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Mathieu van der Poel is already sure of victory for the start in Middelkerke

Mathieu van der Poel is already sure of victory for the start in Middelkerke

Saturday in the coastal city of Middelkerke and the cloth on the 36th edition of the world cup. In the men’s elite go out of the race for the second year in a row to Mathieu van der Poel. Also in the season 2014-2015 was the Dutchman is already lord and master. Only in the ladies elite, promises, and juniors is the fight is still open for the final victory in the regelmatigheidsklassement.

The Noordzeecross of Middelkerke, on and around the Westendelaan, the Saturday without Wout Van Aert. The world champion cyclo-cross reed in Hoogstraten, after all, his last cross this season. From now on, explains Van Aert, the focus on his season. That sums up for him next week Saturday with the Omloop het Nieuwsblad. Mathieu van der Poel, for his part, may have free play for a 29th win this season. In addition, the European champion in the standings with 100 points. Third in the state’s Laurens Sweeck. That can be a good thing to do and can even seize second place in the final standings, having regard to Wout Van Aert (96 points), default gives.

With the ladies is the difference between a leader Sanne Cant (92 points) and the second in the booth, Maud Kaptheijns, only one point. Thus, a fierce battle is expected between the world champion and the Dutch. Sanne Cant may for the third consecutive time eindlaureate.

Sieben Wouters (78 points) was the promises on the road to a carefree victory in the world cup until he is in Hoogstraten a dip knew and had to give up. The Czech Adam Toupalik approached this to six points and the juniors, there is also an English-Czech war. Leader Ryan Camp has 96 points to his name, the Czech Tomas Kopecky scored in total 94 points. Voltage asset so in Middelkerke.

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