No Mathieu van der Poel or Wout van Aert in the Parkcross in Maldegem today. The world champion is a few days on holiday, Van der Poel gave this morning sick lump sum.
“It is a pity because I would have liked to have raced in Maldegem, where last year I still won,” said Van der Poel. “But the day after the world cup I had suffered from stomach and intestines. I still have until this morning been waiting for a decision to take, but with Lille and Hoogstraten for the door, it is better to first off to be sick.”
A victory in Maldegem would Van der Poel closer to his goal of thirty seizoenszeges have brought, but the 23-year-old Dutchman will be there so still a bit of a wait. He is currently at 26.
Last weekend, knew Van der Poel already a disappointing world cup: he could do nothing against Van Aert, and was finally only third. Possible played his disease with him when all tricks.
The lump sum of Van der Poel mean, however, that the Parkcross it without the big names should do, as world champion Van Aert is a few days on vacation. However, of the party, Michael Vanthourenhout, the second of the world cup in Valkenburg, and Eli Iserbyt, the world champion in the promises.