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Diegem - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Van Der Poel Mathieu (NED) of Beobank - Corendon pictured during the men’s elite Telenet Superprestige cyclocross race of Diegem, Belgium - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2017

Diegem’17: Attacks In The Dark! Photo Gallery And Video

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.

Report and all the other week’s cross news in EUROTRASH Monday.

Diegem - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Illustration picture showing cyclocross riders  by night pictured during  the men’s elite Telenet Superprestige cyclocross race of Diegem, Belgium - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2017
Saturday evening fun in Diegem

Diegem - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Van Der Poel Mathieu (NED) of Beobank - Corendon pictured during  the men’s elite Telenet Superprestige cyclocross race of Diegem, Belgium - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2017
Domination? Yes

Diegem - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - an Aert Wout (BEL) of Crelan - Charles team  pictured during  the men’s elite Telenet Superprestige cyclocross race of Diegem, Belgium - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2017
Early in the race it looked good for the World champion, but it wasn’t to be

Diegem - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Crash of Van Der Poel Mathieu (NED) of Beobank - Corendon pictured during  the men’s elite Telenet Superprestige cyclocross race of Diegem, Belgium - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2017
An early crash for Van der Poel didn’t stop him taking the win

Diegem - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Bertolini Gioele (ITA) of Team NOB Selle Italia pictured during  the men’s elite Telenet Superprestige cyclocross race of Diegem, Belgium - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2017
Italian champion Gioele Bertolini (Team NOB-Selle Italia) finished a lap down

Diegem - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Sweeck Laurens (BEL) of Era - Circus pictured during  the men’s elite Telenet Superprestige cyclocross race of Diegem, Belgium - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2017
Another podium for Laurens Sweeck (ERA-Circus)

Diegem - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Ismael Esteban Aguero (ESP) pictured during  the men’s elite Telenet Superprestige cyclocross race of Diegem, Belgium - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2017
Spanish champion Ismael Esteban Aguero (Ginestar-Delikia) finished 18th

Diegem - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Van Der Poel Mathieu (NED) of Beobank - Corendon  pictured during  the men’s elite Telenet Superprestige cyclocross race of Diegem, Belgium - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2017
As usual Van der poel was the strongest off the bike

Diegem - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Van Der Poel Mathieu (NED) of Beobank - Corendon celebrates the win pictured during  the men’s elite Telenet Superprestige cyclocross race of Diegem, Belgium - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2017
Another win for the European champion

Diegem - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Van Der Poel Mathieu (NED) of Beobank - Corendon celebrates the win pictured during  the men’s elite Telenet Superprestige cyclocross race of Diegem, Belgium - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2017
Mathieu van der Poel hold his Stevens bike aloft for the last time – Canyon in 2018

Diegem - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Aert Wout (BEL) of Crelan - Charles team crosses the finish line dejected pictured during  the men’s elite Telenet Superprestige cyclocross race of Diegem, Belgium - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2017
Second place again for the World champion

Diegem - Belgium - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Van Aert Wout (BEL) of Crelan - Charles team, Van Der Poel Mathieu (NED) of Beobank - Corendon and Sweeck Laurens (BEL) of Era - Circus pictured during  the men’s elite Telenet Superprestige cyclocross race of Diegem, Belgium - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2017
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.

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