Toon Aerts takes surprising win at the Cyclocross European Championships

Toon Aerts

Toon Aerts (Belgium ) took a surprise win at the Cyclocross European Championships when he soloed to victory in Pontchateau.

On a fast course that was almost like a road race, the outsider benefited from the tactical game and a strong Belgian attack to make a well-timed attack and as the chase never got organized, he won the race with a big advantage. Mathieu van der Poel beat Wout van Aert and Clement Venturini in the sprint for second.

Aerts will get his first chance to wear his new jersey in Tuesday’s legendary Koppenbergcross which is part of the DVV Trofee series.

Cyclocross European Championships 2016 – elite men’s race results:

1Toon Aerts (Beglium)


2Mathieu Van Der Poel (Netherlands)


3Wout Van Aert (Belgium )


4Clément Venturini (France )


5Jens Adams (Belgium )


6Kevin Pauwels (Belgium )


7Lars Van Der Haar (Netherlands)


8Marcel Wildhaber (Switzerland)


9Steve Chainel (France)


10Corne Van Kessel (Netherlands)



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