On Sunday, Mathieu van der Poel was gone, but Corne van Kessel (Telenet Fidea Lions) and Daan Soete (Telenet Fidea Lions) made a four-man break chasing the Dutch phenom. Last weekend at Jingle Cross, the Telenet Fidea riders used effective teamwork to help land Quinten Hermans (Telenet Fidea Lions) on the podium on Friday and Sunday, and at World Cup Waterloo, their collaboration worked again.
Van Kessel and Soete split the work in the chase group and took the right positions heading into the last climb up Trek Factory Hill. They went one-two into the finishing sprint to take home second for Van Kessel and third for Soete.
Cyclocross Magazine talked to Van Kessel about his second-place finish after the race on Sunday.
Stay tuned to Cyclocross Magazine for our continuing coverage of the 2017 World Cup Waterloo.