Mathieu van der Poel

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Mathieu van der Poel
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Van der Poel at the 2015 Grand Prix Pino Cerami
Personal information
Full nameMathieu van der Poel
Born (1995-01-19) 19 January 1995 (age 24)
Kapellen, Antwerp, Belgium
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
Team information
Current teamCorendon–Circus
DisciplineCyclo-cross, Road, MTB
RoleRider
Rider typeCyclo-cross
Classics specialist (road)
Amateur team(s)
2012–2013IKO Enertherm-BKCP
Professional team(s)
2014–BKCP–Powerplus[1]
Major wins
Cyclo-cross
World Championships (2015, 2019)
European Championships (2017, 2018)
National Championships (2015–2019)
Road

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2018)
Amstel Gold Race (2019)
Dwars door Vlaanderen (2019)
Brabantse Pijl (2019)

Mathieu van der Poel (born 19 January 1995) is a Dutch cyclist, who currently competes in the cyclo-cross, mountain bike racing and road bicycle racing disciplines of the sport, for UCI Professional Continental team Corendon–Circus.[2] He is best known for winning the Cyclo-cross World Championships in Tábor in 2015 and in Bogense in 2019, the Junior Road Race World Championships in Florence, Italy in 2013,[3] and twice winning the Junior Cyclo-cross World Championships, in Koksijde, Belgium in 2012,[4] and Louisville, USA in 2013; the first rider to win multiple titles at that level.[5] As well as this, Van der Poel was the winner of the 2018 Dutch National Road Race Championships in Hoogerheide,[6] as well as the 2019 editions of Dwars door Vlaanderen,[7] the Brabantse Pijl,[8] and the Amstel Gold Race.[9]

Early and personal life[edit]

Born in Kapellen – located in the Antwerp province of Belgium – Van der Poel comes from a family of professional cyclists; his brother David is also prominent in cyclo-cross racing, winning the 2013 national under-23 championships in Hilvarenbeek.[10] His father, Adri, was a six-time national champion and won the world title in 1996; he was also a two-time stage winner at the Tour de France and a winner of several Classics during his career.[3] His maternal grandfather Raymond Poulidor,[11] a French cyclist, was a Grand Tour winner at the 1964 Vuelta a España and finished the Tour de France in a runner-up position three times during his career.[12]

Career[edit]

Junior career[edit]

Early progression in cyclo-cross (2009–2012)[edit]

Van der Poel made his debut in cyclo-cross during the 2009–10 season, competing in the debutant cadets category. He won several local races, and at the national championships in Heerlen, Van der Poel finished in second place, fifteen seconds behind the champion Erik Kramer.[13] He moved into the novices ranks in 2010–11, and ultimately won most of the races that he contested; he also combined this with racing on the roads in the summer of 2011, and ultimately won the Dutch Novice Time Trial Championships in Zwartemeer. The following winter, Van der Poel advanced to the junior ranks, and was even more dominant than the previous season; out of all the races he contested, he failed to finish first on only one occasion, when he finished third to Wout van Aert and Quentin Jaurégui at Ruddervoorde.[14] He also claimed the junior titles at national,[15] European,[16] and World Championship level,[4] each one by a convincing margin.[17]

First road race wins and perfect cyclo-cross season (2012–2013)[edit]

Van der Poel at the 2013 Krawatencross.

During the 2012 road season, Van der Poel achieved his first general classification victory[18] at the Ronde des Vallées; he also won the young rider classification at the same race, and also won a similar classification at the Tour du Valromey when he finished in sixth place overall. Van der Poel was also a member of the Dutch World Championship squad, when he competed in the junior road race; he finished within the 56-rider main group, and finished as the best-placed Dutch rider, in ninth position.[19] Picking up where he left off the previous winter, Van der Poel's 2012–13 cyclo-cross campaign was flawless; he contested thirty races, and won every single one of them.[20] Having defended his European title in the United Kingdom,[21] Van der Poel maintained his Dutch title in Hilvarenbeek on the same day that his brother David won the under-23 championships.[10]

World champion in cyclo-cross and on the road (2013)[edit]

The following month from his Dutch title, Van der Poel became the first cyclist to defend his junior world title, by winning the race in Louisville, Kentucky, ahead of teammate Martijn Budding.[22] In the 2013 road season, Van der Poel contested several Nations' Cup Juniors events for the Dutch national team. At the Course de la Paix, Van der Poel won the opening stage[23] in a six-rider select group; he held the race lead into the following day, where Mads Pedersen assumed the race lead for the remainder of the race in an individual time trial around Třebenice. Van der Poel ultimately finished the race in third place, behind Pedersen and Logan Owen.[24] His next appearance came at the Grand Prix Général Patton, where he soloed – from 14 km (8.7 mi) remaining[25] – to a six-second victory on the race's second and final stage in Wincrange, en route to finishing second place overall, five seconds adrift of race-winner Christoffer Lisson of Denmark.[25][26] In the process, he also won the points and mountains sub-classifications.[26]

Van der Poel bookended stage victories at the Ain'Ternational–Rhône Alpes–Valromey Tour; riding for Enerthem-BKCP, he won a five-rider sprint on the opener,[27] and defeated France's Elie Gesbert in a head-to-head finish on the final stage,[28] to take the overall race victory by almost half a minute from Gesbert.[29] Prior to his next Nations Cup appearance, Van der Poel won the Dutch national junior road race championships in Chaam.[30] At the Trophée Centre Morbihan, Van der Poel won the race overall,[31] having defended the race lead from the start, after winning a head-to-head sprint against Belarus' Aliaksandr Riabushenko on the opening stage.[31] In the lead up to the World Championships, Van der Poel dominated the Grand Prix Rüebliland event, as he won the opening three of the race's four stages.[32] He won a three-rider sprint in Bettwil to win the opening stage,[32] before a solo victory the following day in Leutwil,[32] and a victory in a 9 km (5.6 mi) individual time trial in Hunzenschwil.[32] Pedersen got the better of Van der Poel in a bunch sprint on the final stage, but Van der Poel had done enough to win the race overall by 46 seconds over Pedersen.[32]

Van der Poel en route to winning the gold medal for the men's junior road race, at the 2013 UCI Road World Championships.

This form made Van der Poel one of the favourites for the World Championships,[33] where he would lead the Dutch squad. In addition to competing in the road race, Van der Poel contested the junior time trial race for the Netherlands, along with Sam Oomen. Van der Poel finished 50th out of the 84 riders to complete the course, over two minutes down on the eventual world champion Igor Decraene of Belgium.[34] In the road race, Van der Poel attacked on the final lap,[35] and bridged up to the race leader Franck Bonnamour of France; he later distanced him on the final climb of Via Salviati – around 5 km (3.1 mi) from the finish – and soloed away to win the gold medal,[3] ahead of Pedersen and Albania's Nikaj Iltjan.[36][37]

Senior career[edit]

Van der Poel moved into the under-23 category ahead of the 2013–14 cyclo-cross season.[38] In his first race in the class, Van der Poel won the GP Mario De Clercq – in the BPost Bank Trophy – at Ronse, defeating nearest rival Gianni Vermeersch by twelve seconds.[39] After he finished third in his first World Cup race,[40] Van der Poel won the second round of the season at Tábor in the Czech Republic, beating Vermeersch once again by three seconds.[41] In the process, Van der Poel became the first rider since Niels Albert in 2004 to take an under-23 race victory as a first-year rider.[42] He completed a clean sweep of victories in the major cyclo-cross competitions, by winning at Ruddervoorde in the Superprestige the following day, leading home his rivals by almost a minute.[43] He won a silver medal at the UEC European Cyclo-cross Championships in Mladá Boleslav in the Czech Republic,[44] finishing 23 seconds behind winner Michael Vanthourenhout.

Van der Poel turned professional with the BKCP–Powerplus team at the start of the 2014 season, joining brother David at the squad, having signed a four-year contract.[1] Prior to doing so, Van der Poel made his elite début in the Scheldecross Antwerpen,[45] in December 2013; Van der Poel was competing alongside professionals as there was no under-23 race. He finished second in the race, five seconds behind his future teammate Niels Albert,[46] having dropped Philipp Walsleben and Rob Peeters in the closing stages.[47] He again finished second to Albert ten days later in the Grand Prix De Ster Sint-Niklaas, losing out in a two-man sprint finish.[48] He ended 2013 with his fourth Superprestige victory of the season at Diegem.[49]

After finishing second to Wout van Aert in his opening race of 2014 at the Grand Prix Sven Nys,[50] Van der Poel secured the overall Under-23 World Cup title with his fourth win of the season, at the Memorial Romano Scotti in Rome.[51] He achieved his first professional victory at the Boels Classic Internationale in Heerlen, beating closest rivals Thijs van Amerongen and Rob Peeters.[52] In his first senior road race, Van der Poel finished seventh in the Omloop der Kempen, which had finished in a sprint to the line in Veldhoven.

More recently he has begun to compete in the Cross-country cycling discipline of the sport setting his sights on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. In 2017 he placed 2nd in the World Cup at Albstadt behind World Champion Nino Schurter. In 2018 he raced a full XCO World Cup season finishing 2nd in the series overall and 3rd at the World Championships in Lenzerheide, Switzerland as well as winning the Dutch National Championship. At the 2018 European Cycling Championships in Glasgow, van der Poel competed in the cross-country mountain bike and the road race, winning a silver medal in the latter.

Major results[edit]

Cyclo-cross[edit]

2009–2010
2nd National Cadet Championships
2010–2011
1st MaillotHolanda.svg National Cadet Championships
2011–2012
1st Jersey rainbow.svg UCI Junior World Championships
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg UCI Junior European Championships
1st MaillotHolanda.svg National Junior Championships
1st Overall UCI Junior World Cup
1st Cyklokros Tábor
1st Duinencross Koksijde
1st Cyclo-cross Liévin
1st Grand Prix Adri van der Poel
1st Overall Junior Superprestige
1st Cyclo-cross Zonhoven
1st Bollekescross
1st Cyclo-cross Gavere
1st Superprestige Gieten
1st Superprestige Diegem
1st Vlaamse Aardbeiencross
1st Noordzeecross
Junior Gazet van Antwerpen
1st Grand Prix van Hasselt
1st Grand Prix Rouwmoer
1st Azencross
1st Grand Prix Sven Nys
1st Sluitingsprijs Oostmalle
1st Cyclo-cross Kalmthout (juniors)
2012–2013
1st Jersey rainbow.svg UCI Junior World Championships
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg UCI Junior European Championships
1st MaillotHolanda.svg National Junior Championships
1st Overall UCI Junior World Cup
1st Cyklokros Tábor
1st Cyklokros Plzeň
1st Duinencross Koksijde
1st Grand Prix Erik De Vlaeminck
1st Memorial Romano Scotti
1st Grand Prix Adri van der Poel
1st Overall Junior Superprestige
1st Cyclo-cross Ruddervoorde
1st Cyclo-cross Zonhoven
1st Bollekescross
1st Cyclo-cross Gavere
1st Superprestige Gieten
1st Superprestige Diegem
1st Vlaamse Aardbeiencross
1st Noordzeecross
Junior bpost bank trophy
1st GP Mario De Clercq
1st Cyclo-cross Koppenberg
1st Grand Prix Sven Nys
1st Sluitingsprijs Oostmalle
1st Cyclo-cross Kalmthout (juniors)
2013–2014
1st MaillotHolanda.svg National Under-23 Championships
1st Overall UCI Under-23 World Cup
1st Cyklokros Plzeň
1st Duinencross Koksijde
1st Grand Prix Erik De Vlaeminck
1st Memorial Romano Scotti
2nd Cyclo-cross Namur
2nd Grand Prix Nommay
3rd Cauberg Cyclo-cross
Under-23 Superprestige
1st Cyclo-cross Ruddervoorde
1st Bollekescross
1st Superprestige Gieten
1st Superprestige Diegem
Under-23 bpost bank trophy
1st GP Mario De Clercq
2nd Grand Prix van Hasselt
2nd Grand Prix Sven Nys
2nd Krawatencross
2nd Sluitingsprijs Oostmalle
3rd Cyclo-cross Koppenberg
3rd Grand Prix Rouwmoer
1st Boels Classic Internationale (elite)
1st Vlaamse Industrieprijs Bosduin
2nd European Under-23 Championships
2nd Scheldecross Antwerpen (elite)
2nd Grand Prix De Ster Sint-Niklaas (elite)
3rd UCI Under-23 World Championships
2014–2015
1st Jersey rainbow.svg UCI World Championships
1st MaillotHolanda.svg National Championships
UCI World Cup
1st Grand Prix Adri van der Poel
2nd Cyclo-cross Namur (Under-23)
3rd Duinencross Koksijde
3rd Grand Prix Erik De Vlaeminck (Under-23)
1st Overall Superprestige
1st Superprestige Gieten
1st Superprestige Diegem
1st Vlaamse Aardbeiencross
2nd Noordzeecross
3rd Cyclo-cross Ruddervoorde
bpost bank trophy
1st Krawatencross
2nd GP Mario De Clercq
2nd Flandriencross
2nd Azencross
1st Scheldecross Antwerpen
1st Waaslandcross
1st Cyclocross Leuven
1st Boels Classic Internationale
1st Soudal Cyclocross Masters Waregem
3rd Vlaamse Druivenveldrit Overijse
2015–2016
1st MaillotHolanda.svg National Championships
UCI World Cup
1st Cyclo-cross Namur[53]
1st Grand Prix Erik De Vlaeminck
1st UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup Lignières-en-Berry[54]
1st Grand Prix Adri van der Poel
3rd Duinencross Koksijde
Superprestige
1st Superprestige Diegem
1st Vlaamse Aardbeiencross
1st Noordzeecross
bpost bank trophy
2nd Scheldecross Antwerpen
1st Vlaamse Druivenveldrit Overijse[55]
1st Weversmisdagcross
1st Kasteelcross Zonnebeke
2nd Zilvermeercross[56]
2016–2017
1st MaillotHolanda.svg National Championships
1st Overall Superprestige
1st Superprestige Gieten
1st Cyclo-cross Zonhoven
1st Cyclo-cross Ruddervoorde
1st Cyclo-cross Gavere
1st Superprestige Diegem
1st Vlaamse Aardbeiencross
1st Noordzeecross
2nd Grand Prix de la Région Wallonne
DVV Verzekeringen Trophy
1st Flandriencross
1st Scheldecross Antwerpen
1st Krawatencross
Brico Cross Trophy
1st Berencross
1st Cyclocross Vossenhol-Maldegem
1st Vestingcross
1st Grote Prijs van Brabant
1st Zilvermeercross
1st Vlaamse Druivenveldrit Overijse
1st Nationale Cyclo-Cross Otegem
1st Cyclocross Leuven
2nd UCI World Championships
2nd UEC European Championships
2nd Niels Albert CX
2nd Sluitingsprijs Oostmalle
8th Overall UCI World Cup
1st Cauberg Cyclo-cross
1st Poldercross Zeven
1st Cyclo-cross Namur
2017–2018
1st EuropeanChampionJersey(2016).png UEC European Championships
1st MaillotHolanda.svg National Championships
1st Overall UCI World Cup
1st Jingle Cross Iowa
1st Waterloo Wisconsin
1st Duinencross Koksijde
1st CrossDenmark
1st Grand Prix Erik De Vlaeminck
1st Grand Prix Nommay
1st Grand Prix Adri van der Poel
2nd Poldercross Zeven
3rd Cyclo-cross Namur
1st Overall DVV Verzekeringen Trophy
1st Cyclo-cross Koppenberg
1st Flandriencross
1st Grand Prix Rouwmoer
1st Scheldecross Antwerpen
1st Azencross
1st Grand Prix Sven Nys
1st Krawatencross
2nd GP Mario De Clercq[57]
1st Overall Superprestige
1st Superprestige Gieten
1st Cyclo-cross Zonhoven
1st Cyclo-cross Ruddervoorde
1st Superprestige Diegem
1st Vlaamse Aardbeiencross
1st Noordzeecross
3rd Cyclo-cross Gavere
Brico Cross Trophy
1st Grote Prijs Stad Eeklo
1st Berencross
1st Polderscross
1st Vestingcross
2nd Sylvestercross
1st Trek CX Cup
1st Grote Prijs van Brabant
1st Vlaamse Druivenveldrit Overijse
1st Nationale Cyclo-Cross Otegem
1st Sluitingsprijs Oostmalle
3rd UCI World Championships
2018–2019
1st Jersey rainbow.svg UCI World Championships
1st EuropeanChampionJersey(2016).png UEC European Championships
1st MaillotHolanda.svg National Championships
3rd Overall UCI World Cup
1st Cyclo-cross Bern
1st Cyklokros Tábor
1st Duinencross Koksijde
1st Cyclo-cross Namur
1st Grand Prix Erik De Vlaeminck
1st Grand Prix Adri van der Poel
1st Overall Superprestige
1st Superprestige Gieten
1st Cyclo-cross Boom
1st Cyclo-cross Ruddervoorde
1st Cyclo-cross Gavere
1st Cyclo-cross Zonhoven
1st Superprestige Diegem
1st Vlaamse Aardbeiencross
1st Noordzeecross
1st Overall DVV Trophy
1st Niel Jaarmarkt Cyclo-cross
1st Flandriencross
1st Scheldecross Antwerpen
1st Azencross
1st Grand Prix Sven Nys
1st Brussels
1st Krawatencross
Brico Cross
1st Berencross
1st GP Mario De Clercq
1st Cyclocross Vossenhol-Maldegem
1st Vestingcross
1st Ambiancecross
1st Waaslandcross
1st Cyclocross Otegem

Road[edit]

2011
1st MaillotHolanda.svg Time trial, National Novice Road Championships
2012
1st Overall Ronde des Vallées
1st Young rider classification
1st Mountains classification Trofeo Karlsberg
2nd Remouchamps–Ferrières–Remouchamps
3rd Grand Prix Bati-Metallo
2013
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Road race, UCI Junior Road World Championships
1st MaillotHolanda.svg Road race, National Junior Road Championships
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Grand Prix Rüebliland
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stages 1, 2 & 3 (ITT)
1st Overall Ain'Ternational–Rhône Alpes–Valromey Tour
1st Stages 1 & 4
1st Overall Trophée Centre Morbihan
1st Points classification
1st Stage 1
2nd Overall Grand Prix Général Patton
1st Points classification
1st Mountains classification
1st Stage 2
3rd Overall Course de la Paix Juniors
1st Stage 1
2014
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Baltic Chain Tour
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
1st Stage 4
1st Ronde van Limburg
6th Overall Tour Alsace
1st Stage 3
7th Omloop der Kempen
10th Road race, UCI Road World Under–23 Championships
2015
4th Overall Tour Alsace
6th Overall Tour of Belgium
6th Circuit de Wallonie
2016
8th Ronde van Limburg
2017
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Boucles de la Mayenne
1st Stages 2 & 3
1st Stage 2 Tour of Belgium
1st Dwars door het Hageland
2nd Bruges Cycling Classic
2018
1st MaillotHolanda.svg Road race, National Road Championships
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Boucles de la Mayenne
1st Stages 1
1st Ronde van Limburg
Arctic Race of Norway
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stages 1 & 4
2nd Silver medal europe.svg Road race, UEC European Road Championships
2019
1st Amstel Gold Race
1st Dwars door Vlaanderen
1st Brabantse Pijl
1st Grand Prix de Denain
1st Stage 1 Tour of Antalya
4th Tour of Flanders
4th Gent–Wevelgem
10th Overall Circuit de la Sarthe
1st Stage 1

Classics results timeline[edit]

Monument 2019
Milan–San Remo
Tour of Flanders 4
Paris–Roubaix
Liège–Bastogne–Liège
Giro di Lombardia
Classic 2019
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
Strade Bianche
E3 BinckBank Classic
Gent–Wevelgem 4
Dwars door Vlaanderen 1
Brabantse Pijl 1
Amstel Gold Race 1
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish
DSQ Disqualified

Mountain Bike[edit]

2016
1st Stage 2 Cyprus Sunshine Cup #1
2017
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Belgian MTB Challenge
1st Stages 1 & 2
UCI Mountain Bike World Cup
2nd Albstadt
8th Nové Město
4th UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships
2018
1st MaillotHolanda.svg National MTB Cross–Country Championships
2nd Overall UCI Mountain Bike World Cup
3rd Albstadt
3rd Val di Sole
3rd Vallnord
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg MTB World Cross–Country Championships
2019
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Belgian MTB Challenge
1st Prologue, Stages 1, 2 & 3
UCI Mountain Bike World Cup
1st Nové Město
2nd Albstadt

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