They marked the cycling year. Mathieu Van, der Poel (winner of Milan-San Remo, Paris-Roubaix and the world championship), Tadej Pogacar (notably winner of the Tour of Flanders, the Tour of Lombardy, the Flèche Wallonne, the Amstel Gold Race and from Paris-Nice). The Dutchman and the Slovenian like each other.
The latest proof to date, the leader of the UAE Team Emirates team, in an interview with GCN, confided about Raymond Poulidor's grandson: "He's a super nice guy, I consider him a good friend and a great competitor. He's not really a direct competitor, but we have a few races throughout the year where we compete against each other. I have to say that for me he is one of the best runners in the world, he is a world champion! If I was a child, he would be my idol.”