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Mathieu van der Poel Wins Third Cyclo-cross World Championships in a Row and Other Cool News from the World of Cycling

By Monica Buck

Another Monday is here and our news from the world of cycling with it. So, what did you miss?

Mathieu van der Poel makes it three

The Dutchman flew over his handlebars early on in a muddy chicane. Van Aert accelerated trying to maximize his gains and it looked like it was all over for van der Poel. However, Wout van Aert then had a puncture and Mathieu left him behind. Steadily extending his advantage, Mathieu van der Poel crossed the line 37 seconds ahead of his biggest rival. He took the third rainbow jersey in a row and fourth overall. Congratulations! Well deserved, champ.

Elite Men’s Cyclocross World Championships 2021 results

  1. Mathieu van der Poel (Ned) – 58:57
  2. Wout van Aert (Bel) + 37 seconds
  3. Toon Aerts (Bel) + 1:24
  4. Tom Pidcock (GBr) + 1:37
  5. Laurens Sweeck (Bel) + 2:05
  6. Michael Vanthourenhout (Bel) + 2:14
  7. Eli Iserbyt (Bel) + 2:18
  8. Quinten Hermans (Bel) + 2:23
  9. Lars Van der Haar (Bel) + 2:41
  10. Joris Nieuwenhuis (Ned) + 3:15

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