Van der Poel's Corendon-Circus team applies for Pro Continental status

Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon-Circus)

The Corendon-Circus team of Mathieu van der Poel has kept to its promise to seek Professional Continental status for 2019 in order for the Dutch star to compete in the road Classics season. The UCI released the list of 22 teams seeking second division licences for 2019, as well as confirming that all 18 WorldTour teams have applied to remain in the top tier. Van der Poel renewed his contract with Corendon-Circus through the 2020 season, aiming to continue to combine cyclo-cross, road and mountain biking with an eye on competing in the cross country race at the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020. After dominating in the 'cross circuit last season, sweeping the World Cup, Superpresige and DVV Trofee series, Van der Poel went on to win the Boucles de la Mayenne and Ronde van Limburg before winning the Dutch road race championship and two stages of the Arctic Race ...

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