Alpecin-Deceuninck has announced which cyclocross races Mathieu van der Poel will ride this winter.
The Dutchman will start with the Exact Cross Mol on December 22 and continue until the World Championships in Tabor on February 4. He will race a total of thirteen races.
Last year, Van der Poel started his cross season on November 27 with a victory in the Hulst World Cup. As he said earlier, it will now take a little longer before he enters the field. However, from December 22, the races will follow each other in rapid succession.
In the last ten days of 2023, the world champion will appear at the start of a cyclocross race six times.
On New Year’s Day, Van der Poel will also immediately make an appearance in the X2O Trophy Baal. It is one of the seven cyclocross races he will ride until February 4, when he ends his cross campaign with the World Championships in Tabor, Czech Republic.