Toon Aerts was Sunday in the  the opening round of the Super prestige cycle cross at Gieten  fifth. Tom Meeusen came as seventh on the stripe. The winner was the Dutchman Mathieu van der Poel.

Tim Merlier popped up as first the field, for Tom Meeusen, Wout van Aert and Mathieu van der Poel, who at his comeback was excellent. Merlier dragged on head and determined the pace. The rider of Crelan-real estate service, however fell,  when he jumpt over the bars jand had to give up a few places.

The pace was high, but there was no separation  yet right away. At the first passage to the finish it was Meeusen who a head a few lengths further followed Van der Poel with Vanaert and the rest of the Pack.

Ultimately, the final battle was between Van der Poel and Van Aert. The Dutchman went with the end profit.