Mathieu van der Poel: 'I haven't reached the level I want for a while'

The Dutchman failed to live up to his pre-stage favourite tag on the cobbles

Mathieu van der Poel
(Image credit: Getty)

Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Deceuninck) has vowed to continue racing the Tour de France, despite expressing disappointment about his state of fitness.

The Dutch superstar was rated as one of the pre-race favourites to win stage five that took in 11 Paris-Roubaix cobbled sectors. 

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