Van der Poel and Van Vleuten are chasing new success in Flanders


After the loss of Wout van Aert, Mathieu van der Poel is the top favorite in the Tour of Flanders, the classic that starts on Sunday at 10:00 in Antwerp. Van Aert is at home with a corona infection. Van der Poel has not yet covered many competition kilometers after a break due to lingering back problems, but has already won twice since his return two weeks ago. On Wednesday, the leader of Alpecin-Fenix ​​was still the best in Dwars door Vlaanderen.

Van der Poel already won ‘de Ronde’ in 2020 after a compelling duel with Van Aert. Last year he finished second behind the Dane Kasper Asgreen.

The men are expected to finish around 4.30 pm in Oudenaarde. The women, who will start from the same place at 1.25 pm, will reach the finish around 5.45 pm. Then it becomes clear who the successor of Annemiek van Vleuten is. Perhaps it is the rider of Movistar herself, she previously won the Tour of Flanders in 2011.

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Source: RTL Nieuws by www.rtlnieuws.nl.

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