'The course suits him perfectly': Dutch coach calls for Mathieu Van der Poel to race Yorkshire World Champs

Mathieu van der Poel was not originally planning on racing the Worlds, but his formidable spring campaign has made him a man in demand

Mathieu van der Poel during the Amstel Gold Race 2019 (Photo by Vincent Kalut/Photonews/Getty)

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Mathieu van der Poel's debut spring campaign could have hardly gone better. An exhilarating win in the Amstel Gold Race, victories in De Brabantse Pijl and Dwars door Vlaanderen and fourth place finishes in both the Tour of Flanders and Ghent-Wevelgem.

This has turned the head of nearly everyone, sports directors and fans alike, not to mention the Dutch national coach who has come out and publicly said he wants Van der Poel to make changes to his planned racing calendar and take the start in Yorkshire for the World Championships later this year.

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