Van der Poel returns to the road thinking about the World Cup

The Dutch cyclist competes since this Thursday in the Arctic Race of Norway after passing through the European and several tests of the MTB World Cup.

Mathieu Van der Poel returns to the road again with the World Road in Yorkshire on the horizon after his successful passing by MTB, getting the title of European champion of the modality and won the World Cup events in Nove Mesto , Val di Sole and Lenzerheide in the cross-county modality. 444444

Van der Poel, who has not run on the road since his victory in the Amstel Gold Race, competes since Thursday with the rest of his Corendon-Circus teammates in the Arctic Race of Norway, which starts with a stage in the Lofoten Islands between A and Leknes. The Norwegian race is quite good for the Dutch cyclist, since in the 2018 edition Van der Poel won two stages and the green jersey in addition to finishing twelfth in the overall.

In statements collected by Cyclingnews Van der Poel valued his return to the route mode. "It is an ideal race to return to the road and have good feelings again. I am in good shape but this is different. 2 The stages are longer. I have not made many long starts in recent weeks, that will be the hardest ".

Van der Poel also explained that he will go to Yorkshire because the route adapts to its characteristics. "It is one of the reasons why I chose to go to the World Cup, because I have a good chance. The World Cup tours are sometimes hard for me, or if not, it is a sprint. I think Yorkshire suits me" .

The Dutchman has not set goals for the Arctic Race of Norway either. "I am not focused on the general classification but I could try to win some stage again" .

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