SHIMANORaceTV decided to follow Mathieu van der Poel (BKCP – Powerplus) during raceday of the recent World Cup Cyclo Cross race in Koksijde and asked him what his pre-race routines are.

Van der Poel is best known for winning the Junior Road Race World Championships in Florence, Italy in 2013, and twice winning the Junior Cyclo-cross World Championships, in Koksijde, Belgium in 2012, and Louisville, USA in 2013; the first rider to win multiple titles at that level.

Wout Van Aert (Vastgoedservice-Golden Palace Cycling Team) won at Koksijde this year, beating Kevin Pauwels (Sunweb-Napoleon) by 41 seconds and van der Poel (Giant-Shimano), who was almost caught by a strong group of chasers who crossed the line three seconds later.


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