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Mathieu van der Poel leads from start to finish to win the new cross in Brussels and is again stronger leader in DVV Trophy

Mathieu van der Poel has its sixth victory in seven DVV-races booked. The Dutch was also between the university buildings of the VUB and ULB again outstanding and won with force majeure. Toon Aerts was second, Michael Vanthourenhout was third man on the podium.

Mathieu van der Poel allowed no grass to grow on the brand new trail on the campus of the VUB and ULB. With a raketstart, he immediately took the lead in hands. Who is also a raketstart had, it was Lars Boom: the world champion of 2008, for the opportunity to get back in the cross, lap of the last row straight to the top fifteen. But all the way in the front knew Van der Poel no mercy: everyone had to immediately overboard. Only a pair of Marlux-Bingoal, Michael Vanthourenhout and Eli Iserbyt, still tried to just go along with the unleashed European champion.

For Toon Aerts, the number two in the DVV Trophy, it was red alert. The rider of the Telenet Fidea cycling team Lions moved quickly on to place two, but could not prevent Van der Poel in the second round thanks to the bonificatiesprint again five seconds resulted in the overall standings. And also the hole in the contest continued to grow. Ten seconds were twenty seconds. Twenty seconds were thirty seconds. Van der Poel, one would not be more back.

In the background continued to Show Aerts without major problems are the second spot to hold, while Michael Vanthourenhout a strong third. Those positions were kept fixed until the end of the cross. Van der Poel, so again in the standings.

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