Mathieu van der Poel is a heavy fall came in the final of Nokere Curonian. The Dutchman remained a few minutes with a pain contorted face lying on the ground, and had to go with the ambulance to be disposed of. The world champion cyclo-cross, there came as if by miracle, however, without fractures and are wegprogramma finishing as planned. Manager Christoph Roodhooft wound our editorial staff little face. “We are on a disaster escaped.”
Mathieu van der Poel came Wednesday will fall on the final climb of the Nokereberg. At the foot of the climb was the Dutch world champion on the right side of the road swept up in a schuifpartij by a rider from Team Sunweb was caused. Van der Poel made a ugly tumbling and was followed by a rider from CCC full back.
“I saw Mathieu groan of pain and then I’m with him stopped,” said ploegmakker Stijn Devolder. “It took a very long time before help came from the doctors. He had anywhere a lot of pain. It was really not to do. He could not say a word to say. I am under the impression. I tried to calm him down. But that is so hard when your in so much pain. Than word you prefer feel free to let.”
Even no pictures in the hospital
The Dutch remained for a few minutes, grabbed his collarbone and eventually ended up in an ambulance and transported to hospital in Oudenaarde. There asked the doctor, however, that the damage wasn’t that bad: no breaks, only contusions and abrasions. There were even no photos to be taken. Van der Poel was already back at his senses when Christoph Roodhooft of Corendon-Circus in the hospital arrived. “His first words were: it’s not that bad,” said the manager.
“Without unforeseen twists and turns may Mathieu van der Poel are wegprogramma finishing as planned,” reported his team Corendon-Circus a little later.
“It was a hard crash. I don’t know how, but I’m from come up with only some bumps and scrapes. That had a worse time”, to let Van der Poel know himself via Instagram.
Chaos on the #NokereKoerse cobbles as Cees Bol takes a much-needed victory for @TeamSunweb pic.twitter.com/I7TtA1niXp
— Eurosport UK (@Eurosport_UK) 20 march 2019
Roodhooft: “the disaster escaped”
“We are truly through the eye of the needle crept up,” said Roodhooft. “We were already afraid that his spring would sit and that we would be without Mathieu, but we are here to be a disaster escaped.”
Nokere Curonian was the first appointment of Van der Poel on the Belgian roads. Previously he had been the Round of Antalya ridden, but that was intended as a warm-up.
Van der Poel is planning on coming on Sunday in the Grand prix of Denain. After that Ghent-Wevelgem, Dwars door Vlaanderen and the Tour of Flanders on his program. Later in april, he has also set his sights on the Brabant Arrow and the Amstel Gold Race.
The victory in Nokere Curonian went to Cees Bol, a fellow of the world champion cyclocross.
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