Van der Poel breaks Strava record on Col du Petit Saint-Bernard

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

Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) is showing strong form ahead of the season restart after breaking the Strava record on the Col du Petit Saint-Bernard located in the Alps on the France-Italy border. 

The cyclo-cross world champion covered the 23km ascent in 51 minutes and 19 seconds with an average speed of 27.9 kph, according to CyclismActu. Teammates Louis Vervaeke were just behind, with Vervaeke two seconds slower and Floris de Tier at 52:41. They all beat the 56:46 mark set by Warren Barguil (Arkéa-Samsic) in 2017.

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