Mathieu van der Poel set to make cyclo-cross return in mid-December

Dutch Mathieu Van Der Poel in action during the mens elite race of the Vestingcross cyclocross cycling event stage 4 of 5 of the World Cup competition in Hulst The Netherlands on January 3 2021 Photo by BAS CZERWINSKI ANP AFP Netherlands OUT Photo by BAS CZERWINSKIANPAFP via Getty Images
Van der Poel in action at the UCI World Cup round in Hulst in January (Image credit: Bas Czerwinski/AFP/Getty Images)

Mathieu van der Poel will reportedly be the last man of cyclo-cross's 'big three' riders to kick off his season, waiting until mid-December to start racing again.

The Dutchman, who has taken almost a month off the bike following the end of the road season at Paris-Roubaix, where he finished in third place behind winner Sonny Colbrelli, is set to ride a limited cyclo-cross programme of ten to twelve races this season, according to Het Nieuwsblad.

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