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Mathieu Van der Poel selected for the MTB World Championships XCO

It's official, Mathieu van der Poel selected for the World Cup XCO: objective of qualifying for the Olympic Games.

Mathieu van der Poel

Mathieu van der Poel will go to the Olympic qualification in the world championship XCO in Glasgow. But he will start from the back given the high number: and all this a few days after the road world championship.

The Netherlands have just formalized their selection for the MTB World Championships in Glasgow which will take place from 6 to 12 August. The goal is to qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympics, given the possibility of being one of the top 2 bikers from non-ranked countries.

Mathieu Van Der Poel MTB World Cup 2021
Mathieu Van Der Poel UCI XCC in Albstadt 2021

With men, the challenge is to secure an Olympic spot. It is a difficult task at the World Cup, but the UCI has a place in the Games for the two countries with the highest points in this World Cup, who otherwise could not make it to Paris 2024. We do not know in advance which place will place and we do not we will know in any case until later in this qualification process if we have that place. But this rule is particularly good for Mathieu van der Poel, who has obviously shown in the past that he can compete with the best. The downside is that without UCI points he has to start at the back of the pack, so it will definitely be a challenge Gerben de Knegt



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