“I write Wout van Aert not off”, said Van der Poel Friday, two days before the world CHAMPIONSHIPS cyclo-cross in the Danish Bogense. Pro memoria: Van der Poel won this winter the 26 crosses. 18 times he beat Wout van Aert. In his other eight victories did Of Aert. Van Aert won four times. In none of those four victories was Van der Poel at the start. Only one time this winter was Of Aert better than Van der Poel. That was on november 1, in the Koppenbergcross. Van Aert was third, Van der Poel finished a distant 21st place.
The stand is 18-1. Thus, the waardeverhoudingen this winter between Wout van Aert, the man who, already three times world champion, Mathieu van der Poel, who already has three-time world champion could be. The Dutchman is stuck to his one title of Tabor 2015.