Mathieu van der Poel focussed on Paris-Roubaix, but coach holds his World Championships place

The Dutchman returned to action last Sunday at Antwerp Port Epic and now faces a race against time to be fit for the Worlds and Paris-Roubaix

Mathieu van der Poel World Championships Paris-Roubaix
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Mathieu van der Poel has his sites set on being fully fit for Paris-Roubaix as he makes his return from injury, though the Netherlands are still holding his place for the World Championships road race on September 26 in Belgium. 

The Dutchman injured his back in a crash during the Tokyo Olympics mountain bike cross country race, but he made his return last Sunday to win the Antwerp Port Epic

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Ryan is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly, having joined the team in September 2021. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before making his way to cycling. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer.