Mathieu van der Poel, Annemiek van Vleuten and Tom Dumoulin react to 2020 Olympics postponement

The Dutch superstars share their thoughts over the major news

Mathieu van der Poel (David Stockman, AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

Dutch superstars Mathieu van der Poel, Annemiek van Vleuten and Tom Dumoulin have responded to the major news that the 2020 Olympics have been postponed.

This week, the Japanese Prime Minister announced the Tokyo games would be delayed because of the coronavirus crisis, with Olympics now set to take place no later than summer 2021.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.