Van der Poel set to rival Van Aert for green jersey at Tour de France

Tour de France 2021 - 108th Edition - 8th stage Oyonnax - Le Grand-Bornand 150,8 km - 03/07/2021 - Mathieu Van Der Poel (NED - Alpecin-Fenix) - photo Gregory Van Gansen/PN/BettiniPhoto©2021
Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) in yellow at the 2021 Tour de France (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Mathieu van der Poel and Wout van Aert have seemed to match one another stride for stride throughout their careers and the rivalry looks set to continue in the quest for the green jersey at the 2022 Tour de France.

After Van Aert signalled his intention last week to vie for the points classification at next year’s Tour, the Alpecin-Fenix management duo of Christoph and Philip Roodhooft signalled that their team would seek to challenge him for the title, either through Jasper Philipsen or Van der Poel himself.

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