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Van der Poel dominates in Waaslandcross

Koksijde, Mathieu van der Poel
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World champion Mathieu van der Poel was again dominant in the DVV Trofee round in Sint-Niklaas. The Dutchman soloed in ahead of Quinten Hermans (Telenet-Fidea) and Tom Pidcock.

Hermans took the lead early in the C2 Waaslandcross with Van der Poel and Zdenek Stybar (Deceuninck-Quickstep) on his wheel. 

An attack from Pidcock shattered the lead group when he rode a climb the others opted to run, and Van der Poel had to shut down the gap. 

The world champion led into the sand on lap four and when Hermans bobbled just behind, Van der Poel started to carve out his winning advantage.

As he kept opening up the lead, the rest fought for the podium spots, with Hermans getting the better of Pidcock and Wietse Bosmans, who came in fourth. Stybar fought in for sixth behind Jens Adams.

Full Results
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathieu Van Der Poel (Ned) Corendon - Circus 1:33:00
2Quinten Hermans (Bel) Telenet Baloise Lions 0:00:28
3Thomas Pidcock (GBr) Trinity Racing 0:01:03
4Wietse Bosmans (Bel) 0:01:11
5Jens Adams (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen – Bingoal 0:02:31
6Zdeněk Štybar (Cze) 0:02:40
7Marcel Meisen (Ger) Corendon - Circus 0:03:14
8Vincent Baestaens (Bel) Group Hens - Maes Containers 0:03:22
9Dieter Vanthourenhout (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen – Bingoal 0:03:25
10Mathijs Wuyts (Bel) Tarteletto - Isorex 0:04:07
11Cameron Mason (GBr) Trinity Racing 0:04:10
12Arno Van Den Broeck (Bel) 0:04:12
13Lander Loockx (Bel) Group Hens - Maes Containers 0:04:14
14Jarno Liessens (Bel)
15Gianni Siebens (Bel) 0:04:30
16Yannick Peeters (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen – Bingoal 0:04:46
17Sander De Vet (Bel)
18Koen Van Dijke (Ned)
19Luke Verburg (Ned) 0:05:05
20Bart Artz (Ned) 0:05:32
21Joachim Van Looveren (Bel)
22Kerry Werner (USA)
23Senne De Meyer (Bel)
24Glenn Verbeeck (Bel)
25Nick Peers (Bel)
26Pieter-Jan Vliegen (Bel)
27Yelle Leaerts (Bel)
28Maximilian Möbis (Ger)
29Raphaël Kockelmann (Lux)
30Wannes Vanden Bussche (Bel)
31Maarten Van Staeyen (Bel)
32Cai Davies (GBr)
33Gianni Quintelier (Bel)
34Finn Mansfield (GBr)
35Joe Williams (GBr)
36Grigorii Kalashnikov (Rus)
37Tetsuki Kaji (Jpn)
38Francois Chastagner (Fra)
39Dennis Brouwer (Ned)
DNFLennick Van Der Smissen (Bel)
DNFNoah Vreeswijk (Ned)
DNFDario Tielen (Bel)
DNFEdwin De Wit (Bel)
DNFJeroen Meijers (Ned)
DNFDolf Pemen (Bel)

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