Van der Poel holds off Van Aert to win Flandriencross Hamme

Dutch Mathieu Van Der Poel celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the men elite race of the Flandriencross the sixth stage in the Trofee Veldrijden Cyclocross competition on January 23 2021 in Hamme Photo by DAVID STOCKMAN various sources AFP Belgium OUT Photo by DAVID STOCKMANBelgaAFP via Getty Images
Mathieu van der Poel wins in Hamme (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Mathieu van de Poel (Alpecin - Fenix) won the Flandriencross for the fifth year in a row despite being pushed all the way by rival Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma). 

The world champion pulled out a slender gap early in the race and despite his Belgium rival holding the gap throughout Van de Poel held on for victory by a handful of seconds in Hamme.

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Full Results
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathieu van der Poel (Ned) Alpecin-Fenix 1:05:22
2Wout Van Aert (Bel) Jumbo-Visma 0:00:07
3Laurens Sweeck (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen - Bingoal 0:01:00
4Thomas Pidcock (GBr) Trinity Racing 0:01:05
5Toon Aerts (Bel) Baloise Trek Lions 0:01:06
6Corne van Kessel (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:01:35
7Eli Iserbyt (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen - Bingoal 0:01:38
8Michael Vanthourenhout (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen - Bingoal 0:01:39
9Felipe Orts Lloret (Spa) Burgos-BH 0:02:04
10Lars Van Der Haar (Ned) Baloise Trek Lions 0:02:35
11Quinten Hermans (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:02:58
12Tom Meeusen (Bel) Group Hens - Maes Containers 0:03:03
13Niels Vandeputte (Bel) Alpecin - Fenix 0:03:13
14Thibau Nys (Bel) Baloise Trek Lions 0:03:22
15Vincent Baestaens (Bel) Group Hens - Maes Containers 0:03:46
16Loris Rouiller (Swi) Alpecin - Fenix 0:03:49
17Lander Loockx (Bel) Group Hens - Maes Containers 0:03:57
18David van der Poel (Ned) Alpecin-Fenix 0:03:58
19Jim Aernouts (Bel) Baloise Trek Lions 0:04:03
20Ryan Kamp (Ned) Pauwels Sauzen - Bingoal 0:04:21
21Emiel Verstrynge (Bel) Tormans Cyclo Cross Team 0:04:22
22Arne Vrachten (Bel) 0:04:32
23Mees Hendrikx (Ned) Credishop-Fristads 0:04:47
24Yentl Bekaert (Bel) Baloise Trek Lions 0:04:53
25Ben Turner (GBr) Trinity Racing 0:05:09
26Thomas Mein (GBr) Tormans Cyclo Cross Team 0:05:18
27Len Dejonghe (Bel) Group Hens - Maes Containers 0:05:39
28Robin Alderweireld (Bel) 0:06:01
29Cameron Mason (GBr) Trinity Racing 0:06:06
30Ingmar Uytdewilligen (Bel) 0:06:14
31Arno Van Den Broeck (Bel) 0:06:31
32Witse Meeussen (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen - Bingoal 0:06:37
33Joachim Van Looveren (Bel) Proximus - Alphamotorhomes - Doltcini Ct 0:06:39
34Arne Baers (Bel)
35Gianni Siebens (Bel)
36Wout Vervoort (Bel)
37Thomas Verheyen (Bel)
38Jens Gys (Bel)
39Lennert Belmans (Bel) Iko - Crelan
40Koen Van Dijke (Ned)
41Victor Thomas (Fra)
42Théo Thomas (Fra) Tormans Cyclo Cross Team
43Dolf Pemen (Bel) Proximus - Alphamotorhomes - Doltcini Ct
44Cédric Pries (Lux)
45Ydris Salomez (Bel) Proximus - Alphamotorhomes - Doltcini Ct
46Noah Vreeswijk (Ned)
47Jules Van Kempen (USA)
48Jonathan Anderson (USA)
DNFGianni Vermeersch (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
DNFDiether Sweeck (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
DNFJelle Camps (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen - Bingoal
DNFJulian Siemons (Bel)
DNFKlaas Groenen (Ned)
DNFJustin Laevens (Bel) Proximus - Alphamotorhomes - Doltcini Ct

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