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“Nonchalant” Mathieu van der Poel gives this time brother the debt of boring cross, Wout van Aert is not giving up yet

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For the 15th time this year if Mathieu van der Poel cheer to the victory. When he was in the end still fall. “I was a little careless,” said the 23-year-old Dutchman Sunday after his victory in Zonhoven.

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Tom Meeusen and David van der Poel took the European champion immediately after the start, in tow. “It was the fault of my brother that I was so early left,” says Van der Poel. “He went so hard, I wanted to take over and take him, but when I looked back, I had suddenly a big advantage. That was a sign and I drove by.”

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“It might seem easy, but this is really a tricky cross. I chose a pace that I knew I had an hour could last and that was me also. At the end I lost even my concentration and I made a mistake, although I have to add a technically very strong cross reed. Luckily it turned out to be a mistake without the very. It proves that you really be your head.”

Saturday won Van der Poel are also all the Scheldecross in Antwerp (DVV Trophy). “I cannot be otherwise than satisfied after this weekend. Two victories. These are great papers that you can submit.” .

Wout van Aert: “Second place was the highest attainable”

Wout van Aert had for the twelfth time this season to accept a second place. “That was the highest”, gave the triple world champion after the end.

“I had my start missed”, wanted to Aert lost after the end, “in one way or another, I had need some time to get in a rhythm. When me that once I succeeded, it was Mathieu all that long. Of course, I would like to see more battle want to deliver, but I had to today little to change. Mathieu was unapproachable, is that for quite a while, but well: nothing lasts forever and I go to battle not to give up. I am with a good sense returned from my internship, and I focus on what is yet to come.”

In the battle for second place won By Aert, however, the advocates of Toon Aerts. “Without the kettingproblemen of the Show was that battle may be exciting it remained until the end”, he admitted. “There were a few strips where I have something better for the day came, but Tone is a very tough opponent to overcome. Finally I am second and I have peace of mind.”

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