Dutchman triumphs at monument race.
Tagged: Mathieu van der Poel
The Piedmont cyclist beats van Aert and Pogacar in a sprint, but must surrender to the Dutch rider.
The 27-year-old had to settle for second place in the Superprestige, finishing behind his rival Van Aert due to a pedal problem in the final meters.
The Belgian cyclist, who won on the peaks of Val di Sole in 2019, finishes only eighth: Vanthourenhout wins.
The Dutch champion will start the Cyclocross World Cup stage in Val di Sole.
The Dutchman is the first rainbow winner in the competition run on a course with only 27 percent asphalt. Oss second, Van der Poel closes the podium.
The Dutch cyclist has been banned from Australia for the next three years.
“I am a shadow of my former self,” declared the Dutchman.