Van der Poel cruises to victory in Gullegem

Mathieu van der Poel
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) claimed an emphatic victory at Cyclocross Gullegem after soloing clear on the fifth lap of the race. The Dutchman came home 17 seconds clear of ahead of Michael Vanthourenhout (Pauwels Sauce-Bingoal), while Corné van Kesse (Tormans) took third, a further two seconds back.

Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) continued his return to action with an encouraging 4th place finish. In only his second competitive outing since crashing heavily at the Tour de France in July, the Belgian began strongly and remained in contention for a podium spot after Van der Poel escaped at the midway point.

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathieu Van der Poel (Ned) Corendon-Circus 1:01:20
2Michael Vanthourenhout (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal 0:00:17
3Corne Van Kessel (Ned) 0:00:19
4Wout Van Aert (Bel) 0:00:42
5Jens Adams (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal 0:01:32
6Diether Sweeck (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal 0:01:49
7Gianni Vermeersch (Bel) Creafin-Fristads 0:02:21
8Zdenek Stybar (Cze) 0:02:27
9Nicolas Cleppe (Bel) Telenet Baloise Lions 0:02:39
10Sean De Bie (Bel)
11Jim Aernouts (Bel) Telenet Baloise Lions 0:03:00
12Yannick Peeters (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal 0:03:11
13Curtis White (USA) Cannondale Cyclocrossworld 0:03:26
14Joran Wyseure (Bel) 0:03:41
15Stephen Hyde (USA) Cannondale Cyclocrossworld 0:03:59
16Thomas Mein (GBr) Tarteletto-Isorex 0:04:38
17Kenneth Van Compernolle (Bel) 0:05:12
18Mathieu Willemyns (Bel) 0:05:53
19Brannan Fix (USA) 0:06:01
20Xandro Meurisse (Bel) 0:06:13
21Julien Roussel (Fra) 0:07:14
22Thibault Valognes (Fra)
23Dolf Pemen (Bel)
24David Conroy (Irl)
25Hendrik Sweeck (Bel)
26Max Judelson (USA)
27Lucas Vaz (Fra)
28Cai Davies (GBr)
29Ren Tsumita (Jpn)
30Finn Mansfield (GBr)
31Francois Chastagner (Fra)
32Vincent Oger (Bel)
33Valentin Majorczyk (Fra)

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