Mathieu van der Poel dominates Azencross

Mathieu van der Poel continued his domination of elite men's cyclo-cross racing this year with a victory at the DVV trophy series' Azencross in Loenhout on Friday. World champion Wout Van Aert was second and Toon Aerts was third.

Van der Poel jumped ahead of his rivals early during the opening lap and quickly gained several metres that turned into a sizeable lead by the start of the second lap. His lead grew to 17 seconds at the halfway point. He then continued on alone, out front, for the elite men's 60-minute race. He built his lead out to 40 seconds when he crossed the line for the victory.

Aerts put forth a strong chase with a group that included Van Aert, Michael Vanthourenhout, Laurens Sweeck, Tim Merlier and Tom Meeusen. Van Aert crossed the line in second place, 40 seconds behind van der Poel and one second ahead of third-placed Aerts. Aerts remains the leader of the series.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathieu Van Der Poel (Ned) Corendon - Circus1:00:51
2Wout Van Aert (Bel)0:00:40
3Toon Aerts (Bel) Telenet Fidea Lions0:00:41
4Michael Vanthourenhout (Bel) Marlux - Bingoal0:00:49
5Tom Meeusen (Bel) Corendon - Circus0:00:52
6Corne Van Kessel (Ned) Telenet Fidea Lions0:01:00
7Joris Nieuwenhuis (Ned)Row 6 - Cell 2
8Tim Merlier (Bel) Crelan - Charles0:01:07
9Eli Iserbyt (Bel) Marlux - Bingoal0:01:17
10Jens Adams (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen - Vastgoedservice0:01:22
11Kevin Pauwels (Bel) Marlux - Bingoal0:01:25
12Laurens Sweeck (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen - Vastgoedservice0:01:51
13Zdeněk Štybar (Cze)0:01:57
14Dieter Vanthourenhout (Bel) Marlux - Bingoal0:01:58
15Lars Van Der Haar (Ned) Telenet Fidea Lions0:01:59
16Jim Aernouts (Bel) Telenet Fidea Lions0:02:03
17Thijs Aerts (Bel) Telenet Fidea Lions0:02:49
18Felipe Orts Lloret (Spa) Delikia - Ginestar0:03:10
19Stan Godrie (Ned) Crelan - Charles0:03:22
20Stephen Hyde (USA)0:03:43
21Michael Boroš (Cze) Creafin Tüv Sud0:04:11
22Yorben Van Tichelt (Bel)0:04:49
23Curtis White (USA)0:04:53
24Michael Van Den Ham (Can) Garneau-Easton P/B Transitions Lifecare0:04:54
25Yannick Peeters (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen - VastgoedserviceRow 24 - Cell 2
26Severin Sägesser (Swi)0:04:55
27Robin Alderweireld (Bel)0:05:02
28Ismael Esteban Aguero (Spa) Delikia - Ginestar0:05:15
29Kevin Suarez Fernandez (Spa) Nesta Cx Team0:05:35
30Sieben Wouters (Ned) Creafin Tüv Sud0:05:40
31Dario Tielen (Bel)0:05:44
32Senne De Meyer (Bel)0:06:25
33Tomas Misser Vilaseca (Spa)0:06:30
34Kenneth Hansen (Den)0:06:32
35David Eriksson (Swe)0:06:33
36Kelvin Bakx (Ned)0:06:44
37Yelle Leaerts (Bel)Row 36 - Cell 2
38Frederik Hähnel (Ger)Row 37 - Cell 2
39Max Judelson (USA)Row 38 - Cell 2
40Cameron Jette (Can)Row 39 - Cell 2
41Henrik Jansson (Swe)Row 40 - Cell 2
42Daniel Ania Gonzalez (Spa) Nesta Cx TeamRow 41 - Cell 2
43Tyler Cloutier (USA)Row 42 - Cell 2
44Philipp Heigl (Aut)Row 43 - Cell 2
45Niels Koyen (Bel)Row 44 - Cell 2
46Pieter Meelberghs (Bel)Row 45 - Cell 2
47James Edmond (GBr)Row 46 - Cell 2
48Luis Junquera San Millan (Spa)Row 47 - Cell 2
49Loris Tursi (Ita)Row 48 - Cell 2
DNFEdwin De Wit (Bel)Row 49 - Cell 2


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