2.07.2016

Cyclocross: SpHoogstraten

Jens Dekker
Jens Dekker
A really muddy race. And a lot of running. 
The main favourites confirmed in the frst races of the day with victories by Dekker, Iserbyt and Cant.
The Elite Men race is on now. Not a good start for Lars van der Haar... Tom Meeusen is leading a still compact peloton.
At the first passage on the line Meeusen and the van der Poel bros has got a gap. Van Aert and Aerts joins.
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U23 podium
Mathieu van der Poel attacks and 7 laps to he's solo, Meeusen and Van Aert chasing at 6", Aerts and D.Van der Poel at 8". Then Van Aert manages to bridge. Meeusen joins too.
6 laps to go the gap with Aerts is 11", with D.Van der Poel 15" and with Nys 30". 
M. Van der Poel attacks but makes a mistake on the barriers and Van Aert closes the gap.
Embedded image permalinkSo there we go again: a duel between 'les enfants terribles' of the cyclocross peloton.
3 laps to go van der Poel attacks again and drops van Aert
2 laps to go and Van Aert joins van der Poel again. What a thrilling finale!
Embedded image permalinkStill glued at the last lap both van der Poel and van Aert try to excape but both are quick to respond. Now van der Poel gains 5'' on van Aert... he's Mathieu van der Poel wins on Wout van Aert and Tom Meeusen.

Lars van der Haar: ‏
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"Missed my start today. Doesn't happen often. Took some time to move up. I could of done a better result. Not perfect. 7th #Hoogstraten"


MORE TO COME

RESULTS
U19 Men
1. Jens Dekker,
2. Florian Vermeers,
3. Seppe Rombouts.
U23 Men
1. Eli Iserbyt
2. Daan Soete,
3. Quintenhermans
Elite Women
1. Sanne Cant
2. Sophie De Boer
3. Nikki Harris,
4.Verschueren,
5.Van Paassen,
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7.Wyman,
8.Sels,
9.Verdonschot,
10.Kaptheijns.
Elite Men
1. Mathieu van der Poel
2. Wout van Aert
3. Tom Meeusen
4.Nys,
5.Sweeck,
6.Aerts,
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8.D.van der Poel,
9.Vantornout,
10.Aernouts
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