‘I’m getting older by the day’: Mathieu van der Poel fears age is not on his side in fight for rainbow jersey

Dutch rider is one of the favourites to become road World Champion in Wollongong on Sunday

Mathieu van Der Poel
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Mathieu van Der Poel has gone close to becoming road World Champion once before but he fears time is not on his side as he chases his rainbow dream.

On Sunday in the elite men’s road race at the World Championships 2022, the Dutch rider will look to better his 2021 finishing position when he came eighth behind Julian Alaphilippe in Leuven, Belgium. 

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