Mathieu van der Poel to check Tour de France and gravel type at Dwars door het Hegeland


Mathieu van der Poel will return to racing on Saturday, testing his Tour de France type and his gravel abilities on the Dwars door het Hegeland one-day race in Belgium, which options 41 kilometres of off-road driving.

The Alpecin-Deceuninck rider was final seen in race motion when he gained Paris-Roubaix in mid-April. He then took a break and has been coaching at altitude for the Tour de France and subsequent World Championships.