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Back pain returns for Mathieu van der Poel at X2O Trofee in Koksijde

Back pain returns for Mathieu van der Poel at X2O Trofee in Koksijde


Mathieu van der Poel was handed a resounding defeat by rival Wout van Aert at the X2O Trofee race in the sand of Koksijde on Thursday. But beyond the disappointment of missing out on the win, he was also concerned about the return of the back pain that disrupted his cyclocross campaign last winter.

The Dutchman, who so far has scored four wins from 11 races this cyclocross season, could be seen standing up on the pedals and stretching his back at several points during the hour-long race. He was distanced by van Aert on the fourth lap of the race and nursed his way to the finish.     

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