Maaaaaaaarten wrote:Matthieu van der Poel is still a junior right? Seeing his cross season, he should do well on the road this year too. I think he did a road season last year, with decent results, so I assume he's going to the road this season again, but I don't know anything about his intentions to become either a road or cross cyclist in the future.
Indeed. Born in 1995. Insane talent!
World and European cycle-cross champion. As a first year junior!
He won all the world cups as well. He had 30 cycle-cross starts in 2012 and he won all 30. Went through the entire season unbeaten.
On the road he is excellent as well. Showed his qualities as a climber in Tour du Valromey. Good punch on smaller hills as well! Can TT and sprint. Pure class on a bike.
They call him "the little cannibal"