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Who is Mathieu van der Poel?

Mathieu van der Poel is a Dutch professional racing cyclist for UCI ProTeam Alpecin–Fenix, competing in the cyclo-cross, mountain bike racing and road bicycle racing disciplines of the sport. Wins his first UCI Cyclo-cross World Championship title.

What happened to van der Poel in 2021?

In 2021, Van der Poel competed in his first grand tour, the 2021 Tour de France. Here he succeeded in winning the second stage and acquired the yellow jersey, which he would wear for six days.

Who is better van der Poel or van Aert?

Van Aert is the more prolific road racer by virtue of his team’s higher status – he has starts and stage wins at both of the last two Tours de France – while Van der Poel has been almost untouchable on the cyclocross circuit since Van Aert ramped up his road calendar.

Who is Thomas van der Poel’s grandfather?

His maternal grandfather was French cyclist Raymond Poulidor, winner of the 1964 Vuelta a España, who also finished the Tour de France in runner-up position three times and in third place five times. Van der Poel made his debut in cyclo-cross during the 2009–10 season, competing in the novices ranks.

Is van Aert the favourite against Van der Poel?

Bucking the trend of recent years, Van Aert manages to stop Van der Poel’s dominance, if not overturn it. He wins the truncated World Cup series but still insists Van der Poel is the favourite for the World Championships given his superior record in their head-to-head battles: 5-3.

Did van der Poel win Worlds?

Everything points to a Van der Poel victory at the Worlds in Valkenburg, but Van Aert stuns the world to complete a historic treble. He powers through the mud to win by more than two minutes, while Van der Poel has to settle for bronze. I didnt make many mistakes. Wout was far above the others today,” Van der Poel says.

What happened to van der Poel in the Tour de France?

In the race itself, Van der Poel suffers an early crash but the tables turn when Van Aert punctures on lap 3. Van der Poel rides away and only extends the gap all the way to the finish, where he celebrates a third straight rainbow jersey.

Who is the better sprinter Van Aert or Jasper Stuyven?

Van Aert has the better sprint at MilanSan Remo but its only for third place as Jasper Stuyven plays off their rivalry and the presence of sprinter Caleb Ewan to win with a late attack. As for the Flemish Classics, the pair are active at E3 but both come away empty-handed.

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