Mathieu van der Poel: I'm among the few guys that can definitely win the World Championships

The Netherlands' Mathieu van der Poel is likely to be one of the frontrunners for the elite men's road race at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire
The Netherlands' Mathieu van der Poel is likely to be one of the frontrunners for the elite men's road race at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire (Image credit: Getty Images)

The Netherlands' Mathieu van der Poel expects to be among the best riders fighting for the rainbow jersey in the elite men's road race at the UCI Road World Championships on Sunday. And while the 24-year-old knows that he has a chance to win the world title, he pointed to Belgium's Philippe Gilbert as being the rider to beat in Yorkshire.

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Kirsten Frattini