Mathieu van der Poel wins Antwerp Cyclocross World Cup as Wout van Aert makes impressive return

Ineos Grenadiers' Tom Pidcock was never in contention for the win after a disappointing start

Van der Poel wins in Antwerp
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Mathieu van der Poel comfortably won the Cyclocross World Cup round in Antwerp on Sunday to take the bragging rights amongst his great cyclocross rivals Wout van Aert and Tom Pidcock.

In the trio's first head-to-head of the season, Van der Poel took his second successive   World Cup victory after returning to the scene last week in Hulst.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.