Elite men: Hamme - Hamme
Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon-Circus) claimed a commanding victory in the Flandriencross round of the DVV Trofee in Hamme, Belgium, on Sunday, soloing away in the second half of the race. Laurens Sweeck (Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal) was the best of the rest, coming within two seconds of catching the world champion before Van der Poel put in a second surge.
Tim Merlier rounded out the podium after battling with Toon Aerts before the Belgian champion suffered a mechanical and dropped back.
A day after taking a clearly emotional victory in Tabor, Van der Poel, mourning the loss of his grandfather Raymond Poulidor, was back in firm control and coolly dispatching his opponents to win the Flandriencross for the fourth time.
|Pos.||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Mathieu van der Poel (Ned) Corendon-Circus||1:01:46|
|2||Laurens Sweeck (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal||0:00:40|
|3||Tim Merlier (Bel) Creafin-Fristads||0:01:03|
|4||Lars van der Haar (Ned) Telenet Baloise Lions||0:01:06|
|5||Eli Iserbyt (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal||0:01:09|
|6||Tom Meeusen (Bel) Corendon-Circus||0:01:14|
|7||Michael Vanthourenhout (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal||0:01:15|
|8||Gianni Vermeersch (Bel) Corendon-Circus||0:01:56|
|9||Corne van Kessel (Ned) Telenet Baloise Lions|
|10||Toon Aerts (Bel) Telenet Baloise Lions||0:02:10|
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