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Van Aert U23 World Champion cyclo-cross

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02/02/2014

Wout Van Aert (Telenet-Fidea) has won the U23 World Championship in Hoogerheide (NL). Michael Vanthourenhout finished 2nd, Mathieu van der Poel 3rd.

Van Aert put on a real show in Hoogerheide. In the first lap he ran past his opponents, who got stuck in the mud. His lead grew and grew, he finished 50 seconds clear of Michael Vanthourenhout. Both riders were on a Ridley X-Night. Big favourite van der Poel finished on place 3.

Van Aert: “It’s unbelievable. I lost the Belgian national title because of a false start. Now, I answered with the pedals. I’m so happy, it’s unbelievable. I was the best in the race, and showed it today!”

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