Van der Poel bounces back to win the Druivencross

Mathieu van der Poel crosses the line

Mathieu van der Poel crosses the line (Image credit: Tim de Waele/

Mathieu Van der Poel (Beobank-Corendon) dominated the Vlaamse Druivencross on Sunday, to make up for a problematic race in Essen on Saturday.

The young Dutchman ensured he was at the front after the uphill start and never looked back as his rivals struggled behind him. On 

World champion Wout Van Aert (Crelan-Vastgoedservice) tried to stay with Van der Poel but the pace proved far too quick for him and he slipped back and faded after a brief mechanical problem. He finished a minute back on Van der Poel after an hour of technical racing, with Kevin Pauwels (Marlux-Napoleon Games) third at 2:12.


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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathieu Van Der Poel (Ned)1:00:35
2Wout Van Aert (Bel)0:00:55
3Kevin Pauwels (Bel)0:02:05
4Jens Adams (Bel)0:02:20
5Tim Merlier (Bel)0:02:58
6Michael Boros (Cze)0:03:05
7Tom Meeusen (Bel)0:03:13
8Klaas Vantornout (Bel)0:03:37
9Daan Soete (Bel)0:03:46
10Wietse Bosmans (Bel)0:03:51
11Gianni Vermeersch (Bel)0:03:55
12Vincent Baestaens (Bel)0:04:13
13Jim Aernouts (Bel)0:04:20
14Stephen Hyde (USA)0:04:32
15Joeri Adams (Bel)0:05:10
16Dieter Vanthourenhout (Bel)0:05:35
17Rob Peeters (Bel)0:05:45
18Jens Vandekinderen (Bel)0:05:53
19Michael Vanthourenhout (Bel)0:06:10
20Quincy Vens (Bel)Row 19 - Cell 2
21Bart Hofman (Bel)Row 20 - Cell 2
22Vinnie Braet (Bel)Row 21 - Cell 2
23Niels Wubben (Ned)Row 22 - Cell 2
24Dario Tielen (Bel)Row 23 - Cell 2
25Stijn Huys (Bel)Row 24 - Cell 2
26Kenneth Van Compernolle (Bel)Row 25 - Cell 2
27Eric Thompson (USA)Row 26 - Cell 2
28Tim De Schuyter (Bel)Row 27 - Cell 2
29Alexander Forrester (GBr)Row 28 - Cell 2

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