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Three in a row for Wout van Aert, four riders did in the past, however, is even better

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Drie op een rij voor Wout van Aert, vier crossers deden in het verleden echter nog beter

Wout van Aert (Crelan-Charles) may, for the third year in a row, the Belgian champion in cyclo-cross. The 23-year-old Van Aert took the Sunday in Koksijde in solo for Laurens Sweeck and the surprising Daan Soete. Van Aert also wrote the previous two years, in Lille and Ostend, the Belgian championship to his name. Three in a row, however, is not a record, four riders did in the past all better.

1) Roland Liboton: 10 Belgian titles

1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988 and 1989.

2) Sven Nys: 9 Belgian titles

2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2014.

3) Maurice Seynaeve: 5 Belgian titles

1933, 1934, 1935, 1936 and 1937.

4) Georges Vandermeirsch: 5 Belgian titles

1945, 1946, 1947, 1949 and 1951.

5) Danny De Bie: 3 Belgian titles

1990, 1991 and 1992.

6) Wout van Aert: 3 Belgian titles

2016, 2017 and 2018.

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