Mathieu van der Poel wore white shorts at Tour of Flanders ‘for tactical reasons’

The Dutchman made the controversial decision to stray from dark shorts

Mathieu van der Poel on his way to fourth place in his debut Tour of Flanders (Photo: Yuzuru SUNADA)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Mathieu van der Poel opted for white shorts in the Tour of Flanders "for tactical reasons."

Even van der Poel’s father Adrie, a cyclocross legend and Flanders winner himself, said he was surprised by the decision to make the switch from his usual black shorts.

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