Mathieu van der Poel racking up the kilometres in Spain

Mathieu van der Poel wins stage 2 of the 2021 Tour de France
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Mathieu van der Poel appears to be preparing for a racing comeback, as he continues to build the kilometres while training in Spain. 

The Dutchman had to cancel his cyclo-cross season and take an indefinite period of rest this winter in order to allow a long-running back injury to heal fully. 

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.