12.13.2014

Cyclocross: Scheldecross Crown Mathiew Van der Poel, and Sweeck gets to the light spot

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Heavy terrain, dry, almost sandy. Several crashes.
A no story race. Mathieu Van der Poel put in place a smashing performance. Nobody really reacted. Tom Meeusen looked good but it lived short. The only true contender was Sweeck. Who? Yep, I was the same. Who's Sweeck? A brave one! 
He attacked, gained a gap, kept leading solo for a while then Mathieu Van der Poel decided that it was time to give it a cut in spite there were still 6 laps to go. He left the chasing group, easily bridged, joined Sweeck and dropped him after half a lap. 5 laps to go he crossed the line solo, lapping a rider in the process. And nobody could catch him.
Sweeck resisted,finishing 2nd, and with a flat tyre. As happy as the winner - even more. 
Tom Meeusen was 3rd but I was expecting a more aggressive race by him.

RESULTS
1 VAN DER POEL Mathieu BKCP - Powerplus 100 0:00
2 SWEECK Laurens Corendon - Kwadro 80 ,,
3 MEEUSEN Tom Telenet - Fidea 70 ,,
4 PEETERS Rob Vastgoedservice - Golden Palace 60 ,,
5 WALSLEBEN Philipp BKCP - Powerplus 50 ,,
6 VAN KESSEL Corne Telenet - Fidea 45 ,,
7 VAN DER POEL David BKCP - Powerplus 40 ,,
8 SWEECK Diether Corendon - Kwadro 35 ,,
9 WELLENS Bart Telenet - Fidea 30 ,,
10 VANTHOURENHOUT Sven

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