Joris Nieuwenhuis from the Netherlands took the win at the Heusden-Zolder World Cup race for the U23 Men’s category. He beat out Clement Russo (France) with Adam Toupalik (Czech Republic) finishing third.
For three straight times, Van Aert has finished second to Van der Poel. During Monday’s Boxing Day tilt at Heusden-Zolder, Van Aert returned to his early-season form and delivered a knockout blow to earn a European World Cup victory.
Monday’s race at Heusden-Zolder did its part to continue the pattern of enthralling Women’s World Cup finishes. Eight riders went into the bell lap together, setting the stage for a battle among Marianne Vos, Sanne Cant and Katerina Nash and others.
Update: See the full report, photos and results from the 2016 Heusden-Zolder Cyclocross World Cup Elite Men’s race here. Wout van Aert returned to the …