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COURSE SHORT. The program is known: Van der Poel start in the Tour of Flanders and the Amstel Gold Race - Yates start in the Giro
Championships Mathieu van der Poel (23) bike next spring in the Tour of Flanders. The Amstel Gold Race and Ghent-Wevelgem are on the program.

The team of Van der Poel, Corendon-Circus, today announced the program of the Dutchman well known in Amsterdam. Also Dwars door Vlaanderen, Brabantse pijl and the Tour of Antalya according to the first information on the arrival of van der Poel count. Further, Nokere Curonian and the Handzame Classic on the program.

Concrete ends the veldritseizoen of the European champion cyclocross with the Brico Cross in Hulst on 17 February. Through the Tour of Antalya at the end of February then the classic spring. Therein are a lot of races of Flanders Classics is done. First drive Van der poel Nokere Curonian and the Bredene, Koksijde Classic (formerly the Handzame Classic). At the end of march than Dwars door Vlaanderen and Gent-Wevelgem on the program, after which the Dutch champion on the road meestrijdt in the Tour of Flanders, the Brabantse pijl and the Amstel Gold Race.

Corendon-Circus, take in addition, without Van der Poel part in the Circulation, the Scheldeprijs and the Star of Besseges. Paris-Roubaix and other ASO races like Liège-Bastogne-Liège are still not on the roll. “I want to be in my first year, not all have tried,” said the European champion of this. “I want to be in the years that followed, also still things to discover. Furthermore, it is now much more important to be with my Dutch kampioenentrui in the Amstel Gold Race to start.”

Corendon-Circus of the International Wielrenunie UCI procontinentale status. Van der Poel just works the full veldritkalender, but he will next year except on the road especially on the mountain biking focus with the eye on the Games of Tokyo in 2020. Van der Poel wants the world cups, the european CHAMPIONSHIPS, the world CHAMPIONSHIPS and the test event in late Tokyo drive.“It is unique that we have this with the team can combine. There are for me three disciplines with plenty of challenges. Especially with the world cup cyclo-cross, which I hope it will again succeed and the focus on the 2020 in Tokyo. The mountain bike race at the Olympics is the main for the next few years. That was already the case, the classic spring is now added.”

Michel Cornelisse is next year team leader at the Belgian Corendon-Circus. “He has experience on WorldTourniveau and Roompot, that also with wildcards in the classics came to be”, commented team manager Philip Roodhooft. Father Adrie van der Poel remains as a consultant to the team connected.

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