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Will Mathieu van der Poel win Dwars door Vlaanderen 2021?


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Merlier in the Belgian press: Mathieu told me he was not ok. At first I thaught he was joking but he wasn't. So from that moment we rode for me.

So MVP was not doing a training ride but he apparently had a bad day. Could be a bad sign for de Ronde, but with MVP you never know.

Van Baarle with a well deserved win. Incredible strong today. Hoping for him to content on Sunday as well.
 
"Merlier in the Belgian press: Mathieu told me he was not ok. At first I thaught he was joking but he wasn't. So from that moment we rode for me. "

So, Kirby was right! and

"Kirby is a giant idiot if he didn't see MVDP was training / working for Merlier. " isn't wearing so well.
 
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Merlier in the Belgian press: Mathieu told me he was not ok. At first I thaught he was joking but he wasn't. So from that moment we rode for me.

So MVP was not doing a training ride but he apparently had a bad day. Could be a bad sign for de Ronde, but with MVP you never know.
If anything, the fact that a teammate would say this to the press 3 days out from RVV makes it even less likely that it's true.
 
Merlier in the Belgian press: Mathieu told me he was not ok. At first I thaught he was joking but he wasn't. So from that moment we rode for me.

So MVP was not doing a training ride but he apparently had a bad day. Could be a bad sign for de Ronde, but with MVP you never know.

Van Baarle with a well deserved win. Incredible strong today. Hoping for him to content on Sunday as well.
Wonder if its having a rest after some heavy racing. We shall see on Sunday.
 
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If anything, the fact that a teammate would say this to the press 3 days out from RVV makes it even less likely that it's true.
In cycling this is certainly possible. But Merlier doesn't strike me as the type who would do that. And Mathieu is not very good at hiding when he has the legs. So if I had to guess I would say it is true.

But who knows, it could be a big scheme to drive WvA in the nr 1 contender position.
 
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