Van der Poel hoping to combine Giro d'Italia and Tour de France this summer

Foto LaPresse - Fabio Ferrari
19 Marzo 2022 Milano (Italia)
Sport Ciclismo
113a edizione Milano-Sanremo - da Milano a Sanremo - 293 km
Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) took third at Milan-San Remo as a late addition to the start list (Image credit: LaPresse/Getty Images)

Mathieu van der Poel has said that he hopes to race – and complete – both the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France this season.

The Dutchman had been touted to make his Giro debut this May, though his participation is not yet fully certain. He told that he thinks there's a good chance to take the leader's pink jersey in the first week of the race.

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