Mathieu van der Poel returns to road racing with a victory on stage two of the Tour de Suisse 2021

The Dutch champion attacked out of the group of main favourites with only Max Schachmann able to follow

Mathieu van der Poel wins stage two of the Tour de Suisse 2021
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Mathieu van der Poel returned to road racing with a bang at the Tour de Suisse 2021, attacking after the final climb and putting in an explosive sprint to beat Max Schachmann to the line. 

Van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) limited his losses on the final climb of the day as the likes of Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) attacked, before then managing to bridge back on and kick on the flat in the final 3km.

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