Van der Poel in favour of disclosure of the doping controls


Van der Poel in favour of disclosure of the doping controls

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Mathieu van der Poel would like to see that each testing pool is made public. The belgian resident Resident hopes to recoup more transparency in the area of prohibited resources within the cyclocross.

“If you have nothing to hide, it seems to me not illogical to putting it online. I think this is good for the sport to transparency. I am in favor of any drug testing to make it public. Maybe that’s something where we are in future to be able to work,” says Van der Poel Friday against the AD.

The Dutch favourite for the world title responding to the discussion which arose after he, together with the Belgian Kevin Pauwels a test online.

Reigning world champion Wout van Aert did not do that. The Belgian struggled in recent weeks with a knee injury and didn’t have doping controls on the internet.

Van Aert says that despite his injury, there is no a TUE, a temporary certificate for the use of medicines. “That Wout not putting it online is his right, of course,” responds Van der Poel on the words of his biggest rival for the rainbow jersey.

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The 22-year-old Dutch champion also hopes that the international cycling federation UCI, the rules regarding the use of cortisonen sharpens. According to the current regulations should a rider after the use of cortisonen eight days of rest. “Cortisonen be abused in many ways. While it is best to rest. I think instead of that eight-day-rule, a month should be.”

Van der Poel is expected Sunday at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Luxembourg fully fit at the start may appear. He knew the last weeks light physical problems and knew this past weekend an “offday” at the world cup in Hoogerheide.

“I am now at ninety percent of my condition. But that last ten percent will be there for Sunday still to come. And to be honest, I expect that to Wout best in order will be.”


The trail in Bieles like Van der Poel, although he thinks it is going too far to say that the circulation on its body is written. For the sake of the safety of the drivers decided the UCI Thursday, a diagonally running part of the circle to simplify. By the frost and the snow were a lot of riders there during the training too.

“I had that adjustment is not necessary, because this was just a technical piece where you could make the difference. Nevertheless, I keep a nice circulation find. I hear that this weekend the weather is above zero degrees, that can affect the round. A real mud-bath is not; this is the frost too deep in the ground.”

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