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Baal - Belgium- wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Van Aert Wout (BEL) of Crelan - Charles team pictured as he crosses the finish line after a nasty crash pictured during DVV Trofee of Baal (GP Sven Nys) - in Baal, Belgium - photo GvG/PN/Cor Vos © 2018

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.

Baal - Belgium- wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Van Der Poel Mathieu (NED) of Corendon - Circus and Van Aert Wout (BEL) of Crelan - Charles team pictured during  DVV Trofee of Baal (GP Sven Nys) - in Baal, Belgium - photo GvG/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
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.

Baal - Belgium- wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Van Aert Wout (BEL) of Crelan - Charles team  pictured during  DVV Trofee of Baal (GP Sven Nys) - in Baal, Belgium - photo GvG/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
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.

Baal - Belgium- wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - van Der Poel Mathieu (NED) of Corendon - Circus  pictured during  DVV Trofee of Baal (GP Sven Nys) - in Baal, Belgium - photo GvG/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
As every week Van der Poel made a big splash

Baal - Belgium- wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - illustration image showing the mud pictured during  DVV Trofee of Baal (GP Sven Nys) - in Baal, Belgium - photo GvG/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
The new Canyon rode well through the mud of Baal in the GP Sven Nys

Baal - Belgium- wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Pauwels Kevin (BEL) of Marlux - Bingoa pictured during  DVV Trofee of Baal (GP Sven Nys) - in Baal, Belgium - photo GvG/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
New sponsor for Kevin Pauwels – Team now Marlux-Bingoa

Baal - Belgium- wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Van Der Poel Mathieu (NED) of Corendon - Circus pictured during  DVV Trofee of Baal (GP Sven Nys) - in Baal, Belgium - photo GvG/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
The European champion managed the jumps

Baal - Belgium- wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Vanthourenhout Michael  of Marlux - Bingoal pictured after a crash on the hurdles pictured during  DVV Trofee of Baal (GP Sven Nys) - in Baal, Belgium - photo GvG/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
Michael Vanthouenhout was not so lucky

Baal - Belgium- wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Van Der Poel Mathieu (NED) of Corendon - Circus pictured during  DVV Trofee of Baal (GP Sven Nys) - in Baal, Belgium - photo GvG/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
Solo again

Baal - Belgium- wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Van Kessel Corne (NED) of Telenet - Fidea Lions and Aerts Toon (BEL) of Telenet - Fidea Lions pictured during  DVV Trofee of Baal (GP Sven Nys) - in Baal, Belgium - photo GvG/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
Corne Van Kessel took 3rd place with Telenet Fidea teammate Toon Aerts on his wheel

Baal - Belgium- wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Van Aert Wout (BEL) of Crelan - Charles team  pictured during  DVV Trofee of Baal (GP Sven Nys) - in Baal, Belgium - photo GvG/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
The World champion rode a hard race, but finished second again

Baal - Belgium- wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Van Der Poel Mathieu (NED) of Corendon - Circus pictured on his new Canyon bike pictured during  DVV Trofee of Baal (GP Sven Nys) - in Baal, Belgium - photo GvG/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
There is a Canyon under that mud

Baal - Belgium- wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Van Der Poel Mathieu (NED) of Corendon - Circus celebrates as he wins pictured during  DVV Trofee of Baal (GP Sven Nys) - in Baal, Belgium - photo GvG/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
Another win for Mathieu

Baal - Belgium- wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Van Aert Wout (BEL) of Crelan - Charles team pictured as he crosses the finish line after a nasty crash pictured during  DVV Trofee of Baal (GP Sven Nys) - in Baal, Belgium - photo GvG/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
What does Wout have to do to win?

Baal - Belgium- wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Van Aert Wout (BEL) of Crelan - Charles team pictured as he crosses the finish line after a nasty crash pictured during  DVV Trofee of Baal (GP Sven Nys) - in Baal, Belgium - photo GvG/PN/Cor Vos © 2018
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.

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