Van Aert beats Pidcock at GP Sven Nys

DENDERMONDE BELGIUM DECEMBER 26 Wout Van Aert of Belgium and Team JumboVisma celebrates at finish line as race winner during the 2nd Dendermonde UCI CycloCross Worldcup 2021 Mens Elite CXWorldCup UCIcyclocrossWC on December 26 2021 in Dendermonde Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) made it seven cyclo-cross wins from seven starts at the GP Sven Nys in Baal, beating Tom Pidcock (Ineos Grenadiers) after catching and passing the Briton on the last lap of the race.

After a hard battle, Pidcock crossed the line nine seconds down, while Eli Iserbyt (Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal) rounded out the podium at 28 seconds down.

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Brief results
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Wout van Aert (Bel) Jumbo-Visma 1:04:22
2Tom Pidcock (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers 0:00:10
3Eli Iserbyt (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal 0:00:29
4Toon Aerts (Bel) Baloise Trek Lions 0:01:16
5Michael Vanthourenhout (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal 0:01:58
6Ben Turner (GBr) Trinity Racing 0:02:13
7Lars van der Haar (Ned) Baloise Trek Lions 0:02:25
8Jens Adams (Bel) Hollebeekhoeve 0:02:44
9Laurens Sweeck (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal 0:02:48
10Tom Meeusen (Bel) Deschacht-Hens-Maes 0:02:50

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