Mathieu Van Der Poel To Skip Volta A Catalunya As He Continues Illness Recovery
Joe Robinson 11 Mar 2020 Dutchman's race schedule subject to change with coronavirus situation Mathieu van der Poel will skip the Volta a Catalunya as he continues his recovery from a bout of flu. The Dutchman will instead head to Belgium to continue his preparation for the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix . Alpecin-Fenix confirmed that cyclocross World Champion Van der Poel had recovered from his illness enough to continue training in Spain but would not compete at the Spanish stage race as first planned. Instead, the Dutchman will return back to the team's base in Belgium to train and explore an altered race programme ahead of the Cobbled Classics in early April. Talking to Belgian press, team director Christophe Roodhooft explained that Van der Poel was not yet at peak form but had got over his sickness from last week. 'Of course his condition today is a little less ...
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