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Mathieu van der Poel

Link to The timeless inner sanctum: Inside the Paris-Roubaix showers
The man beneath the rainbow: Mathieu van der Poel washes away the dirt of his race-winning afternoon

The timeless inner sanctum: Inside the Paris-Roubaix showers

A personal account from behind the curtain of cycling’s toughest one-day race, as Jasper Philipsen and Mathieu van der Poel pay homage to the past

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Link to Stat Attack: Mathieu van der Poel's milestones and Quick-Step's cobbled demise
Mathieu van der Poel (centre) and his Alpecin-Deceuninck teammates are eclipsing previous Classics powerhouse Soudal-QuickStep (left)

Stat Attack: Mathieu van der Poel's milestones and Quick-Step's cobbled demise

GCN's resident stats nerd Cillian Kelly uncovers the statistical storylines from Paris-Roubaix, and puts Quick-Step's lacklustre performances under the harsh spotlight of facts and figures

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Link to Van Der Poel's Paris-Roubaix Masterclass And Delight For Kopecky | GCN Racing News Show
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Van Der Poel's Paris-Roubaix Masterclass And Delight For Kopecky | GCN Racing News Show

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Link to Alpecin-Deceuninck conquer Paris-Roubaix: ‘Mathieu is at the best level we have ever seen’
Mathieu van der Poel soaks in the glory at Paris-Roubaix

Alpecin-Deceuninck conquer Paris-Roubaix: ‘Mathieu is at the best level we have ever seen’

Mathieu van der Poel, Jasper Philipsen, Gianni Vermeersch and Silvan Dillier give the inside line on the Belgium team's third Monument win of 2024

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Link to Action will be taken after spectator throws cycling cap towards Mathieu van der Poel’s wheels at Paris-Roubaix
Mathieu van der Poel on his way to the win at Paris-Roubaix

Action will be taken after spectator throws cycling cap towards Mathieu van der Poel’s wheels at Paris-Roubaix

‘We’ll find that person, that’s for sure’ says the head of the CPA

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Link to On the start line at Paris-Roubaix: 'Mathieu van der Poel was dancing in the team bus'
Mathieu van der Poel is hunting his second Paris-Roubaix title

On the start line at Paris-Roubaix: 'Mathieu van der Poel was dancing in the team bus'

GCN gets an inside view from the peloton at the start line, as we speak to the likes of Edvald Boasson Hagen, Tim Merlier and Mikkel Bjerg

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Link to Mathieu van der Poel: 'I don't think the Paris-Roubaix cobbles are meant to be ridden on a road bike'
Van der Poel is keeping his bike fairly stock for Sunday with wide tyres and double wrapped bar tape the only modifications

Mathieu van der Poel: 'I don't think the Paris-Roubaix cobbles are meant to be ridden on a road bike'

The reigning World Champion shares his thoughts on bike set-up ahead of Sunday’s monument

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Link to ‘The most dangerous thing is the riders’ – safety top of agenda between Itzulia crash and Paris-Roubaix
Crashes on the entrance to the Arenberg are common in Paris-Roubaix

‘The most dangerous thing is the riders’ – safety top of agenda between Itzulia crash and Paris-Roubaix

Peloton and UCI still looking for ways to make racing safer but Arenberg chicane divides opinion

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Link to Mathieu van der Poel: 'Alpecin-Deceuninck are at our strongest in Paris-Roubaix'
Mathieu van der Poel and Jasper Philipsen welcomed the media at Deceuninck's Belgian headquarters on Friday morning

Mathieu van der Poel: 'Alpecin-Deceuninck are at our strongest in Paris-Roubaix'

Defending champion cedes that Lidl-Trek have produced good tactics in the recent Classics, but believes his team have three options to win on Sunday

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Link to How Alpecin-Deceuninck mastered the Tour of Flanders: GCN Racing News Show
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How Alpecin-Deceuninck mastered the Tour of Flanders: GCN Racing News Show

Dan Lloyd reflects on a masterclass from Mathieu van der Poel and his team, and commends the longevity of Lidl-Trek's Elisa Longo Borghini

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Link to Adrie van der Poel: Flanders is in Mathieu's top-3 all-time victories
Mathieu van der Poel celebrates in style after winning his third Tour of Flanders

Adrie van der Poel: Flanders is in Mathieu's top-3 all-time victories

Dutchman's father says the absence of Wout van Aert only made the victory more impressive

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Link to Mathieu van der Poel: ‘I prefer to race with all the top riders’ says Tour of Flanders favourite
Mathieu van der Poel and Mads Pedersen will do battle once more on Sunday, but the jury is out on Pedersen's condition

Mathieu van der Poel: ‘I prefer to race with all the top riders’ says Tour of Flanders favourite

Two-time winner reflects on the absences of Jasper Stuyven and Wout Van Aert, but stresses the continued strength of Lidl-Trek and Visma-Lease a Bike

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Link to Fabian Cancellara: 'Wout van Aert should focus on fewer things' like Mathieu van der Poel
Mathieu van der Poel and Wout van Aert on the podium at the E3 Saxo Classic

Fabian Cancellara: 'Wout van Aert should focus on fewer things' like Mathieu van der Poel

Former Spring Classics great highlights his key favourites for the Tour of Flanders and his analysis of the cobbled races so far

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Link to The Van der Poel rules: How to beat cycling's best Classics rider
Mads Pedersen beat Mathieu van der Poel at Gent-Wevelgem in a two-up sprint

The Van der Poel rules: How to beat cycling's best Classics rider

The world champion will start the Tour of Flanders as the big favourite, but did Gent-Wevelgem highlight the weakness that his rivals need to exploit?

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Link to Mathieu van der Poel: I can’t win every race
Mathieu van der Poel was left to rue what might have been at the end of Sunday's Gent-Wevelgem

Mathieu van der Poel: I can’t win every race

World champion reacts after the finish of Gent-Wevelgem, as Mads Pedersen emerges the victor a week out from the Tour of Flanders

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Link to 'The difference in level is quite shocking' – Resignation and realism among Classics riders
Mathieu van der Poel (left) and Wout van Aert (centre) have left Oliver Naesen (right) with a sense of realism

'The difference in level is quite shocking' – Resignation and realism among Classics riders

Aside from Mathieu van der Poel and Wout van Aert, 'anybody else who says they're going for the win is not being 100% honest' says Oliver Naesen

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Link to 8 riders to watch at Gent-Wevelgem
Four of the contenders for Gent-Wevelgem on Sunday

8 riders to watch at Gent-Wevelgem

From Classics superstars to flying sprinters and hopeful outsiders, here are the names to look out for on the cobbles on Sunday

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Link to Analysis: Is the Van der Poel-Van Aert rivalry stretching to breaking point?
Mathieu van der Poel is pulling away from Wout van Aert in the power balance of their great rivalry

Analysis: Is the Van der Poel-Van Aert rivalry stretching to breaking point?

The mental battle at E3 fed into the broader narrative of a contest that’s looking increasingly one-sided

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Link to E3 Saxo Classic: Mathieu van der Poel powers to victory as Wout van Aert crashes
Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin - Deceuninck) attacks before sealing the win at E3 Saxo Classic

E3 Saxo Classic: Mathieu van der Poel powers to victory as Wout van Aert crashes

World champion puts everyone to the sword with a 44km solo break on his 2024 cobbles debut

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Link to Wout van Aert: 'It is an advantage that Tadej Pogačar isn't riding the Tour of Flanders'
Wout van Aert and his eternal shadow Mathieu van der Poel were challenged by Tadej Pogačar in last year's Tour of Flanders

Wout van Aert: 'It is an advantage that Tadej Pogačar isn't riding the Tour of Flanders'

Visma-Lease a Bike's Belgian favourite looks ahead to showdown with Mathieu van der Poel at E3 Saxo Classic and ponders chances in Flanders and Paris-Roubaix

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Link to Mathieu van der Poel signs huge 10-year contract with Canyon
Mathieu van der Poel pointing to the Canyon bike that helped him to the cyclo-cross world title earlier this

Mathieu van der Poel signs huge 10-year contract with Canyon

One of the longest deals in cycling history will run until the end of 2034 as rider also extends with Alpecin-Deceuninck

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Link to Mathieu van der Poel: No surprise if Tadej Pogačar goes solo on the Poggio
Tadej Pogačar attempted to surge clear last year, but was swiftly followed by Filippo Ganna, Wout van Aert and Mathieu van der Poel

Mathieu van der Poel: No surprise if Tadej Pogačar goes solo on the Poggio

Defending Milan-San Remo champion looks ahead to Saturday's race and his 2024 season debut, as he bids to go back-to-back

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Link to Fan abuse and road ambitions place uncertainty on Van der Poel's cyclo-cross future
Mathieu van der Poel won his sixth cyclo-cross elite world title on Sunday

Fan abuse and road ambitions place uncertainty on Van der Poel's cyclo-cross future

World champion motivated to beat Erik De Vlaeminck’s seven world titles, but hesitant about racing a full ‘cross campaign again

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American Flyers! McNulty & Barta Deliver In Spain | GCN Racing News Show

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