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Wout van Aert shuts door in sand and wins Zonhoven World Cup ahead of Van der Poel

Wout van Aert shuts door in sand and wins Zonhoven World Cup ahead of Van der Poel


Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) rode solo for five laps and reigned supreme at World Cup Zonhoven Sunday. Matheiu van der Poel (Alpecin-Deceuninck) rode clear of the top World Cup leaders to settle for second, 1:23 behind Van Aert.  

The battle for the final podium spot was a heated contest for World Cup points, series leader Laurens Sweeck (Crelans-Fristads) holding a 13-point advantage over Michael Vanthourenhout (Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal), with two races remaining. Across the back half of the final lap, Sweeck launched a vicious attack and distanced Vanthourenhout to secure the final spot on the podium, 1:31 off the winning time, and enough points to retain his series lead. 

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