Mathieu van der Poel to stay with Corendon-Circus until 2020

Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon-Circus) as Dutch road race champion

Despite heavy interest from WorldTour teams, Mathieu van der Poel has chosen to extend his tenure with the Belgian Corendon-Circus Continental squad, according to Het Nieuwsblad . The 23-year-old could still yet go up against his cyclo-cross rival Wout van Aert in the Spring Classics, with Corenden-Circus reportedly set to apply for a Professional Continental licence for 2019. The team currently has just three elite riders, including Van der Poel. They would have to boost that to a minimum of 16 riders if they are to be considered for a Professional Continental licence, with confirmation of whether or not they are successful coming in October. According to Het Nieuwsblad , more information on their bid is to come later this week. Van der Poel has been with the Corendon-Circus team, run by the brothers Christoph and Philip Roodhooft, since 2014. Predominantly competing in cyclo-cross, Van der Poel took the 2015 ...

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