Van der Poel could ride Paris-Roubaix in 2019

Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon-Circus) wins in Gavere

Mathieu van der Poel has hinted that Paris-Roubaix could be on his calendar next year as he looks to ride a reduced spring campaign on the road in 2019. The cyclo-cross star told Dutch programme Peptalk that the 'Hell of the North' - as well as Gent-Wevelgem - could feature on his programme, but he is taking things as they come. "Gent-Wevelgem, maybe a few other classics, Paris-Roubaix might be in between," Van der Poel told Peptalk of his potential Classics schedule. "I do not know yet, I'm not a planner." As well as his Classics ambitions, Van der Poel was asked about his desire to ride the Tour de France in the future. The 23-year-old admitted that the race was a target, but he is also taking that particular goal in his stride. "I would like to ride the Tour someday," he said, "but I do not want to ...

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