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The sport of Cycling has its next Crossover

What was that noise? It is this Urlaut, the man emits, when his head can't process the sheer Surprise of what he just experienced. A thousand times he sounds on Sunday afternoon. When was the Cycling world for the last time so surprised? No: taken by surprise?

van is Mathieu der Poel, who provoked astonishment this basse, who else, you have to say. Van der Poel, it is possible to give to the Amstel Gold Race is a downright cheesy twist. In the Sprint he will win the only major one-day race in Holland, as the first Local since 2001. And, like his father, Adrie, in 1990, came five years before Mathieu to the world.

would be What explains the Radtalent, Van der Poel, quite obviously, has inherited. The father won the Gold Race in Liege and Flanders, and was Cross-champion of the world. In the Dirt it has overtaken his son already. And if he makes more, is likely to succeed on the road.

Radgene of two families

Because Radgene brought by the mother: 83 Van der Poels Grandfather is now, and has a much bigger name. In those days, he was asked after the grandchildren. "Unbelievable, unbelievable," exclaimed Raymond Poulidor.

"Project" is loved up today, France's favorite, because he always fought with heart, but mostly in vain. He became famous as the eternal Second in the Tour de France, eight times he finished the tour on the podium. Therefore, Poulidor remains silent when he is asked whether it is the Dutch or the French blood, the Van der Poel wins. He smiles only with a ratchet, the irony of the question is real.

Because of the grandchildren, he is definitely no places of honor. The Gold Race is the repeated evidence of this. Actually, the 24 playful-Year-old in the race, a good 40 kilometers from the finish with an unnecessary attack. Prompt this is countered by Julian Alaphilippe, the other big favourites. Van der Poel is at this Moment no reaction, can only watch as the Frenchman's attacks. Scores will be in front of together with Jakob Fuglsang. It seems clear that The two make up the victory among themselves, a few kilometers before the destination, you still have a Minute lead on the chasing group with Van der Poel. But then you start to play poker, especially Fuglsang, because he is outmatched in the Sprint Alaphilippe clear. The a on the game, because both have been informed via the team radio that the distance is big enough.

But when you turn around, straight on the target, you will see the evil the middle. In the Form of a furious Van der Poels, such as a semi-trailer is a whole group on the last kilometers. The thought of Alaphilippe and Fuglsang is the same as that of the spectators: He is not?! He is actually: Van der Poel is still capable of a big final sprint to unpack, nobody even grown. After that, he can be exhausted to fall from the wheel .

He wants to Bike-Gold in Tokyo

If it still needed a final proof, it is this race: Cycling has its next Character. A Character whose road season in 2019 goes to 6 Wins in 15 days for the First to the end. He makes short vacation, finally, he has not paused, in contrast to his opponents in the Winter, but from October to February, 33 disputed cross-race. 31, he won.

Long the Pause will not last, only the Velo, he will change. That's why he drives for the small Team Corendon-Circus: Because of this let him do what he wants. Talk: cycle cross, road racing and mountain Biking. On the Latter wants to focus on Van der Poel actually, the Olympic games in Tokyo 2020 are the target. Respectively, the gold medal there is to win. What happens after that, seems to be completely open. His contract with Corendon-Circus runs until the end of 2023. He will meet, can imagine but no one really. The road teams are now with a million quotes on a snake.

Initially, the Van der Poel is expected to take less than his next races. In mid-may, the exchange on the Bike, at the world Cup in Albstadt, Germany. World champion Nino Schurter is very aware of the force of Nature challenge him.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 23.04.2019, 11:53 PM

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