If it were up to Alpecin-Fenix, leader Mathieu van der Poel would be there for a full three weeks at the Tour de France between Copenhagen and Paris. “Matthew will be 27 next summer and then according to the cycling laws, it’s time to let him race for three weeks.”
Last year, Alpecin-Fenix flashed like lightning across Grand Tours. It’s been a hit (several times) at the Giro, Vuelta and Tour, which means 2022 should be the year of confirmation. Sporting director Philipp Roodhoft says Van der Poel is probably one of the men who will have to do it at the Tour de France. HLN.
Roodhooft refers to Van der Poel’s schedule: “Without unforeseen circumstances, the goal is indeed to finish.” Matthew will be 27 next summer, and according to cycling laws, it’s time to let him race for three weeks. This is something we are also looking forward to. The aisle must be VDP In a really good location, with many options in the first two weeks of La Grande Boucle.
Roodhooft: Imagine something in the big role without Mathieu
Roodhooft talks about a “2021 special”, but the team boss was also pleased with another fact. “I just remembered that as a team we could suggest something on a grand tour without Matteo.” Those responsible were mainly Jasper Philipsen and Tim Merler, whose manager does not yet know if they will both be at the start of the tour.
“It’s too early to say. Anyway, this year was the right choice. It might not have been the easiest decision, but it was the right one. The main thing for us is to win a stage again and we have three men for that, but of course everyone knows Matteo’s role. ‘, Roodhooft explains to HLN.
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