Bullseye for 'Sniper' Van der Poel as youngest ever elite cyclo-cross world champion

Mathieu van der Poel dominated the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championship race in Bohemian town Tábor from start to finish to become the youngest elite 'cross World Champion in history, taking over that distinction from Erik De Vlaeminck, who was almost 21 when he won in 1966. Having only turned 20 just two weeks ago, the Dutchman was younger even than the men's U23 winner Michael Vanthourenhout, and together with Wout Van Aert, who turned 20 in September and Lars van der Haar, 23, represents the future of cyclo-cross.

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