Van der Poel flies over the cobblestones of the Paris-Roubaix

The Dutchman, one of the great favorites to conquer 'The Northern Hell', was in shape during an examination of the route.


Notice to sailors for the next edition of Paris-Roubaix (October 25): Mathieu Van der Poel is in top form. There are still many months left to start one of the great events of the world calendar, known as 'The Hell of the North', but the Dutch runner is already doing his homework to conquer the race.

Last Monday, Van der Poel recognized for the first time in his life a total of 106 kilometers of the test, mainly, a stretch made up of pavises from Haveluy-Wallers to Roubaix. He was with his Alpecin-Fenix teammates, Tim Merlier and Jonas Rickaert, but Mathieu undoubtedly shone in his own light.

The data collected on Strava leave no room for doubt, and that is that Van der Poel set several records in cobblestone sections: 42.7 km / h on average in Wannehain (1.2 km) and maximum power in the Orchies sections. 1,091 watts. We already know where all eyes will point next October 25 ...



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