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Van der Poel Wins Dwars door Vlaanderen Among Chaos7 min read

Hows this for a record?  Cyclocross world champion Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon-Circus) has only started two WorldTour races on the road, and as of today, he already has his first WorldTour victory.

What did it take to secure victory at a very chaotic edition of Dwars door Vlaanderen?

Aggressive riding and organization chaos set the tone for the day. The 183-kilometer journey from Roeselare to Waregem saw a lot of fast racing in the first hour or so which kept things held together. At 130 kilometers to go, though, an eight-man break finally got clear and built their gap up to over two minutes over the following hour. Instead of getting caught, they themselves nearly caught the women’s race which had been slowed by a crash and were thus stopped by race officials.

The peloton was neutralized as well, but not before catching the breakaway group.

With the women’s race safely down the road, the men’s race was restarted with the break given time to rebuild their advantage. Lukas Pöstlberger (Bora-Hansgrohe), it turned out, wasn’t in the reformed break despite being there earlier, so the race was halted once again to allow him to rejoin the front. The race then resumed fully with 70 kilometers to go.

At 65 kilometers to go riders made their first trip up the short but steep Knokteberg. The climb gave ven der Poel and a few others the chance they needed to jump out of the peloton in pursuit of the leading breakaway.

With 35 kilometers to go, another chase group went clear of the peloton with Bob Jungels (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) and Tiesj Benoot (Lotto-Soudal) among the ranks. Jungels and Benoot then caught van der Peol and fellow chaser Anthony Turgis (Direct Énergie). Only Pöstlberger and Nelson Oliveira (Movistar) remained up the road hanging on from their early breakaway.

Then, Oliveira suffered a heartbreaking mechanical which left Pöstlberger alone and in the lead. With no one to help grind down the miles, the Austrian national champ was caught with 25 kilometers to go forming a five-man lead group. The quintet would survive the day.

In the finishing straight Turgis was the first to jump. Van der Poel was quick to cover his wheel and surged past for the win at Dwars door Vlaanderen (video above).

2019 – 74th Dwars door Vlaanderen Results

Rnk Rider Team UCI Pnt
1  VAN DER POEL  Mathieu Corendon – Circus 300 200 4:05:54
2  TURGIS  Anthony Direct Energie 250 150 ,,
3  JUNGELS  Bob Deceuninck – Quick Step 215 120 ,,
4  PÖSTLBERGER  Lukas BORA – hansgrohe 175 100 ,,
5  BENOOT  Tiesj Lotto Soudal 120 90 ,,
6  ROWE  Luke Team Sky 115 80 0:18
7  VAN POPPEL  Danny Team Jumbo-Visma 95 70 0:19
8  LAMPAERT  Yves Deceuninck – Quick Step 75 60 ,,
9  LAPORTE  Christophe Cofidis, Solutions Crédits 60 50 ,,
10  HAUSSLER  Heinrich Bahrain Merida 50 40 ,,
11  KEUKELEIRE  Jens Lotto Soudal 40 36 ,,
12  KRISTOFF  Alexander UAE-Team Emirates 35 32 ,,
13  PETIT  Adrien Direct Energie 30 28 ,,
14  STUYVEN  Jasper Trek – Segafredo 25 24 ,,
15  MOHORIÄŒ  Matej Bahrain Merida 20 20 ,,
16  GARCÍA CORTINA  Iván Bahrain Merida 20 16 ,,
17  BALLERINI  Davide Astana Pro Team 20 14 ,,
18  TEUNISSEN  Mike Team Jumbo-Visma 20 12 ,,
19  NAESEN  Oliver AG2R La Mondiale 20 10 ,,
20  ROELANDTS  Jürgen Movistar Team 20 9 ,,
21  POLITT  Nils Team Katusha – Alpecin 12 8 ,,
22  GAVIRIA  Fernando UAE-Team Emirates 12 7 ,,
23  VAN GENECHTEN  Jonas Vital Concept – B&B Hotels 12 6 ,,
24  BOL  Cees Team Sunweb 12 5 ,,
25  BAUER  Jack Mitchelton-Scott 12 4 ,,
26  VLIEGEN  Loïc Wanty – Gobert Cycling Team 12 3 ,,
27  SÃœTTERLIN  Jasha Movistar Team 12 3 ,,
28  CALMEJANE  Lilian Direct Energie 12 3 0:24
29  VALGREN  Michael Team Dimension Data 12 3 ,,
30  SÉNÉCHAL  Florian Deceuninck – Quick Step 12 3 ,,
31  VALVERDE  Alejandro Movistar Team 5 3 ,,
32  NOPPE  Christophe Sport Vlaanderen – Baloise 5 3 ,,
33  TRATNIK  Jan Bahrain Merida 5 3 ,,
34  VAN HOECKE  Gijs CCC Team 5 3 ,,
35  COQUARD  Bryan Vital Concept – B&B Hotels 5 3 ,,
36  BOASSON HAGEN  Edvald Team Dimension Data 5 3 ,,
37  MODOLO  Sacha EF Education First 5 3 ,,
38  DECLERCQ  Benjamin Sport Vlaanderen – Baloise 5 3 ,,
39  VAN HOOYDONCK  Nathan CCC Team 5 3 0:27
40  BACKAERT  Frederik Wanty – Gobert Cycling Team 5 3 ,,
41  VERGAERDE  Otto Corendon – Circus 5 3 0:31
42  KÃœNG  Stefan Groupama – FDJ 5 3 ,,
43  VANBILSEN  Kenneth Cofidis, Solutions Crédits 5 3 ,,
44  MEURISSE  Xandro Wanty – Gobert Cycling Team 5 3 ,,
45  JANSEN  Amund Grøndahl Team Jumbo-Visma 5 3 ,,
46  DOULL  Owain Team Sky 5 3 ,,
47  KNEES  Christian Team Sky 5 3 ,,
48  ERVITI  Imanol Movistar Team 5 3 ,,
49  JANSE VAN RENSBURG  Reinardt Team Dimension Data 5 3 ,,
50  BOECKMANS  Kris Vital Concept – B&B Hotels 5 3 ,,
51  BETTIOL  Alberto EF Education First 2 3 ,,
52  HIRSCHI  Marc Team Sunweb 2 3 ,,
53  VAN BAARLE  Dylan Team Sky 2 3 ,,
54  JUUL-JENSEN  Christopher Mitchelton-Scott 2 3 ,,
55  BYSTRØM  Sven Erik UAE-Team Emirates 2 3 ,,
56  DEVOLDER  Stijn Corendon – Circus 1 3 ,,
57  MOSCON  Gianni Team Sky 1 3 ,,
58  GAUDIN  Damien Direct Energie 1 3 0:37
59  OLIVEIRA  Nelson Movistar Team 1 3 0:39
60  TERPSTRA  Niki Direct Energie 1 3 0:44
61  GUARNIERI  Jacopo Groupama – FDJ 3 1:00
62  LE GAC  Olivier Groupama – FDJ 3 1:10
63  HOULE  Hugo Astana Pro Team 3 1:15
64  THEUNS  Edward Trek – Segafredo 3 1:29
65  BIZHIGITOV  Zhandos Astana Pro Team 3 1:33
66  MARCATO  Marco UAE-Team Emirates 3 1:36
67  DE BONDT  Dries Corendon – Circus 3 2:28
68  DEBUSSCHERE  Jens Team Katusha – Alpecin 3 2:29
69  DÉMARE  Arnaud Groupama – FDJ 3 2:47
70  SCULLY  Tom EF Education First 3 2:50
71  SINKELDAM  Ramon Groupama – FDJ 3 3:29
72  KOCH  Jonas CCC Team 3 ,,
73  DILLIER  Silvan AG2R La Mondiale 3 3:42
74  BOIVIN  Guillaume Israel Cycling Academy 3 ,,
75  VAN ASBROECK  Tom Israel Cycling Academy 3 ,,
76  VANDENBERGH  Stijn AG2R La Mondiale 3 ,,
77  DE VREESE  Laurens Astana Pro Team 3 ,,
78  HANSEN  Lasse Norman Corendon – Circus 3 ,,
79  BIERMANS  Jenthe Team Katusha – Alpecin 3 ,,
80  PICHOT  Alexandre Direct Energie 3 ,,
81  SIEBERG  Marcel Bahrain Merida 3 ,,
82  KEISSE  Iljo Deceuninck – Quick Step 3 ,,
83  VAN DER HOORN  Taco Team Jumbo-Visma 3 ,,
84  SAJNOK  Szymon CCC Team 3 ,,
85  SCHILLINGER  Andreas BORA – hansgrohe 3 ,,
86  NAESEN  Lawrence Lotto Soudal 3 ,,
87  STANNARD  Robert Mitchelton-Scott 3 ,,
88  VAN GOETHEM  Brian Lotto Soudal 3 ,,
89  PEDERSEN  Mads Trek – Segafredo 3 ,,
90  KIRSCH  Alex Trek – Segafredo 3 ,,
91  ALLEGAERT  Piet Sport Vlaanderen – Baloise 3 ,,
92  KRAGH ANDERSEN  Asbjørn Team Sunweb 3 ,,
93  DE GENDT  Aimé Wanty – Gobert Cycling Team 3 ,,
94  MEZGEC  Luka Mitchelton-Scott 3 ,,
95  HEPBURN  Michael Mitchelton-Scott 3 ,,
96  DOCKER  Mitchell EF Education First 3 ,,
97  GRADEK  Kamil CCC Team 3 ,,
98  TOUZE  Damien Cofidis, Solutions Crédits 3 ,,
99  SCOTSON  Miles Groupama – FDJ 3 ,,
100  KONOVALOVAS  Ignatas Groupama – FDJ 3 3:48
101  WYNANTS  Maarten Team Jumbo-Visma 3 ,,
102  EENKHOORN  Pascal Team Jumbo-Visma 3 ,,
103  KOREN  Kristijan Bahrain Merida 3 ,,
104  PIBERNIK  Luka Bahrain Merida 3 ,,
105  JANSSENS  Jimmy Corendon – Circus 3 ,,
106  LANGEVELD  Sebastian EF Education First 3 ,,
107  DE BACKER  Bert Vital Concept – B&B Hotels 3 6:42
108  CASTRILLO  Jaime Movistar Team 3 ,,
109  SAGAN  Juraj BORA – hansgrohe 3 ,,
110  PEDERSEN  Casper Team Sunweb 3 ,,
111  RÄIM  Mihkel Israel Cycling Academy 3 ,,
112  DUNNE  Conor Israel Cycling Academy 3 ,,
113  HALVORSEN  Kristoffer Team Sky 3 ,,
114  EISEL  Bernhard Team Dimension Data 3 ,,
115  DE KORT  Koen Trek – Segafredo 3 ,,
116  MAS  Lluís Movistar Team 3 ,,
117  FOMINYKH  Daniil Astana Pro Team 3 ,,
118  FRISON  Frederik Lotto Soudal 3 ,,
119  DUVAL  Julien AG2R La Mondiale 3 9:37
120  BERNAS  PaweÅ‚ CCC Team 3 ,,
121  WILLEMS  Thimo Sport Vlaanderen – Baloise 3 10:29
122  PFINGSTEN  Christoph BORA – hansgrohe 3 ,,
123  VAN ROOY  Kenneth Sport Vlaanderen – Baloise 3 ,,
124  MORICE  Julien Vital Concept – B&B Hotels 3 ,,
125  WAEYTENS  Zico Cofidis, Solutions Crédits 3 ,,
126  DENZ  Nico AG2R La Mondiale 3 ,,
127  VAN WINDEN  Dennis Israel Cycling Academy 3 ,,
128  ROOSEN  Timo Team Jumbo-Visma 3 ,,
129  ZABEL  Rick Team Katusha – Alpecin 3 ,,
130  SMIT  Willie Team Katusha – Alpecin 3 ,,
131  HODEG  Ãlvaro José Deceuninck – Quick Step 3 ,,
132  VERMOTE  Julien Team Dimension Data 3 ,,
133  REIJNEN  Kiel Trek – Segafredo 3 ,,
134  GAREL  Adrien Vital Concept – B&B Hotels 3 ,,
135  ACKERMANN  Pascal BORA – hansgrohe 3 ,,
136  LEMOINE  Cyril Cofidis, Solutions Crédits 3 ,,
137  PLANCKAERT  Emiel Sport Vlaanderen – Baloise 3 ,,
138  BAGDONAS  Gediminas AG2R La Mondiale 3 ,,
139  GODON  Dorian AG2R La Mondiale 3 ,,
140  BAK  Lars Ytting Team Dimension Data 3 ,,
141  TURGIS  Jimmy Vital Concept – B&B Hotels 3 ,,
142  PHILIPSEN  Jasper UAE-Team Emirates 3 ,,
143  ASGREEN  Kasper Deceuninck – Quick Step 3 ,,
144  LAENGEN  Vegard Stake UAE-Team Emirates 3 ,,
145  FORTIN  Filippo Cofidis, Solutions Crédits 3 ,,
146  TROIA  Oliviero UAE-Team Emirates 3 ,,
147  CAPIOT  Amaury Sport Vlaanderen – Baloise 3 ,,
148  AFFINI  Edoardo Mitchelton-Scott 3 ,,
149  VENTER  Jaco Team Dimension Data 3 ,,
150  LIGTHART  Pim Direct Energie 3 ,,
151  LAWLESS  Chris Team Sky 3 ,,
152  DUPONT  Timothy Wanty – Gobert Cycling Team 3 ,,
153  VANSPEYBROUCK  Pieter Wanty – Gobert Cycling Team 3 ,,
DNF  TANFIELD  Harry Team Katusha – Alpecin
DNF  DE WINTER  Ludwig Wanty – Gobert Cycling Team ,,
DNF  OWEN  Logan EF Education First ,,
DNF  JANS  Roy Corendon – Circus ,,
DNF  VAN LERBERGHE  Bert Cofidis, Solutions Crédits ,,
DNF  GILBERT  Philippe Deceuninck – Quick Step ,,
DNF  SCOTSON  Callum Mitchelton-Scott ,,
DNF  FRÖHLINGER  Johannes Team Sunweb ,,
DNF  WALSCHEID  Max Team Sunweb ,,
DNF  PHINNEY  Taylor EF Education First ,,
DNF  GRUZDEV  Dmitriy Astana Pro Team ,,
DNF  DRUCKER  Jempy BORA – hansgrohe ,,
DNF  SCHWARZMANN  Michael BORA – hansgrohe ,,
DNF  GIDICH  Yevgeniy Astana Pro Team ,,
DNF  MULLEN  Ryan Trek – Segafredo ,,
DNF  DEMPSTER  Zak Israel Cycling Academy ,,
DNF  CURVERS  Roy Team Sunweb ,,
DNF  GOLDSTEIN  Roy Israel Cycling Academy ,,
DNF  WÃœRTZ SCHMIDT  Mads Team Katusha – Alpecin ,,
DNF  BLYTHE  Adam Lotto Soudal ,,
DNF  DEWULF  Stan Lotto Soudal ,,
DNF  SCHÄR  Michael CCC Team ,,

 

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