Mahe Drysdale's registered a major psychological victory just 47 days out from the London Olympics.
He's cruised to a six second win over Czech rival Ondrej Synek in the men's single sculls final at the Holland Beker event in Amsterdam, his major rival for gold at London this year.
The pair have traded world championship titles over the last two years.
Synek claimed the world cup in Lucerne a fortnight ago, but won't compete in the Munich world cup regatta this weekend, leaving them at one-all in their battles this year going into the Olympics.
Meanwhile, the men's pair of Hamish Bond and Eric Murray have completed a comprehensive win in their event by 11 seconds over their nearest competitors in a relatively weak field.
Photo: Mahe Drysdale (Photosport)