Mathieu van der Poel returns to full training with back injury overcome

Mathieu Van der Poel
Mathieu Van der Poel (Image credit: Getty Images)

Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) has returned to training after a four-week break. The Dutch rider is also injury-free, according to his coach.

Van der Poel had a back injury that dogged the second half of his campaign and he was short of his best form at both the UCI Road World Championships and Paris-Roubaix - even though he put in an incredible ride to take third in the latter race. 

According to his physiotherapist David Bombeke, who posted a photo of van der Poel in the gym on Saturday morning, the 26-year-old rider is back to full health and stepping up his preparations ahead of his cyclo-cross commitments. 

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