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MTB WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS | Mathieu Van de Poel gives up on Short Track

Mathieu Van der Poel renounces the Short Track world championship but will be at the start of the world championship Cross Country: show expected!

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Picture by Michal Cerveny/ - 08/08/2023 - Mountain Bike XCO Cross-Country - 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships - Peebles, Scotland - practice - Mathieu van der Poel - Samuel Gaze

Mathieu van der Poel will not participate in the Short Track World Championship, despite being able to compete without qualifying. We recall that initially it was not in his plans to compete on the Short Track but he had given some hope after the UCI declared that the qualifying heats were cancelled.

The reason is that the Dutchman prefers to recover for the XCO: on the other hand victory in the road world championship was not a walk in the park.

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Mathieu Van der Poel wins the 2023 road world championship – credits: Eurosport

In the middle there is also the fall that Van der Poel suffered while he was on the run from the world championship: a few more days of recovery doesn't hurt. His goal is the Paris 2024 Olympics and the world championship is used to collect important points in view of qualification.

I do 2 or 3 laps of the circuit every day to get used to it. Reaching Saturday's goal will be difficult enough – Mathieu Van der Poel

Written by I am a fan of everything that has 2 wheels: at a young age I practiced road and track cycling (Italian Allievi champion). At the age of 18 I passed into the cross country competing at national/international level as an Under23. Past Elite, I made the choice to take things more lightly from a training point of view, and my love for gravity disciplines was born, training me as an FCI MTB instructor and guide. Now I have made passion my profession by managing 2 MTB centers on the island of Elba (Bike Center Elba and Elba MTB), creating the FANTAmtb and telling in an ironic but professional way everything that revolves around MTB thanks to 365mountainbike and 365TV (YouTube'PULITI dentro BIKER fuori').


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