Spotted: Mathieu van der Poel is wearing white shorts AND white leg warmers at Milan - San Remo 2021

The last time the Dutchman shocked fans with his white shorts? The 2019 Amstel Gold Race...

Mathieu van der Poel at Milan - San Remo 2021 (Eurosport/GCN)

Many will have risen early to watch Milan - San Remo 2021 in full, the 300km race being broadcast from start to finish as Italy heads back into coronavirus lockdown. But what will have really woken cycling fans up will have been the first appearance of Mathieu van der Poel on their TV screens.

The helicopter camera zoomed in after spotting the Dutch national champion's jersey of the Alpecin-Fenix rider in the opening kilometres, looking to give fans a first look at one of the main contenders for the day. But what many won't have expected to see was that Van der Poel has opted once again for white shorts, and this time complemented by matching white legwarmers.

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