Mathieu van der Poel aims to ride Giro d'Italia and Tour de France this year

Dutchman is continuing his comeback from injury at Coppi e Bartali this week

Mathieu van der Poel
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Mathieu van der Poel has said that he is thinking about racing both the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France this year, as he continues his comeback from his back injury.

The Alpecin-Fenix rider told Dutch newspaper AD that he is considering making his debut at the Giro in May, especially as there would be a chance to wear the pink jersey in the first race of the week.

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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.