Technical mishaps depart runner-up Van der Poel disenchanted after Superprestige Heusden-Zolder



Lengthy-time adversaries Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) and Mathieu van der Poel’s (Alpecin-Deceuninck) cyclocross skills are so well-matched it solely takes a slight technical error to have the pendulum swing in favour of the opposite. 

Take Tuesday’s Superprestige Heusden-Zolder in east Belgium, for instance, when Van der Poel, recent off a solo victory in opposition to the Belgian champion at World Cup Gavere the day prior, fell sufferer to 2 technical slip-ups, inflicting the Dutch star to cede victory to Van Aert in an exhilarating two-up dash on the motorsports tarmac of Circuit Zolder. 



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