As Mathieu van der Poel at the start of a cyclocross, we know, usually in advance the winner. But how long does it take before the opposition on the spot let? The answer in Zonhoven: 3 minutes and 40 seconds. You understand it all: ’t was a penalty solotocht.
Exciting for the victory, it was not. However, for the second spot. Wout van Aert and Show Aerts fought a robbertje out for the closest place of honour. The duel was eventually (after kettingproblemen in Aerts won by the world champion. All finished Of Aert at 43 seconds of Van der Poel, who are fifth win in a row in the world cup booked.