Van der Poel cruises to victory in Ethias Cross Bredene

ZOLDER BELGIUM DECEMBER 26 Arrival Mathieu Van Der Poel of The Netherlands and Team AlpecinFenix Celebration during the 16th HeusdenZolder World Cup 2020 Men Elite CX SPHeusdenZolder SuperprestigeCX Cyclocross on December 26 2020 in Zolder Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
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Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) put his rainbow jersey on display with another solo victory, this time at the Ethias Cross in Bredene, where he rode away from Toon Aerts (Telenet-Baloise) midway through the race to win with relative ease.

Aerts held on for second, having lost contact on lap five after puncturing, while Michael Vanthourenhout (Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal) came in a distant third over Gianni Vermeersch.

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Brief Results
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathieu van der Poel (Ned) Alpecin-Fenix 0:59:03
2Toon Aerts (Bel) Telenet Baloise Lions 0:01:01
3Michael Vanthourenhout (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal 0:01:42
4Gianni Vermeersch (Bel) Credishop-Fristads 0:01:48
5Tom Meeusen (Bel) Group Hens-Maes Containers 0:01:59
6Diether Sweeck (Bel) Credishop-Fristads 0:02:05
7Nicolas Cleppe (Bel) Telenet Baloise Lions 0:02:11
8Tim Merlier (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 0:02:23
9Yentl Bekaert (Bel) Telenet Baloise Lions 0:02:32
10Anton Ferdinande (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal 0:02:43
11Curtis White (USA) Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld

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