Matthew van der poel
How old is Mathieu van der Poel?
Mathieu van der Poel (born 19 January 1995) is a Dutch cyclist who currently rides for UCI ProTeam Alpecin–Fenix.
Is van der Poel better than himself and his father?
The eight-time Tour de France podium finisher says that Van der Poel is even better than himself and his father Adrie. He has the genes of his father and his grandfather.
How did van der Poel do in the Tour de France?
In the lead up to the World Championships, Van der Poel dominated the Grand Prix Rüebliland event, as he won the opening three of the races four stages. He won a three-rider sprint in Bettwil to win the opening stage, before a solo victory the following day in Leutwil, and a victory in a 9 km (5.6 mi) individual time trial in Hunzenschwil.
What is the summary of Mathieu van der Poel v Logan Owen?
Mathieu Van Der Poel v. Logan Owen: A tale of two juniors whose ending has yet to be written. VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. Retrieved 3 November 2013.
Why is Mathieu van der Poel not in the Tour de France?
Mathieu van der Poel will not start the ninth stage of the Tour de France so he can recover for the Olympic MTB race three weeks from now. Mathieu van der Poel on stage 8 of the Tour de France.
What did Merckx think of Van der Poel at the tour?
The Tour de France is the biggest race of the year and in cycling, I think its a pity. Merckx was, however, more generous when it came to Van der Poels performances during his short stint at the Tour. What he did on the Mûr-de-Bretagne was magnificent.
Is van der Poel ready to finish a grand tour?
Van der Poel had said that he wanted to finish a Grand Tour in order to improve as a rider, but with no racing between the Giro and the Tour he has had no opportunity yet to put that to a live test. In terms of training though, the 27-year-old was not so certain he could see a positive benefit.
What happened to van der Poel?
Van der Poel lit up the opening days, winning stage 2 at Mûr-de-Bretagne to take the yellow jersey, which he relinquished after the first day in the Alps. The following morning, he announced he was heading home in order to prepare for the Olympic Games in Tokyo later this summer, where he will compete in the cross-country mountain bike race.