Tom Pidcock crashes out as Mathieu van der Poel wins on cyclocross return

World champion buckles wheel on final lap of Hulst World Cup whilst chasing winner Van der Poel

Mathieu van der Poel conquers Hulst to take first cyclocross win of 2022
Mathieu van der Poel conquers Hulst to take first cyclocross win of 2022
(Image credit: Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Deceuninck) put on a dominant display in Hulst to win the World Cup on Sunday, winning his first cyclocross race in almost two years at his first event of the season.

World champion Tom Pidcock (INEOS Grenadiers) looked set to take second for much of the race, but a heavy crash in the final lap took the Brit out of the race with a broken back wheel. 

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