Mathieu Van Der Poel breaks Wout Van Aert’s world championship streak

Mathieu van der Poel wins World Championships 2019

Mathieu van der Poel has won the Cyclo-cross World Championships title for the second time in his career after he dominated the entire race and easily beat the other favourite of the day, Wout van Aert.

The elite men’s race saw Van der Poel and Van Aert led from the first bit of dirt, the course having dried in the wind. In the third lap, the Dutchman attacked in the hardest part of the course while Van Aert’s back wheel slipped.

The three-time World Champion was capable of catching Van der Poel but the second part of the race proved particularly hard for the Belgian and the Dutch rider could take advantage of that.

Van der Poel extended his advantage with each passing lap and won his second world title. Van Aert come through and claim silver, still some distance behind the new Dutch world champion.

Cyclo-cross World Championships 2019 – Elite Men results:

1Mathieu Van Der Poel (Netherlands)


2Wout Van Aert (Belgium)


3Toon Aerts (Belgium)


4Michael Vanthourenhout (Belgium)


5Laurens Sweeck (Belgium)


6Lars Van Der Haar (Netherlands)


7Quinten Hermans (Belgium)


8Marcel Meisen (Germany)


9Jens Adams (Belgium)


10Gianni Vermeersch (Belgium)



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