Mathieu van der Poel confirmed for Boxing Day cyclo-cross clash with Wout van Aert and Tom Pidcock

From L British Thomas Pidcock and Dutch Mathieu Van Der Poel compete during the mens elite race of the Gullegem Cyclocross cycling event in Gullegem on January 2 2021 Photo by DAVID STOCKMAN BELGA AFP Belgium OUT Photo by DAVID STOCKMANBELGAAFP via Getty Images
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Mathieu van der Poel has confirmed he will make his cyclo-cross season debut in the Boxing Day Dendermonde World Cup race in Belgium, where he will immediately clash with eternal rival Wout van Aert and Britain’s Tom Pidcock as the so-called ‘three kings’ of cyclo-cross fight in the intense ‘kerst periode’ - Christmas period, of races.   

The three will also clash on December 27 in the Heusden-Zolder Superprestige race and again in the Hulst World Cup on January 2. 

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