Mathieu van der Poel faces choice between MTB and Grand Tour racing

Mathieu van der Poel (Netherlands)
Mathieu van der Poel (Netherlands) wins elite men's title at 2020 UCI Cyclo-cross Championships (Image credit: Getty Images)

Reigning cyclo-cross world champion Mathieiu van der Poel feels that he would have to give up mountain biking if he wants to target Grand Tour stages in the future.

The 25-year-old secured his third elite men's cyclo-cross world title on Sunday with a dominant display in the mud in Dubendorf, Switzerland, where he won by 1:20 ahead of silver medallist Tom Pidcock (Great Britain).

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