Wout Van Aert wins third straight DVV Trophy-Essen

Reining world champion Wout van Aert won the DVV Trophy for the third straight year Saturday.

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Reigning world champion Wout Van Aert won the DVV Trophy in Essen for the third straight year Saturday, beating Kevin Pauwels by 18 seconds.

Van Aert, 22, finished in 1 hour, 56 seconds. Tom Meeusen came back from the pack to finish third in 1 hour, 36 seconds.

Halfway through the DVV-Trofee series, Van Aert maintains the overall lead at 4 hours, 3 minutes and 16 seconds. Pauwels is in second 2 minutes and 34 seconds back.

The series continues next Saturday at the Schelecross in Antwerp, Belgium.

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