Toon Aerts ends Mathieu van der Poel's winning streak at Hotondcross

Toon Aerts (Telenet-Baloise Lions)
Toon Aerts (Telenet-Baloise Lions) (Image credit: Getty Images)

Toon Aerts (Telenet-Baloise Lions) won the DVV Verzekeringen trofee Hotondcross in Ronse on Saturday. The Belgian champion soloed to the finish 1:30 ahead of runner-up Eli Iserbyt (Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal) and 2:14 ahead of third placed Mathieu Van Der Poel (Corendon - Circus).

Aerts denied Van der Poel his 36th consecutive cyclo-cross victory. Van der Poel's winning streak began at the Koppenbergcross in 2018, according to a report in Wielerflits

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Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Toon Aerts (Bel) Telenet Baloise Lions 0:55:54
2Eli Iserbyt (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen - Bingoal 0:01:30
3Mathieu Van Der Poel (Ned) Corendon - Circus 0:02:14
4Michael Vanthourenhout (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen - Bingoal 0:02:18
5Tim Merlier (Bel) Creafin-Fristads 0:02:28
6Lars Van Der Haar (Ned) Telenet Baloise Lions 0:02:32
7Marcel Meisen (Ger) Corendon - Circus 0:03:06
8Corne Van Kessel (Ned) Telenet Baloise Lions 0:03:16
9Thijs Aerts (Bel) Telenet Baloise Lions 0:04:14
10Jim Aernouts (Bel) Telenet Baloise Lions 0:04:38
11Nicolas Cleppe (Bel) Telenet Baloise Lions 0:04:52
12Gianni Vermeersch (Bel) Creafin – Fristads 0:06:04
13Yannick Peeters (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen – Bingoal 0:06:37
14Tom Meeusen (Bel) Corendon - Circus 0:06:55
15Lander Loockx (Bel) Group Hens - Maes Containers 0:07:24
16Sieben Wouters (Ned) Creafin – Fristads 0:07:31
17Robin Alderweireld (Bel)
18Koen Van Dijke (Ned)
19Edwin De Wit (Bel)
20Mathieu Willemyns (Bel)
21Yoni De Bock (Bel)
22Max Judelson (USA)
23Dario Tielen (Bel)
24Ylber Sefa (Alb)
25Vincent Oger (Bel)
26Kailin Waterman (USA)
DNFJens Adams (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen – Bingoal
DNFDieter Vanthourenhout (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen – Bingoal
DNFJelle De Bock (Bel)

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