Toon Aerts has opened his 2019/20 CX season account by winning the muddy Telenet Superprestige Veldrijden in Boom today.
Despite an unlucky start, the Belgian Champion moved up and closed the gap to the front group quickly. At the end of the first lap, Aerts had joined Hermans, Merlier, L. Sweeck and Pidkock.
Halfway, Aerts launched a powerful attack and took control of the race. With 1 lap to go, the Telenet - Baloise Lion's lead was up to 19 seconds and with a flawless last lap, the birthday boy secured his first win of the season.