Mathieu van der Poel could delay start of cyclocross season ahead of busy 2020

The Dutchman needed rest as next year could offer up a full Classics season as well as the Tokyo Olympics

Mathieu van der Poel (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

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Mathieu van der Poel could delay the start of his cyclocross season as his team are wary of stacking his calendar with a marathon 2020 season ahead.

The Corendon-Circus rider told Belgian media "nothing has been decided yet, I will certainly not get into action earlier than October 22". This would mean missing a number of cyclocross events he won last year, with the Dutchman having only returned to training today after taking last week off to rest.

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