Mathieu van der Poell also proved inaccessible the day after his European Championship. In just fifteen minutes, the Dutchman embarked on the slippery Annual Nile Market Cross and strengthened it to the finish without any problems.
The start in wet and autumn Niel was eclipsed by a fall in the middle of the peloton, which left some of the men behind. Van der Poell, however, took the stand and entered the field third. It was urgent in the opening phase and the European champion chose not to start too fast and settled for fourth, fifth place. Van der Poell was the lead, but it was David, Mathieu's older brother, who returned after having problems with his back.
At the start of the third lap, Jens Adams launched an attack, and the other crossovers immediately looked to Mathieu van der Poell to begin the pursuit. He did it by jumping to Adams. With this he immediately hit a hole with the previous pilot. He managed to hold on, but when Van der Poell went through the sandbox like a rocket, the rest had to fit and Van der Poell had the desired lead.
He quickly expanded his lead and did great in the sandbox. impression. In pursuit, Lawrence Swayk distanced himself from the others. The rider seems to be in shape after he has already finished third at the World Cup. However, by the start of the fifth round, he was already twenty seconds behind Van der Poel's trigger, though this was still not at its highest.
Swick was threatened by Tees Aerts, but he just couldn't find the connection. This is not surprising because Sweak drives very fast and loses only a handful of seconds to Van der Poel's lap. By the beginning of the final round, the gap had already grown to 50 seconds. Behind the number three aerates was quite close to each other, and there were many battles between Tom Mizen, Dieter Sweak and Adams.
In the sprint, Mason pulled out the longest for fourth place. However, this happened far behind Van der Poel, who won his third triple-cross triumph in Niall, with more than a minute ahead of the others. ] 1
2. Lawrence Swick +1.20
3. Thijs Aerts +1.35
4. Tom Meeusen +1.40
5. Diether Sweeck & # 39; & # 39;
6. Jens Adams & # 39; & # 39;
7. Marcel Meissen & # 39; & # 39;
8. David van der Poel +2.01
9. Wietse Bosmans
10. Janic Pieters