Mathieu van der Poel expected to return at Coppi e Bartali ahead of possible two Grand Tour appearances this summer

The Dutchman is on the provisional start list for the Italian stage-race later this month, with Flanders Classics announcing his participation in two races as well

Mathieu van der Poel return Coppi e Bartali
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Mathieu van der Poel is expected to make his return to racing at the Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali on March 22-26, with Dwars door Vlaanderen, the Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix, the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France all reportedly part of his 2022 schedule, too. 

Belgian outlet Het Laatste Nieuws and Dutch website WielerFlits are both claiming sources confirmed the Dutchman is on the provisional list of participants at the five-day stage race in the Italian regions of Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany, before revealing further additions to his calendar.

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