Mathieu van der Poel takes first place at the UCI World Road Championships

Tadej Pogocar and Mads Peterson were also on the podium

Last Sunday (06), during the Road Cycling World Championship, in Glasgow – Scotland, Mathieu van der Poel shone once again and won first place in the competition’s elite men’s race. The cyclist’s performance showed beyond athletes Tadej Pogocar, who remained in second place, and Mads Peterson, in third.

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Even with bad weather, lots of rain and slippery streets, Mathieu van der Poel managed to get back on his feet after an accident during the stage. With the victory, the cyclist got his second world title, since at the beginning of 2023 he also managed to get first place in the competition.

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“It means everything to me. It was one of the greatest goals I had left and to win it today is incredible. In my opinion, it completes my career. For me, it’s the biggest win on the road. I still can’t imagine wearing the rainbow for a year”, said Mathieu van der Poel excited about the victory.

Tadej Pogocar also commented on his expectations and prospects for the competition, claiming fatigue after the Tour de France, but he still wanted to participate in the UCI World Road Championships: “I dreamed of medals and I dreamed of a gold medal, but Mathieu was the strongest . So, when we were three I already saw myself as the fourth, because running with Wout and Mads is an almost impossible mission. But after such a long and hard race anything can happen.”

Even getting the second position of the competition, the cyclist praised the performance of Mathieu van der Poel and congratulated the athlete for his participation. Previously, through a statement on social networks, Tadej Pogocar declared that he would have a break period to fully recover from his tiring routine for this year’s Tour de France.

The Road Cycling World Championship started on August 3rd and will continue until the 13th, with road races, time trials, track, BMX, indoor cycling and paracycling. The competition, which forms part of the UCI’s official calendar, said it would invest in professional sport matches every four years ahead of the Summer Olympics.

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