republic9 
23Karel Pokorny (Cze) Czech Republic8 
24Anthony Turgis (Fra) France7 
25Michal Paluta (Pol) Poland6 
26Riccardo Redaelli (Ita) Italy5 
27Stefano Debellis (Ita) Italy4 
28Steffen Müller (Ger) Germany3 
29Francesco Pedante (Ita) Italy2 
30Lubos Malovec (Svk) Slovakia1 
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