Van Der Poel Takes 100th Career Win In Gullegem

Mathieu van der Poel

Mathieu van der Poel continued to dominate the cyclo-cross season, taking his 100th career victory in the mud on Saturday at the little-known Cyclocross Gullegem race in West Flanders. With main rival and world champion Wout van Aert preferring to race in northern France on Sunday, van der Poel faced little problem in taking win number 100. Gianni Vermeersch was the best of the rest in second place, with David van der Poel completing the podium with his brother after a strong fight back in the second part of the race. Van der Poel started from the front but paced his ride carefully, eventually distancing Vermeersch, Jens Adams and Dieter Vanthourenhout and then opening a confortable lead of 20 seconds. Adams was the last to be distanced, with Vanthourenhout and Michael Boros seemingly fighting for third place. However David van der Poel started his charge after 45 minutes of racing ...

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