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Mathieu van der Poel abandons Tour de Suisse 2021

Mathieu van der Poel has abandoned the 2021 Tour de Suisse ahead of stage six. The Dutchman had already taken back-to-back victories on stages two and three, but has left the race due to a minor cold, his team have confirmed. Alpecin-Fenix said the 26-year-old had caught a mild illness...
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Mathieu van der Poel powers to a second stage win and overall lead at Tour de Suisse 2021

Mathieu van der Poel took his second stage win in as many days at the Tour de Suisse 2021 as well as taking the overall lead by just one second over Julian Alaphilippe. Van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) kicked hard with 200 metres to go on stage three, which immediately gapped everyone. Christophe Laporte (Cofidis) put in a very good sprint to take second with Alaphilippe in third.

Mathieu van der Poel: It was a super fun stage, especially with the rain

Mathieu van der Poel said stage two the Tour de Suisse 2021 was “super fun, especially in the rain” as he sprinted to a convincing victory. The Alpecin-Fenix rider survived on the tough final climb as the climbers set a strong pace, eventually making it into a two-rider sprint with Bora-Hansgrohe’s Max Schachmann, with Van der Poel comfortably sprinting to the win.
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Tour de Suisse: Mathieu van der Poel wins stage 2

Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) took his fifth victory of the season on stage 2 of the Tour de Suisse. The Dutchman beat Maximilian Schachmann (Bora Hansgrohe) convincingly after the pair escaped in the closing stages to hold off the chase, while Gino Mader (Bahrain Victorious) claimed third. Van der...

Mathieu van der Poel beats Tom Pidcock in latest UCI MTB World Cup round

Mathieu van der Poel beat Tom Pidcock to claim the Nove Mesto round of the UCI MTB World Cup in the Czech Republic. After a whittling down process as the laps progressed, it was eventually decided by a sprint finish, with Pidcock opening his dash for the line first in the final few hundred metres before Van der Poel overtook him at the last to win by a bike length.
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Tour of Flanders: Mathieu van der Poel remains his own worst enemy

Mathieu van der Poel lit up the 105th edition of the Tour of Flanders on Sunday with the kind of attacking riding he has built his reputation on in recent years.The Dutch cyclo-cross sensation was looking to become just the eighth man to win back-to-back titles in the prestigious Classic as he set about the rest of the field with 50 kilometres to go.World champion Julian Alaphilippe’s attack was nullified by Van der Poel’s sheer power up the Oude Kwaremont and Paterberg as he punished those behind - most notably his old foe Wout van Aert.His ability to ride on...
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Mathieu van der Poel: ‘I started a good sprint, but immediately felt the legs were rough’

Mathieu van der Poel said he started his sprint well in the final of the Tour of Flanders 2021, but quickly realised he didn’t have the strength to beat Kasper Asgreen. Van der Poel, winner of the 2020 edition of the cobbled Monument, looked to be the favourite to win this year’s race into the final kilometre, as he faced a two-rider sprint with Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s Asgreen.