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Mathieu van der Poel tackles in Hoogstraten thirtieth victory of the season after slijtageslag, brother David and Gianni Vermeersch drained after heavy fall

Mathieu van der Poel has been the perfect report in the world cup to keep. The world champion won the Aardbeiencross in Hoogstraten, who is on a very slippery and very muddy trail was ridden. The belgian champion Show Aerts could long to accost, but he had to VDP to drive after a crash in the sixth round. Corné van Kessel was third, in the background were David van der Poel and Gianni Vermeersch on the same spot, heavy fall.

Mathieu van der Poel showed in the mud of Hoogstraten, initially the initiative to Show Aerts, but carried out afterwards, however, systematically, the pace, and only the Belgian champion was the world champion to follow. Halfway cross seemed to be one gear in the technical zone, it is again sufficient to take distance but Aerts continued to struggle and could yet come back to in the wheel.

An exciting duel between the men in the wereldtrui and Belgian jersey seemed in the making, but really took a long time that not. In the beginning of round six made Aerts, a slider, and he went as the decor. The bronzenmedaillewinnaar of the world cup was quickly back on the bike, but the damage had been done: Van der Poel was gone.

The world champion built a little at his lead. At the start of the eighth and final round, Van der Poel a reassuring lead of 23 seconds. That was prompt even bigger when Aerts a second time against the ground smakte, again without the very. Van der Poel kept the front out of trouble and could his thirtieth victory of the year upload: it is the second season in a row that he succeeds. Aerts was second in an exciting duel for place three was Eli Iserbyt reports by Corné van Kessel.

Serious crash David van der Poel

It was in the mud a incidentrijke cross, because in addition to the two crashes of Toon Aerts fell a lot smack to write it down. Especially that of David van der Poel chased the audience fear: the brother of Mathieu came ugly fall after a collision with a pole. In a comment on television gave sports director Christoph Roodhooft that the Dutchman, who drained it was, fully conscious. Father Adrie van der Poel gave that to his son to the hospital. There is concern for a knee injury.

After the heavy fall of David van der Poel was still not done in terms of heavy falls. While Van der Poel care, came Gianni Vermeersch on the exact same spot hard in contact with a pole. Vermeersch also had to be disposed of: his condition is still no news known. Also, Laurens Sweeck, Wietse Bosmans and Tim Merlier reason the heavy competition.

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