Rivalry ruins Gent-Wevelgem for Van Aert and Van der Poel

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Rivalry ruins Gent-Wevelgem for Van Aert and Van der Poel


It is a miracle that it hasn’t occurred earlier, however the thrilling finale of Gent-Wevelgem uncovered the deep rivalry between life-long rivals Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) and Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix). In a tactical finale, the duo ended up eyeing one another and ending in the back of the nine-man group that fought for the victory in Wevelgem.

For the primary time of their lengthy rivalry, Van Aert was unable to cover his annoyance shortly after the race, and blamed Van der Poel for marking him and preferring to see him lose, reasonably than having an opportunity to win himself.



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