Mathieu van der Poel will continue mountain bike racing until 2024 Olympic Games

The Dutchman intends to combine multiple disciplines as he looks to ride his first-ever Grand Tour within the next few years

Mathieu van der Poel at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships (Getty)

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Mathieu van der Poel has said he intends to continue competing on the mountain bike until the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

The Dutchman wants to continue combining road, cyclocross and mountain bike racing for the next four years and was targeting gold in mountain biking at Tokyo 2020 until the Games' postponement.

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