Mathieu van der Poel

06 August 2023

Today in Glasgow at the UCI World Championships, Mathieu van der Poel (NL) won the road race to become the new World Champion!

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The Flying Dutchman launched his solo attack today with around 22km to go, during the climb up Montrose Street of all places, and left the other riders behind in devastating fashion! By the time he crossed the finish line he was about 1 minute and 30 seconds ahead of the chasers.. congratulations/gefeliciteerd Mathieu!

Men's road race results (Top 10)..

1. Mathieu Van der Poel (NL) 6hs 27mins 7secs

2. Wout van Aert (Belgium) +1min 37secs

3. Tadej Pogacar (Slo) +1min 45secs

4. Mad Pedersen (Den) same time

5. Stefan Kung (Swi) +3mins 48secs

6. Jasper Stuyven (Belgium) same time

7. Matthew Dinham (Aus) same time

8. Toms Skujins (Lat) same time

9. Tiesj Benoot (Belgium) same time

10. Alberto Bettiol (Ita) +4mins 3secs


more to follow..


And while we are talking about a current Dutch cycling legend, lets also not forget that back in February of this year Mathieu van der Poel was also crowned UCI World Champion in the Cyclo-Cross event.. for the fifth time!!


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Feb 2023; Mathieu Van der Poel claimed a historic fifth UCI Cyclo-cross World Championship title, after a thrilling battle with his main competitor Wout van Aert

Photo credits: Velon/Cor Vos, UCI & NOS


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