PeloPic: Saturday evening in Diegem saw round 6 of the Telenet Superprestige trophy go to European champion and top winner of the 2017/18 season, Mathieu van der Poel (Beobank-Corendon). Under the floodlights he again rode solo to the win over World champion, Wout Van Aert (Crelan-Charles) by 55 seconds with Laurens Sweeck (Era-Circus) in third place at 1:41.
An early crash for Van der Poel looked to play into the hands of Van Aert who is leading the competition, but it didn’t take the Dutchman long to fight his way back and take the lead. At the start of lap 3 Van der poel was on his own and that was the end of the race for the win. Van Aert still leads the Superprestige, but by only 1 point from Van der Poel with two rounds to go.
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Saturday evening fun in Diegem
Early in the race it looked good for the World champion, but it wasn’t to be
An early crash for Van der Poel didn’t stop him taking the win
Italian champion Gioele Bertolini (Team NOB-Selle Italia) finished a lap down
Another podium for Laurens Sweeck (ERA-Circus)
Spanish champion Ismael Esteban Aguero (Ginestar-Delikia) finished 18th
As usual Van der poel was the strongest off the bike
Another win for the European champion
Mathieu van der Poel hold his Stevens bike aloft for the last time – Canyon in 2018
Second place again for the World champion
A bit of a look from Wout Van Aert
Telenet Superprestige Diegem Result:
1. Mathieu Van Der Poel (Ned) Corendon-Circus in 1:03:45
2. Wout Van Aert (Bel) Crelan-Charles at 0:55
3. Laurens Sweeck (Bel) Era-Circus at 1:41
4. Toon Aerts (Bel) Telenet Fidea Lions at 2:18
5. Marcel Meisen (Ger) Steylaerts-Betfirst at 2:28
6. Kevin Pauwels (Bel) Marlux-Napoleon Games at 2:30
7. Tom Meeusen (Bel) Corendon-Circus at 2:36
8. David Van Der Poel (Ned) Corendon-Circus at 2:51
9. Michael Boroš (Cze) Pauwels Sauzen-Vastgoedservice at 2:55
10. Quinten Hermans (Bel) Telenet Fidea Lions at 3:15.