Start also in the Dutch mixed relay
Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin – Deceuninck) | Photo: Cor Vos
09/15/2022 | (rsn) – Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin – Deceuninck) will leave for Australia on Saturday evening after the Belgian one-day Primus Classic (1.Pro), where he will start for the first time, where the World Championship. will be held the next day starting with individual time trials.
“It will be a long journey, from Brussels through Dubai to Sydney. It is a little more than twenty hours, twenty-five I think. It is a long journey, tiring, but that is part of the game,” said the Dutch athlete, who won the GP de Wallonie on Wednesday after a strong performance, in a press conference.
Van der Poel also announced that he will not only compete in the World Road Championship on September 25, but also the mixed race on September 21 with Daan Hoole, Bauke Mollema, Riejanne Markus, Ellen van Dijk and Annemiek van Vleuten. .
“Actually, Annemiek convinced me to do it,” said the 27-year-old, “but I myself indicated to Koos (Moerenhout, Dutch Bonds, ed.) that I might like it. He also liked the idea because it saved other drivers.”