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Mathieu van der Poel has no burden of decompression after the world title, Toon Aerts felt aftermath of world CHAMPIONSHIPS

Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon-Circus) lit Wednesday in Maldegem his 28th seizoenszege on bag. Of decompression was in the brand new world champion, completely not the case. “We have a very small party had after the world championships, but not exaggerated,” said the 24-year-old Dutchman. “I find Maldegem, a nice cross and I am happy that I still could win.”

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“By the rain was the trail really slippery and that made it very technical”, he continued Mathieu van der Poel. “I was on regular tubes started. Therefore I could in the turns just a little less to take risks. As the trail was altered by the rain I decided to switch and with Rhino’s to drive. I could make more power on the slippery surface, and especially a lot faster through the bends. Now, I’m still a few competitions in the field of finishing, and then after a short rest period my season.”

Michael Vanthourenhout (Marlux-Bingoal) was satisfied with the second place. “I will leave you with a good feeling about this cross. Van der Poel was once again too strong for us. With each acceleration from the world champion, I had to pull out all the stops. That could not last. When I felt that I my best arrows had faded, I wanted me to concentrate on the second place. Two weeks back I had a food poisoning Hoogerheide still shoot, now everything runs again properly, even after a good world cup.”

In contrast to Van der Poel felt Toon Aerts (Telenet-Fidea cycling team Lions) or the aftermath of the world cup. “I found really difficult to focus. It was even so bad that I was in Maldegem almost forgot to warm up. The world cup is such a different course, and then there was the return home. It is always a little bit of getting used to after a world cup. Yet I was still on the way to second place, but just like at the world championships, I fell in the final lap.”

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