'It's not easy to stay on Mathieu's wheel' - Van der Poel shines in lead-out role

After two tough days, Alpecin-Deceuninck's leader is delivering for his teammates

Mathieu van der Poel in bayonne at the tour de france 2023
(Image credit: Getty)

As far as lead-out men go, you will not find many stronger than Mathieu van der Poel

The Dutchman is a four-time Monument winner, often left to ride for himself, the weight of the team on his shoulders. At this year’s Tour de France, however, his role is more nuanced. 

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