Van der Poel: I'll keep combining 'cross, road and mountain biking

Mathieu van der Poel in the lead

Cyclo-cross world champion Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon-Circus) has said that he plans to continue combining cyclo-cross with road racing and mountain biking at least up until the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. "I will definitely continue to ride a full cyclo-cross programme for a few seasons yet, and will combine 'cross with the road and mountain biking until the Games, after which a discipline may fall away," Van der Poel said on sporza.be after winning the seventh and penultimate round of the Superprestige 'cross series in Hoogstraten, Belgium, on Sunday. It was the Dutchman's 30th victory of the cyclo-cross season, which bodes well for the 24-year-old to win the eighth and final round of the Superprestige in Middelkerke, on Belgium's west coast, next weekend. If Van der Poel can do that, he'll be the only rider to equal retired cyclo-cross star Sven Nys's record 'eight out of eight' wins during ...

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