Van der Poel Wins Dwars door Vlaanderen Among Chaos

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  MOHORIČ 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  SÜTTERLIN 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  KÜNG 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 Paweł 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 Álvaro 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  WÜRTZ SCHMIDT Mads Team Katusha – Alpecin ,,
DNF  BLYTHE Adam Lotto Soudal ,,
DNF  DEWULF Stan Lotto Soudal ,,
DNF  SCHÄR Michael CCC Team ,,

 

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