Mathieu van der Poel remains this season to make an impression on the mountain bike. The 24-year-old Dutchman won the Sunday in the Czech Nové Mesto convincingly for the first time in his career, a world cup cross country.
Van der Poel kept for a long time kept pace with the Swiss world and olympic champion Nino Schurter, but drove in the final stage is very simple for him and came solo across the finish line.
Last week was Van der Poel second in the competition in the German Albstadt and forced the right to be an olympic nomination. This past Friday, and the week before, he was already the best in the so-called short-track race.
In Nove Mesto stop Van der Poel and Schurter head and shoulders above it. They left the competition early behind and had with the start of the last lap with a lead of more than a minute.
Van der Poel and Schurter attacked each other in the final lap with attacks. ‘MVP’ gave, however, no shrinkage, and placed just before the end, on a difficult piece of the trail, the decisive demarrage.
World cup mountain bike or uci road world championships
After his victory in the Amstel Gold Race Van der Poel is going to concentrate on mountain biking. Earlier this month, he picked up also all four stages and the overall classification in the Belgian mountain Bike Challenge.
Van der Poel doubts still or he will this year participate at the world cup mountain bike world CHAMPIONSHIPS cycling on the road. He brings within a reasonable time its final decision to the outside.