Van Aert and Van der Poel are not the only ones to beat, says Pedersen

Trek-Segafredo's Danish rider will skip Opening Weekend to perfect form for Paris-Roubaix

Mads Pedersen
Mads Pedersen at Paris-Roubaix in 2020
(Image credit: Getty Images)

It would be a "mistake" to only focus on Wout van Aert and Mathieu van der Poel as the riders to beat, Mads Pedersen has said.

Speaking from Trek-Segafredo's  training camp, the Danish rider said that there were "plenty of good riders in the peloton", and that if "you always look at other guys when you're racing you're always one step behind".

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.