Van Aert Wins In Namur – Video And Photo Gallery
PeloPic: Does The big winner of the 2017 cyclocross season, Mathieu van der Poel (Beobank-Corendon), suffering with a cold or is the World champion, Wout Van Aert (Crelan-Charles), coming into form in time to retain his Rainbow jersey?
Van Aert won the Namur round of the Telenet UCI World Cup on Sunday with a solo performance taking a minute out of second placed Toon Aerts (Telenet-Fidea), with European champion Van Der Poel a further 2 seconds back. It was a muddy day in Belgium, but Van Aert attacked on the first lap and was not seen again by the others till the podium.
Race report in EUROTRASH Monday.
It wasn’t to be the European champion’s day
2nd ahead of Van der Poel was a good result for Toon Aerts (Telenet-Fidea)
Eventual 4th place wasn’t too bad for Kevin Pauwels (Marlux-Napoleon Games)
The World champion solo in the mud of Namur
Quinten Hermans (Telenet-Fidea) took 10th on a hard day
World champion Wout Van Aert was king of the mud
Over a 1 minute victory by Wout Van Aert
Aerts finished ahead of Van der Poel
A hard weekend for Mathieu
The Namur’17 podium
Telenet UCI Cyclocross World Cup – Namur Result:
1. Wout Van Aert (Bel) Crelan-Charles at 1:07:47
2. Toon Aerts (Bel) Telenet Fidea Lions at 1:04
3. Mathieu Van Der Poel (Ned) Beobank-Corendon at 1:06
4. Kevin Pauwels (Bel) Marlux-Napoleon Games at 1:58
5. Michael Vanthourenhout (Bel) Marlux-Napoleon Games at 2:08
6. Corne Van Kessel (Ned) Telenet Fidea Lions at 2:24
7. Marcel Meisen (Ger) Steylaerts-Betfirst at 2:37
8. Laurens Sweeck (Bel) Era-Circus at 2:59
9. Daan Soete (Bel) Telenet Fidea Lions at 3:12
10. Quinten Hermans (Bel) Telenet Fidea Lions at 3:21.