Van der Poel: I'm really relaxed ahead of Cyclo-cross World Championships

Mathieu van der Poel Hoogerheide World Cup 2020
Van der Poel in action at the UCI World Cup round in Hoogerheide (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Mathieu van der Poel will start the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in Dübendorf, Switzerland this weekend – his final outing of the season – as the overwhelming favourite to take his third world title.

As was the case at the European Championships in Italy, the Dutch leader will once again have the massed ranks of the seven-man Belgian squad – including European silver medallist Eli Iserbyt, UCI World Cup champion Toon Aerts, and his longtime rival Wout Van Aert – battling against him.

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