Mathieu van der Poel’s new Eu cyclo-cross champion’s jersey could also be recent on his shoulders, however the Corendon-Circus rider is already pondering forward to the 2020 highway season, revealing his provisional early spring agenda after taking two wins in two days at the ‘move motorcycle.
Fewer than 24 hours after changing into Eu champion for a 3rd time in succession, Van der Poel gained his 3rd race of the season at Jaarmarktcross in Belgium on Monday. Afterwards, he published he hopes to journey in Italy in March, having already showed his attendance at a number of cobbled Classics, pending his crew’s invitation.
First-time participations at Strade Bianche, Tirreno-Adriatico and Milan-San Remo are at the menu for Van der Poel, as soon as once more assuming that Corendon-Circus are awarded wildcards for the race given their non-WorldTour standing.
“That’s the purpose. We would like that very a lot with the crew,” Van der Poel mentioned in an interview on Dutch tv channel Ziggo Recreation.
“We simply must get a wildcard as a result of we aren’t a WorldTour crew. I’m hoping that it may possibly pass forward, and generally we’d be eligible for a wildcard.”
Van der Poel’s newest pronouncement provides to the hastily fleshing out 2020 calendar for the 24-year-old. With 4 cobbled classics on his agenda, together with the Excursion of Flanders and a Paris-Roubaix debut, plus a go back to Brabantse Pijl, which he gained in 2019, his spring goals appear entire.
What stays unclear is the place his highway season will start, if he’s going to get started in February get started as he did in 2019, and whether or not he’ll go back to protect his Amstel Gold Race identify in past due April. Finally, after the Classics, he’s going to transfer disciplines as soon as once more for the summer time.
“In concept, he’ll leisure some time after which journey his first [mountain-bike] International Cup in Would possibly,” Corendon-Circus crew supervisor Christophe Roodhoft mentioned previous this month.
That might imply a go back to Nové Mesto within the Czech Republic, a spherical he gained in 2019, or previous rounds at Maribor, Slovenia, and Lošini, Croatia. Van der Poel’s primary function at the mountain motorcycle would be the Olympic Video games in Tokyo, with the cross-country race falling on July 27.
“Tokyo is my large dream,” mentioned Van der Poel to Sporza ultimate week. “After that, a Grand Excursion is the large new problem. I need to pass to the Vuelta a España.”
The Corendon-Circus crew has been seeking to strengthening its roster for 2020. Stijn Devolder has retired however Kristian Sbaragli of Israel Biking Academy is anticipated to ink a two-year deal, whilst Sacha Modolo of EF Training First could also be most probably to enroll in the Dutch Skilled Continental crew.
Different riders related to Corendon-Circus for 2020 are Antoine Benoist, Floris De Tier, Senne Leysen, Oscar Riesebeek, Ben Tulett, Petr Vakoc and Louis Vervaeke.
Sooner than making his go back to highway racing subsequent yr, regardless that, Van der Poel is focusing his consideration at the Cyclo-cross International Championships, which fall on February 2, pronouncing that they’re his handiest actual function for the 2019-20 cyclo-cross season.
Mathieu van der Poel’s provisional 2020 highway calendar
- March 8: Strade Bianche
- March 11-17: Tirreno-Adriatico
- March 21: Milan-San Remo
- March 29: Gent-Wevelgem
- April 1: Dwars door Vlaanderen
- April 5: Excursion of Flanders
- April 12: Paris-Roubaix
- April 15: Brabantse Pijl
- Would possibly: UCI Mountain Motorcycle International Cup
- July 27: Olympic Video games, cross-country mountain motorcycle
- August 14-September 6: Vuelta a España