Mathieu van der Poel is Dutch World Cup leader: “But also use the strength of the team” | World Cycling Championships

Mathieu van der Poel is Dutch World Cup leader: “But also use the strength of the team” | World Cycling Championships
Mathieu van der Poel is Dutch World Cup leader: “But also use the strength of the team” | World Cycling Championships

After his disappointing Tour de France, Mathieu van der Poel is trying to get ready for the World Cup in Australia on September 25.

The Dutchman does that in a few one-day matches and is put forward by national coach Koos Moerenhout as the striker of the company.

“Mathieu is a spearhead, but we certainly want to use the strength of the entire team,” explains Moerenhout.

“As far as you can compare a World Cup course with a classic, it is a mix of the Tour of Flanders, Amstel Gold Race and Liège-Bastogne-Liège.”

“We have a balanced squad on which we can be competitive on all parts of the course.”

“In recent years, the pace at the World Cup has often been high and in combination with approximately four thousand altimeters, this championship will once again be a battle of wear and tear, especially once we have passed the 200-kilometer limit.”

“The last climb shortly before the finish invites you to attack. I am happy to have put together a team with which we can compete for the win on this difficult course. We travel with confidence and ambition.”

Remarkable: a few days before the road race, Mathieu van der Poel also takes part in the mixed relay.

Road race:

Mathieu van der Poel
Dylan van Baarle
Bauke Mollema
Daan Hoole
Pascal Unicorn
Wout Poels
Jan Maas
Taco van der Hoorn

time trial:
Bauke Mollema
Daan Hoole

mixed relay:
Bauke Mollema
Daan Hoole
Mathieu van der Poel
Ellen van Dijk
Annemiek van Vleuten
Riejanne Markus

The article is in Dutch

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