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Van der Poel superb in Flandriencross Hamme victory

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Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon-Circus) wins the 2019 Flandriencross round of the DVV Trofee

Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon-Circus) wins the 2019 Flandriencross round of the DVV Trofee (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon-Circus) tops the 2019 Flandriencross podium after beating Laurens Sweeck (Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal) and Creafin-Fristads' Tim Merlier

Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon-Circus) tops the 2019 Flandriencross podium after beating Laurens Sweeck (Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal) and Creafin-Fristads' Tim Merlier (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Corendon-Circus's Mathieu van der Poel en route to victory at the 2019 Flandriencross in Hamme, Belgium

Corendon-Circus's Mathieu van der Poel en route to victory at the 2019 Flandriencross in Hamme, Belgium (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Laurens Sweeck (Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal) rode strongly to take second at the 2019 Flandriencross

Laurens Sweeck (Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal) rode strongly to take second at the 2019 Flandriencross (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

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.

Results

Brief Results
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathieu van der Poel (Ned) Corendon-Circus 1:01:46
2Laurens Sweeck (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal 0:00:40
3Tim Merlier (Bel) Creafin-Fristads 0:01:03
4Lars van der Haar (Ned) Telenet Baloise Lions 0:01:06
5Eli Iserbyt (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal 0:01:09
6Tom Meeusen (Bel) Corendon-Circus 0:01:14
7Michael Vanthourenhout (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal 0:01:15
8Gianni Vermeersch (Bel) Corendon-Circus 0:01:56
9Corne van Kessel (Ned) Telenet Baloise Lions
10Toon Aerts (Bel) Telenet Baloise Lions 0:02:10

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