Van der Poel to ‘gamble’, racing highway and mountain bike at Glasgow Worlds


After two months away from racing, Mathieu van der Poel returns to motion this week as he begins his closing build-up to the Tour de France and a tilt at two rainbow jerseys on the World Championships in Glasgow.

The Dutchman final pinned on a race quantity en path to victory at Paris-Roubaix in April, and he resumes his season at Dwars door het Hageland on Saturday earlier than lining out at subsequent week’s Baloise Belgium Tour. Talking to reporters on Monday afternoon from a coaching camp at La Plagne, he outlined why he most well-liked to run by his scales in Belgium relatively than on the Tour de Suisse.