Dwars door Vlaanderen: Van der Poel wins first WorldTour race

Mathieu van der Poel denies Anthony Turgis, takes his first WorldTour win at Dwars door Vlaanderen

Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon-Circus) took the first road WorldTour win of his career at Dwars door Vlaanderen with a convincing win ahead of Anthony Turgis (Direct Energie) and Bob Jungels (Deceuninck-QuickStep) rounding out the podium. The trio were part of a five-man break that came into the finish after the main field had failed in their attempt to mount a chase. Van der Poel watched as Turgis opened up the sprint inside the final 250 meters before unleashing his own kick as the line approached. The Dutch national champion, who had been instrumental in forming the winning break with a series of early attacks, had no opposition in the end. He came around Turgis, with Jungels finishing a distant third. "I had to make sure that nobody came from behind, I just looked when Turgis went. I felt there was a sprint in my legs and I just finished ...

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