Van der Poel imperious in Zolder

Dutchman makes it four from four in World Cup

The opening race at the cyclo-cross World Cup round in Zolder was won by Mathieu van der Poel (Netherlands). Once again the world champion crushed his rivals. Already during the opening lap Van der Poel made the difference. Lap after lap he extended his lead on the relatively fast course at the Terlaemen car circuit. Logan Owen (USA) proved to be best of the rest. The US champion won the sprint of a four-man chase group at two minutes from the untouchable winner.

In the World Cup standings, Van der Poel maintains his maximum amount of points after four World Cup rounds. Owen moves from fourth into second place, just ahead of Martijn Budding (Netherlands). Three times runner-up Quinten Hermans (Belgium) is injured and didn't take the start in Zolder. He drops from second to fourth place in the World Cup standings. The next World Cup round is held in Rome, Italy on January 6, with the World Cup finale following two weeks later in the Netherlands.

Full Results

Junior men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathieu Van Der Poel (Ned) Netherlands0:43:27 
2Logan Owen (USA) United States0:01:58 
3Martijn Budding (Ned) Netherlands0:02:01 
4Clement Russo (Fra) France0:02:02 
5Nicolas Cleppe (Bel) Belgium0:02:05 
6Marco König (Ger) Germany0:02:12 
7Kobe Goossens (Bel) Belgium0:02:14 
8Richard Jansen (Ned) Netherlands0:02:23 
9Dominic Grab (Swi) Switzerland0:02:27 
10Leo Vincent (Fra) France0:02:28 
11Mathieu Morichon (Fra) France0:02:31 
12Adam Toupalik (Cze) Czech Republic0:02:45 
13Gioele Bertolini (Ita) Italy0:02:55 
14Jonas Degroote (Bel) Belgium0:02:57 
15Jan Vastl (Cze) Czech Republic0:02:58 
16Thijs Aerts (Bel) Belgium0:03:00 
17Stan Wijkel (Ned) Netherlands0:03:01 
18Stijn Caluwe (Bel) Belgium-B0:03:08 
19Karel Pokorny (Cze) Czech Republic0:03:12 
20Michal Paluta (Pol) Poland0:03:18 
21Ben Boets (Bel) Belgium0:03:28 
22Yannick Peeters (Bel) Belgium0:03:38 
23Thomas Joseph (Bel) Belgium-B0:03:47 
24Curtis White (USA) United States0:03:50 
25Alexander Ameel (Bel) Belgium-B0:03:52 
26Lukas Meiler (Ger) Germany0:04:07 
27Ward Van Laer (Bel) Belgium-B0:04:09 
28Bjorn Van Der Heijden (Ned) Netherlands0:05:27 
29Maxx Chance (USA) United States0:05:29 
30Martin Dejmek (Cze) Czech Republic0:05:36 
31Nathaniel Morse (USA) United States0:05:50 
32Manuel Müller (Ger) Germany0:06:06 
33Karel Svrcina (Cze) Czech Republic0:06:34 
34Elias Van Hecke (Bel) Belgium-B0:06:57 
-1lapLucas Wollenhaupt (Ger) Germany  
-1lapSpencer Downing (USA) United States  
-1lapRemigiusz Gil (Pol) Poland  
-1lapStephen Bassett (USA) United States  
Junior men World Cup standings after four rounds
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathieu Van Der Poel (Ned) Netherlands240 pts
2Logan Owen (USA) United States165 
3Martijn Budding (Ned) Netherlands160 
4Quinten Hermans (Bel) Belgium150 
5Nicolas Cleppe (Bel) Belgium130 
6Karel Pokorny (Cze) Czech Republic111 
7Kobe Goossens (Bel) Belgium98 
8Clement Russo (Fra) France84 
9Marco König (Ger) Germany79 
10Gioele Bertolini (Ita) Italy76 
11Richard Jansen (Ned) Netherlands71 
12Dominic Grab (Swi) Switzerland65 
13Adam Toupalik (Cze) Czech Republic63 
14Ben Boets (Bel) Belgium62 
15Jan Vastl (Cze) Czech Republic60 
16Yannick Peeters (Bel) Belgium49 
17Curtis White (USA) United States49 
18Bjorn Van Der Heijden (Ned) Netherlands45 
19Leo Vincent (Fra) France39 
20Thomas Joseph (Bel) Belgium39 
21Elie Gesbert (Fra) France38 
22Thijs Aerts (Bel) Belgium35 
23Michal Paluta (Pol) Poland35 
24Stijn Caluwe (Bel) Belgium33 
25Elias Van Hecke (Bel) Belgium32 
26Lukas Meiler (Ger) Germany28 
27Benoit Cosnefroy (Fra) France27 
28Mathieu Morichon (Fra) France20 
29Jonas Degroote (Bel) Belgium20 
30Karel Svrcina (Cze) Czech Republic20 
31Moreno Pellizzon (Ita) Italy17 
32Stan Wijkel (Ned) Netherlands14 
33Simon Vozar (Svk) Slovakia13 
34Ward Van Laer (Bel) Belgium13 
35Adrian Auerbacher (Ger) Germany12 
36Giulio Franzolin (Ita) Italy10 
37Manuel Müller (Ger) Germany9 
38Martin Dejmek (Cze) Czech Republic9 
39Filip Kubin (Cze) Czech Republic8 
40Gianni Van Donink (Bel) Belgium7 
41Alexander Ameel (Bel) Belgium6 
42Jack Ravenscroft (GBr) Great Britain6 
43Dominik Vrana (Cze) Czech Republic6 
44Adam King (GBr) Great Britain5 
45Roman Lehky (Cze) Czech Republic5 
46Sébastien Havot (Fra) France4 
47Simon Vitzthum (Swi) Switzerland4 
48Kamil Malecki (Pol) Poland3 
49Manuel Todaro (Ita) Italy3 
50Maxx Chance (USA) United States2 
51Lukasz Manski (Pol) Poland1 
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