Mathieu van der Poel pedal mishap hands Wout van Aert Superprestige Heusden-Zolder win

Mathieu van der Poel pulls his foot out of the pedal in final sprint. World Champion Tom Pidcock finishes fourth

Wout van Aert pressures MAthieu van der Poel on his way to Superprestige victory
(Image credit: Luc Claessen / Getty)

Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Deceuninck) pulled his foot out of his pedal in the final two-up for the line at the Superprestige Heusden-Zolder handing victory to arch rival Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma).

The pair of cyclo-cross Galácticos eased clear from a group of frontrunners on the very first lap of the nine-lap race. They then proceeded to duke it out for the remaining eight laps, one accelerating on one section before the other hit back later in the lap.

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