Mathieu van der Poel has won a world cup in mountain biking this Sunday for the third time in his career and this season. The Dutchman was convincingly the strongest in the Swiss Lenzerheide.
Van der Poel drove in the fifth of a total of six laps of 5 kilometers away with his Swiss co-driver Nino Schurter and eventually crossed the finish line solo, with an almost half-minute lead on the Olympic and world champions.
The 24-year-old Van der Poel is busy with a great season on the mountain bike. He previously won a world cup in Nové Mesto and Val di Sole and also short track races in Albstadt, Nové Mesto, Les Gets, Val di Sole and Friday in Lenzerheide.
Van der Poel skips the last world cup of this season on September 8 in Snowshoe in the US, because he wants to prepare for the World Cycling Championships on September 29 in Scottish Yorkshire.
Terpstra finishes second among women
Earlier on Sunday, Anne Terpstra finished second in Lenzerheide with the women. Olympic champion Jenny Rissveds, who is making a comeback after a difficult period, won the race.
Terpstra conceded 25 seconds after five 5-kilometer laps on Rissveds, who recorded her first win since the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
The 25-year-old Swedish decided in early 2018 to stop the races because she was struggling with depression, but this year she returned to the highest level.
The Frenchman Pauline Ferrand-Prévot finished third. World Cup leader Jolanda Neff did not get further than the eighth place in the penultimate World Cup race of the year in her own country, partly due to bad luck. Anne Tauber was the second Dutch in 11th place.
Terpstra wrote history last month by being the first Dutch woman in Andorra to book a world cup victory in mountain biking. The second place in Lenzerheide is her second podium place of the season.
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