Scheldecross – Photo Gallery And Video
PeloPic: On Saturday in the Antwerp round of the DVV verzekeringen trofee, the Scheldecross, Mathieu Van Der Poel (Beobank-Corendon) took yet another win ahead of World champion Wout Van Aert (Crelan-Charles). Third place went to Laurens Sweeck (Era-Circus) at just over a minute.
Lars van der Haar (Telenet Fidea Lions) and Kevin Pauwels (Marlux-Napoleon Games) managed a fast start, but in the end it was a battle between the two top men of the 2017/18 cross season. Van der Poel made many attacks, but could not drop the World champion and the two hit the final sand section together. Van der Poel was the stronger through the sand and had enough of a gap to take the win to secure his top spot in the DVV verzekeringen trofee.
Early leader Lars van de Haar (Telenet Fidea Lions)
Van der Poel was the strongest man in the sand
Wour van Aert (Crelan-Charles) fought hard to keep with the European champion
Van der Poel was the man of the day, as usual
Lots of sand next to the River Schelde
World and European champion
The race came down the sand section
The Scheldecross podium
DVV verzekeringen trofee – Scheldecross Result:
1. Mathieu Van Der Poel (Ned) Beobank-Corendon in 57:24
2. Wout Van Aert (Bel) Crelan-Charles at 0:03
3. Laurens Sweeck (Bel) Era-Circus at 1:06
4. Lars Van Der Haar (Ned) Telenet Fidea Lions at 1:10
5. Kevin Pauwels (Bel) Marlux – Napoleon Games at 1:15
6. Toon Aerts (Bel) Telenet Fidea Lions at 1:22
7. Corne Van Kessel (Ned) Telenet Fidea Lions at 1:31
8. Tim Merlier (Bel) Crelan-Charles at 1:48
9. Jens Adams (Bel) Pauwels Sauzen-Vastgoedservice at 2:08
10. Daan Soete (Bel) Telenet Fidea Lions at 2:17.