GP Sven Nys-Baal’18: New Bike For Mathieu – Gallery And Video!
PeloPic: First race of the year, the GP Sven Nys in Baal, and the day the riders show their new jerseys, new sponsors and new bikes. European champion Mathieu van der Poel was happy to show off his new Canyon bike and new jersey for his Corendon-Circus team.
A muddy day for everyone in Baal
Laurens Sweeck (Era Circus) was the early leader, but Wout van Aert (Crelan Charles), Toon Aerts (Telenet Fidea) and Van der Poel were close on his heels. Van Aert hit the front at the end of lap 2, this pushed Van der Poel, Aerts and Sweeck to chase. The four got together on the third lap and it was Sweeck who was in trouble. In the end; Van Aert and Van der Poel were together off the front. At the halfway point Van Aert was off the front and going solo.
Running – Not Wout Van Aert’s best point
Michael Vanthourenhout (Marlux Bingoal) didn’t manage to make one of the jumps and ended the day in hospital. Van Aert also crashed and finished with his left hand off the bars. Nothing broken and he finished second at 58 seconds. Van Kessel outsprinted teammate Aerts for third.
With one race remaining, Van der Poel is unbeatable in the DVV Verzekeringen Trofee.
As every week Van der Poel made a big splash
The new Canyon rode well through the mud of Baal in the GP Sven Nys
New sponsor for Kevin Pauwels – Team now Marlux-Bingoa
The European champion managed the jumps
Michael Vanthouenhout was not so lucky
Corne Van Kessel took 3rd place with Telenet Fidea teammate Toon Aerts on his wheel
The World champion rode a hard race, but finished second again
There is a Canyon under that mud
Another win for Mathieu
What does Wout have to do to win?
Yip, second again!
DVV verzekeringen trofee-GP Sven Nys-Baal Result:
1. Mathieu van der Poel (Ned) Corendon-Circus in 58:59
2. Wout Van Aert (Bel) Crelan-Charles at 0:58
3. Corne Van Kessel (Ned) Telenet Fidea Lions at 1:36
4. Toon Aerts (Bel) Telenet Fidea Lions at 1:37
5. Laurens Sweeck (Bel) Era-Circus at 1:52
6. Kevin Pauwels (Bel) Marlux-Bingoal at 2:59
7. Tom Meeusen (Bel) Corendon-Circus at 3:04
8. Jens Adams (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Vastgoedservice at 3:22
9. Gianni Vermeersch (Bel) Steylaerts-Betfirst at 4:31
10. Wietse Bosmans (Bel) Era-Circus at 4:51.