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Loenhout - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Supporters of Van Der Poel Mathieu (NED) of Beobank - Corendon display their colours pictured during the Azencross , the 6th leg of the men’s elite DVV verzekeringen trophy cyclocross race on December 28, 2017 in Loenhout, Belgium, 28/12/2017 - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2017

Azencross’17: Van Der Poel Again – Gallery And Video

PeloPic: Thursday’s round of the DVV verzekeringen trofee in Azencross was dominated by women’s World champion Sanne Cant (Beobank-Corendon) and European champion and the season’s top rider, Mathieu van der Poel (also Beobank-Corendon). Photo gallery and video highlights:

Loenhout - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Cant Sanne (BEL) of Beobank Corendon pictured during the Azencross for women , the 6th leg of the men’s elite DVV verzekeringen trophy cyclocross race on December 28, 2017 in Loenhout, Belgium, 28/12/2017  - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2017
A 13 second win for World champion Sanne Cant (Beobank-Corendon) over Lucinda Brand (Sunweb)

Sanne Cant was again unbeatable the Azencross in Loenhout. The world champion soloed to the win ahead of Lucinda Brand (Sunweb) won the sprint in for second place ahead of Katie Compton (Trek).

Loenhout - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Brand Lucinda (NED) of Sunweb team, Cant Sanne (BEL) of Beobank Corendon and Compton Katie (USA) of Trek Bicycle  - podium ceremony pictured during the Azencross for women , the 6th leg of the men’s elite DVV verzekeringen trophy cyclocross race on December 28, 2017 in Loenhout, Belgium, 28/12/2017  - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2017
Azencross women’s podium: Brand Lucinda (Sunweb), Cant Sanne (Beobank-Corendon) and Compton Katie (Trek)

Euro champ, Mathieu van der Poel also won in Loenhout with a solo attack. He crossed the finish line 35 seconds ahead of World champion Wout Van Aert (Crelan-Charles) and took a minute out of third placed Toon Arts (Telenet Fidea Lions).

Loenhout - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Van Der Poel Mathieu (NED) of Beobank - Corendon in front of Van Aert Wout (BEL) of Crelan - Charles team and Aerts Toon (BEL) of Telenet - Fidea Lions pictured during the Azencross , the 6th leg of the men’s elite DVV verzekeringen trophy cyclocross race on December 28, 2017 in Loenhout, Belgium, 28/12/2017  - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2017
Van der Poel – Strongest again

Loenhout - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Van Kessel Corne (NED) of Telenet - Fidea Lions   pictured during the Azencross , the 6th leg of the men’s elite DVV verzekeringen trophy cyclocross race on December 28, 2017 in Loenhout, Belgium, 28/12/2017  - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2017
Corne Van Kessel was 19th

Loenhout - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Supporters of Van Der Poel Mathieu (NED) of Beobank - Corendon display their colours pictured  during the Azencross , the 6th leg of the men’s elite DVV verzekeringen trophy cyclocross race on December 28, 2017 in Loenhout, Belgium, 28/12/2017  - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2017
Mathieu had his fan club out on Thursday

Loenhout - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Van Aert Wout (BEL) of Crelan - Charles team  pictured during the Azencross , the 6th leg of the men’s elite DVV verzekeringen trophy cyclocross race on December 28, 2017 in Loenhout, Belgium, 28/12/2017  - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2017
Wout Van Aert rode where others had to run

Loenhout - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Hyde Stephen (USA)  pictured during the Azencross , the 6th leg of the men’s elite DVV verzekeringen trophy cyclocross race on December 28, 2017 in Loenhout, Belgium, 28/12/2017  - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2017
US champion Stephen Hyde finished 22nd

Loenhout - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Van Der Poel Mathieu (NED) of Beobank - Corendon pictured during the Azencross , the 6th leg of the men’s elite DVV verzekeringen trophy cyclocross race on December 28, 2017 in Loenhout, Belgium, 28/12/2017  - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2017

Loenhout - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Van Der Poel Mathieu (NED) of Beobank - Corendon pictured during the Azencross , the 6th leg of the men’s elite DVV verzekeringen trophy cyclocross race on December 28, 2017 in Loenhout, Belgium, 28/12/2017  - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2017
No problems for Mathieu

Loenhout - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -   Van Der Poel Mathieu (NED) of Beobank - Corendon in action during the Azencross , the 6th leg of the men’s elite DVV verzekeringen trophy cyclocross race on December 28, 2017 in Loenhout, Belgium, 28/12/2017  - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2017
35 seconds in hand at the finish for Van der Poel

Loenhout - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -   Van Aert Wout (BEL) of Crelan - Charles team in action during the Azencross , the 6th leg of the men’s elite DVV verzekeringen trophy cyclocross race on December 28, 2017 in Loenhout, Belgium, 28/12/2017  - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2017
Second again for the World champion

Loenhout - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Merlier Tim (BEL) of Crelan - Charles team greeting the supporters pictured during the Azencross , the 6th leg of the men’s elite DVV verzekeringen trophy cyclocross race on December 28, 2017 in Loenhout, Belgium, 28/12/2017  - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2017
4th for Tim Merlier

Loenhout - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -   Van Aert Wout (BEL) of Crelan - Charles team, Van Der Poel Mathieu (NED) of Beobank - Corendon and Aerts Toon (BEL) of Telenet - Fidea Lions pictured at the podium ceremony during the Azencross , the 6th leg of the men’s elite DVV verzekeringen trophy cyclocross race on December 28, 2017 in Loenhout, Belgium, 28/12/2017  - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2017
Another top step for Van der Poel

DVV verzekeringen trofee – Azencross Men’s Result:
1. Mathieu van der Poel (Ned) Beobank-Corendon in 1:00:41
2. Wout Van Aert (Bel) Crelan-Charles at 0:35
3. Toon Aerts (Bel) Telenet Fidea Lions at 1:00
4. Tim Merlier (Bel) Crelan-Charles at 1:32
5. Michael Vanthourenhout (Bel) Marlux-Napoleon Games at 1:35
6. Jens Adams (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Vastgoedservice at 2:00
7. Tom Meeusen (Bel) Beobank-Corendon at 2:06
8. Daan Soete (Bel) Telenet Fidea Lions at 2:07
9. Gianni Vermeersch (Bel) Steylaerts-Betfirst at 2:33
10. Wietse Bosmans (Bel) Era-Circus at 2:40.

DVV verzekeringen trofee – Azencross Women’s Result:
1. Sanne Cant (Bel) Beobank-Corendon in 46:17
2. Lucinda Brand (Ned) Sunweb at 0:13
3. Katherine Compton (USA) Trek at 0:14
4. Eva Lechner (Ita) Clif Pro Team at 0:28
5. Loes Sels (Bel) Crelan-Charles at 0:34
6. Maud Kaptheijns (Ned) Crelan-Charles at 0:40
7. Laura Verdonschot (Bel) Marlux-Napoleon Games at 0:50
8. Helen Wyman (GB) Kona at 0:54
9. Nikki Brammeier (GB) Mudiita at 1:21
10. Kim Van De Steene (Bel) Tarteletto-Isorex at 1:38.

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