Proud to be On of the Lake: “I worked very hard for the european CHAMPIONSHIPS, and gold at the mountain bike’

Mathieu van der Poel was pleased and proud to announce that on Sunday he, his role at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS and the mountain bike which has been made. The formerly Dutch citizen was driving in the Czech republic, onbedreigd go for the gold….

“It feels really good, because I have worked very hard to achieve this goal”, said Van der Poel after the rescue of the European championship in Brno. “Before the end of the day, this was one of my most important goals. A couple weeks ago, I was not good at all, but I was getting better and better, and I felt really strong today.”

The 24-year-old rider from Corendon-Circus, the reed just after the start of the pipeline, but that it was not of long duration. Van der Poel was in a descent, crashed, and was, therefore, to embark on a catching up.

“I felt from the start very well and as a result, I was perhaps a little too enthusiastic about the run in”, commented the number to three out of the last world cup of mountain bike to return. “I made a small mistake and went pretty hard into the ground, but fortunately without consequences, and I was pretty quickly back to the front.”

Van der Poel scored his first-ever European title at the mountain (Photo: Getty Images)

Very happy and proud to say that I finished it I made this

Van der Poel, retook, without much trouble to the leadership, and had five of the eight rounds, nearly a minute on his closest competitors. The two-time world champion in cyclo-cross could have been the first European-title, the bike would not normally be noticed, but as he watched himself, just for the convenience.

“I’ve actually never really felt it on the podium. We rode a very technical trail and it was dangerous to have a leak in the drive. It definitely wasn’t easy – it never is – but I’m very happy and proud to say that I finished it, I was able to make it.”

Van der Poel, who at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in 2016 and 2018 to give up, he saw his compatriot in Milan’s Father, on his third place finish at Brno. The Swiss rider Florian Vogel claimed the silver medal safely in 44 seconds on Van der Poel.

At the end of August, the world CHAMPIONSHIP mountain bike on it, but that Van der Poel will not start. The Dutchman, who, in april, the Amstel Gold Race and in his name, he gives the preference to the world CHAMPIONSHIPS on the road.

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