Mathieu van der Poel scores win at X2O Trophy Scheldecross

Mathieu Van der Poel rainbow stripes
Mathieu van der Poel earned a third rainbow stripes jersey earlier in 2020 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) made a victorious return to cyclo-cross on Saturday, winning the Scheldecross after an absorbing battle with Eli Iserbyt (Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal). 

The world champion was making his latest start to a ‘cross season but still managed to raise his arms at the first time of asking, as he has done in six of the seven campaigns he has ridden as an elite. 

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Full Results
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathieu van der Poel (Ned) Alpecin Fenix0:58:10
2Eli Iserbyt (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal 0:00:06
3Thomas Pidcock (GBr) Trinity Racing 0:00:27
4Toon Aerts (Bel) Telenet Baloise Lions 0:00:30
5Lars van der Haar (Ned) Telenet Baloise Lions 0:00:43
6Laurens Sweeck (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal 0:00:51
7Quinten Hermans (Bel) Tormans Cyclo Cross Team 0:01:00
8Michael Vanthourenhout (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal 0:01:09
9Corne van Kessel (Ned) Tormans Cyclo Cross Team 0:01:22
10Daan Soete (Bel) Group Hens-Maes Containers0:01:26
11Joris Nieuwenhuis (Ned) Team Sunweb0:01:45
12Ryan Kamp (Ned) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal0:01:52
13Jelle Camps (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal0:02:05
14Kevin Kuhn (Swi) Tormans Cyclo Cross Team0:02:11
15Thijs Aerts (Bel) Telenet Baloise Lions0:02:15
16Gianni Vermeersch (Bel) Credishop Fristads0:02:19
17Tim Merlier (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix0:02:25
18Vincent Baestaens (Bel) Group Hens-Maes Containers0:02:27
19Anton Ferdinande (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal0:02:30
20Jim Aernouts (Bel) Telenet Baloise Lions0:02:34
21Tom Meeusen (Bel) Group Hens-Maes Containers0:02:47
22Diether Sweeck (Bel) Credishop-Fristads0:03:07
23Thomas Mein (GBr) Tormans Cyclo Cross Team0:03:21
24Mees Hendrikx (Ned) Credishop-Fristads0:03:37
25Pim Ronhaar (Ned) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal0:04:11
26David van der Poel (Ned) Alpecin-Fenix0:04:16
27Dieter Vanthourenhout (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal0:04:19
28Tim van Dijke (Ned) Jumbo Visma Development0:04:51
29Gianni Siebens (Bel) Urbano Cycling Team0:05:08
30Ward Huybs (Bel) Telenet Baloise Lions0:05:13
31Timo Kielich (Bel) Credishop-Fristads0:05:19
32Julian Siemons (Bel) AA Drink Young Lions0:05:21
33Curtis White (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld0:05:25
34Wout Vervoort (Bel) Iko-crelanRow 33 - Cell 2
35Arne Baers (Bel) Bert Containers - Pauwels Sauzen0:05:33
36Loris Rouiller (Swi) Alpecin-Fenix0:05:48
37Hugo Jot (Fra) Ardennes Cross Team0:05:58
38Stan Godrie (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg - Destil0:06:05
39Robin Alderweireld (Bel) Team Atom 60:06:14
40Arne Vrachten (Bel) Acrog - Tormans Balen BC0:06:20
41Len Dejonghe (Bel) Group Hens-Maes Containers-1 lap
42Seppe Rombouts (Bel) Acrog - Tormans Balen BcRow 41 - Cell 2
43Bart Artz (Ned)Row 42 - Cell 2
44Klaas Groenen (Ned)Row 43 - Cell 2
45Joachim van Looveren (Bel) Proximus-Alphamotorhomes-Doltcini CTRow 44 - Cell 2
46Dolf Pemen (Bel) Proximus-Alphamotorhomes-Doltcini CTRow 45 - Cell 2
47Koen van Dijke (Ned)Row 46 - Cell 2
48Arthur Tropardy (Fra)Row 47 - Cell 2
49Ronan Auffret (Fra) Team Podiocom CC-2 laps
50Noah Vreeswijk (Ned)Row 49 - Cell 2
51Ydris Salomez (Bel) Proximus-Alphamotorhomes-Doltcini CTRow 50 - Cell 2
52Lucas Brondani (Fra) AS Bike Crossteam- 3 laps
53Gabriel Timothé (Fra)- 4 laps
54Vincent Oger (Bel) Entente Cycliste de Wallonie- 5 laps
DNFNicolas Cleppe (Bel) Telenet Baloise LionsRow 54 - Cell 2
DNFMaik van der Heijden (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg - DestilRow 55 - Cell 2
DNFTheo Thomas (Fra) Tormans Cyclo-cross TeamRow 56 - Cell 2
DNFThibau Nys (Bel) Telenet Baloise LionsRow 57 - Cell 2
DNSNiels Vandeputte (Bel) Alpecin-FenixRow 58 - Cell 2

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