Van der Poel wraps up the World Cup

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

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathieu Van Der Poel (Ned) Netherlands0:43:04
2Anthony Turgis (Fra) France0:00:20
3Quentin Jauregui (Fra) France0:00:31
4Silvio Herklotz (Ger) GermanyRow 3 - Cell 2
5Wout Van Aert (Bel) Belgium0:00:33
6Romain Seigle (Fra) France0:01:15
7Daan Soete (Bel) Belgium0:01:36
8Quinten Hermans (Bel) Belgium0:01:55
9Martijn Budding (Ned) Netherlands0:02:07
10Yorben Van Tichelt (Bel) Belgium0:02:19
11Victor Koretzky (Fra) France0:02:20
12Daan Hoeyberghs (Bel) Belgium0:02:35
13Andri Frischknecht (Swi) Switzerland0:02:37
14Stan Wijkel (Ned) Netherlands0:02:41
15Dylan Kowalski (Fra) France0:02:47
16Ariesen Tim (Ned) Netherlands0:02:54
17Toki Sawada (Jpn) JapanRow 16 - Cell 2
18Dominic Grab (Swi) Switzerland0:02:56
19Jan Vastl (Cze) Czech Republic0:03:03
20Johannes Siemermann (Ger) Germany0:03:09
21Koen Weijers (Ned) Netherlands0:03:15
22Curtis White (USA) United States0:03:19
23Matthias Van De Velde (Bel) Belgium0:03:25
24Jan Brezna (Cze) Czech Republic0:03:28
25Dominic Zumstein (Swi) Switzerland0:03:30
26Felix Drumm (Ger) Germany0:03:39
27Gioele Bertolini (Ita) Italy0:03:42
28Pjotr Van Beek (Ned) NetherlandsRow 27 - Cell 2
29Kevin Suarez Fernandez (Spa) Spain0:03:48
30Karel Pokorny (Cze) Czech Republic0:03:52
31Steffen Müller (Ger) Germany0:03:58
32Andrew Dillman (USA) United States0:04:02
33Toon Wouters (Ned) Netherlands0:04:12
34Richard Cypress Gorry (USA) United States0:04:13
35Michal Paluta (Pol) PolandRow 34 - Cell 2
36Hugo Robinson (GBr) Great Britain0:04:34
37Bryan Van Rooyen (Ned) Netherlands-B0:04:45
38Bjorn Van Der Heijden (Ned) Netherlands-B0:05:05
39Luca De Nicola (Ita) Italy0:05:09
40Tobin Ortenblad (USA) United States0:05:20
41Emil Linde (Swe) Sweden0:05:22
42Lehvi Braam (Ned) Netherlands-B0:05:43
43Joseph Moses (GBr) Great Britain0:05:54
44Piotr Konwa (Pol) Poland0:05:59
45Alexander Welburn (GBr) Great Britain0:06:00
46Jakub Rydval (Cze) Czech RepublicRow 45 - Cell 2
47Yohan Patry (Can) Canada0:06:18
48Patryk Stosz (Pol) Poland0:06:22
49Niels Goeree (Ned) Netherlands-B0:06:26
50Nicky Gieskens (Ned) Netherlands-B0:06:28
51Kota Yokoyama (Jpn) Japan0:06:37
52Sven Fritsch (Lux) Luxembourg0:06:41
53Michimasa Nakai (Jpn) JapanRow 52 - Cell 2
54Mats Lammertink (Ned) Netherlands-B0:07:12
55Samuel Beaudoin (Can) Canada0:07:23
56Yannick Gruner (Ger) Germany0:07:24
57 (-1 lap)Tobiasz Lis (Pol) PolandRow 56 - Cell 2
58Dan Mangers (Lux) LuxembourgRow 57 - Cell 2
59Mateusz Grabis (Pol) PolandRow 58 - Cell 2
60Alec Lang (Lux) LuxembourgRow 59 - Cell 2
61 (-2 laps)Magnus Skjoth (Den) DenmarkRow 60 - Cell 2
62Francesco Pedante (Ita) ItalyRow 61 - Cell 2
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Junior Men World Cup final standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Mathieu Van Der Poel (Ned) Netherlands240pts
2Quentin Jauregui (Fra) France153Row 1 - Cell 3
3Romain Seigle (Fra) France145Row 2 - Cell 3
4Daan Soete (Bel) Belgium131Row 3 - Cell 3
5Silvio Herklotz (Ger) Germany130Row 4 - Cell 3
6Wout Van Aert (Bel) Belgium119Row 5 - Cell 3
7Anthony Turgis (Fra) France117Row 6 - Cell 3
8Daan Hoeyberghs (Bel) Belgium116Row 7 - Cell 3
9Yorben Van Tichelt (Bel) Belgium108Row 8 - Cell 3
10Quinten Hermans (Bel) Belgium77Row 9 - Cell 3
11Victor Koretzky (Fra) France60Row 10 - Cell 3
12Gioele Bertolini (Ita) Italy58Row 11 - Cell 3
13Matthias Van De Velde (Bel) Belgium57Row 12 - Cell 3
14Stan Wijkel (Ned) Netherlands51Row 13 - Cell 3
15Ariesen Tim (Ned) Netherlands50Row 14 - Cell 3
16Pjotr Van Beek (Ned) Netherlands47Row 15 - Cell 3
17Dylan Kowalski (Fra) France44Row 16 - Cell 3
18Martijn Budding (Ned) Netherlands44Row 17 - Cell 3
19Koen Weijers (Ned) Netherlands42Row 18 - Cell 3
20Andri Frischknecht (Swi) Switzerland37Row 19 - Cell 3
21Hugo Robinson (GBr) Great Britain36Row 20 - Cell 3
22Marco König (Ger) Germany32Row 21 - Cell 3
23Dominic Grab (Swi) Switzerland31Row 22 - Cell 3
24Nadir Colledani (Ita) Italy30Row 23 - Cell 3
25Jan Brezna (Cze) Czech Republic25Row 24 - Cell 3
26Johannes Siemermann (Ger) Germany25Row 25 - Cell 3
27Felix Drumm (Ger) Germany20Row 26 - Cell 3
28Dominic Zumstein (Swi) Switzerland19Row 27 - Cell 3
29Jan Vastl (Cze) Czech Republic17Row 28 - Cell 3
30Karel Pokorny (Cze) Czech Republic17Row 29 - Cell 3
31Toon Wouters (Ned) Netherlands16Row 30 - Cell 3
32Toki Sawada (Jpn) Japan14Row 31 - Cell 3
33Andrew Dillman (USA) United States14Row 32 - Cell 3
34Kevin Suarez Fernandez (Spa) Spain14Row 33 - Cell 3
35Simon Mateju (Cze) Czech Republic13Row 34 - Cell 3
36Stefano Valdrighi (Ita) Italy12Row 35 - Cell 3
37Ben Boets (Bel) Belgium11Row 36 - Cell 3
38Yannick Gruner (Ger) Germany11Row 37 - Cell 3
39Leo Vincent (Fra) France10Row 38 - Cell 3
40Nicolas Cleppe (Bel) Belgium10Row 39 - Cell 3
41Daniel Lukes (Cze) Czech Republic10Row 40 - Cell 3
42Curtis White (USA) United States9Row 41 - Cell 3
43Erik Kramer (Ned) Netherlands9Row 42 - Cell 3
44Tomas Novacek (Cze) Czech Republic9Row 43 - Cell 3
45Berne Vankeirsbilck (Bel) Belgium8Row 44 - Cell 3
46Michal Paluta (Pol) Poland6Row 45 - Cell 3
47Riccardo Redaelli (Ita) Italy5Row 46 - Cell 3
48Mathieu Morichon (Fra) France4Row 47 - Cell 3
49Din Van Den Driessche (Bel) Belgium4Row 48 - Cell 3
50Stefano Debellis (Ita) Italy4Row 49 - Cell 3
51Steffen Müller (Ger) Germany3Row 50 - Cell 3
52Clement Russo (Fra) France2Row 51 - Cell 3
53Francesco Pedante (Ita) Italy2Row 52 - Cell 3
54Jiri Rehak (Cze) Czech Republic1Row 53 - Cell 3
55Lubos Malovec (Svk) Slovakia1Row 54 - Cell 3


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