Wout van Aert picked up flowers in Benidorm on Sunday. However, Mathieu van der Poel's dominance has yet to be broken at all.
Matthew van der Poel had achieved ten out of ten in cyclo-cross until last week, but was beaten on Sunday. Wout van Aert won the Cross World Cup in Benidorm.
Dirk De Wolf told Karl Vanniewkerk during the Velofollies bike show that Mathieu van der Poel is far from reaching his peak.
“The question everyone is asking is whether he can still improve for the road season,” De Wolf says of the Dutchman. “He can do better, as I hear from one of his best training mates (Niels Verdijk, editor), with whom I communicate weekly.”
Clearly there is still a lot of room for progress, which promises to be a classic this spring. “Then someone else has problems, right?” De Wolf points out to Wout van Aart with less good news.
The dimensions that become clear in the cross can also be seen on the road. De Wolf makes a comparison with Formula 1.
“There is also always Max Verstappen who wins. You think you have a good car, but there is always someone better,” concludes De Wolf.
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