'Rest should really be the priority now:' Team officials and medics paint bleak picture of MvdP's chance of making 'cross world championships.
A muddy Roubaix, a miracle ride at the Olympics, a temper tantrum in Spain, the ever-booming gravel scene, what wasn't to like in 2021?
Belgian star defends team tactics and prefers to remember the 'goosebumps' of racing in front of 1 million fans on home roads.
Our editors weigh in on the 21 must-know, high-drama headlines of 2021 and why they matter: Part one.
Three-time defending world cyclocross champion will take a break from training to try to recover in time to start the Fayetteville worlds in January.
Van Aert has won five out of five ‘crosses into the final week in December and looks unbeatable. So why hasn’t he committed to the Fayetteville worlds?
Van Aert maintains 100 percent record for the season while van der Poel struggles and abandons.
Van Aert makes it four-in-four as van der Poel places second in season debut.
The Dutch star hopes to 'surprise' himself in his CX debut but thinks Wout van Aert may be too strong for him this weekend.
Van der Poel, van Aert, Pidcock to clash multiple times this 'kerstperiode' – here's who's racing when, and what to expect.
'I don't want to be third every time:' Rising Brit looks to level up with the two bosses of 'cross as he sets long-view on Fayetteville worlds.
Dutchman postpones CX start after injuring knee during fall in training, will debut in Dendermonde on December 26.
Mathieu van der Poel returns to 'cross next weekend, setting stage for highly anticipated showdown with van Aert on December 26.
2022 road worlds set to see Alaphilippe, van Aert in the fray: ‘Classics riders will love this course’
Race director tips van Aert, van der Poel and Alaphilippe as top contenders for rainbow jersey in Wollongong.
The Dutchman has returned to training with teammates ahead of his planned cyclocross season debut on December 18.
Adrie van der Poel says ‘crossers need to race on the road more to beat Wout van Aert, Mathieu van der Poel
Former rider and father of Mathieu says he predicted Wout van Aert's victory in Boom after analyzing his Strava data.
Alpecin-Fenix bosses indicate MvdP likely to bring green jersey ambitions to 2022 Tour, confirm Dutchman 'well on schedule' after shaking back injury.
Tom Pidcock, Wout van Aert, and Mathieu van der Poel outline CX schedules, and right now, the stars will align only on three occasions.
You could fill a book with all the drama and action from the 2021 season, but VeloNews has picked just seven moments. Which moments made the cut?
Report indicates van der Poel will return to racing at the Rucphen World Cup on December 18 ahead of clash with Wout van Aert one week later.
Belgian star confirms cyclocross schedule through the Belgian nationals, leaving the door open for a possible trip to the world championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
We dive into the power numbers of top-performers the Giro d’Italia, Tour de France, and the Vuelta a España.
Lars Boom says he is a ‘little bit jealous’ of van der Poel and van Aert and wishes he could have kept racing cyclocross longer into his career.
'His back, that's no longer an issue.' Van der Poel cleared of back problems after four-week block of rest and rehab.
Wout van Aert remains undecided about trip to Fayetteville for 'cross world champs for fear of disruption to classics training.
Mathieu van der Poel, Wout van Aert, Lucinda Brand, Clara Honsinger, and others highlight a competitive 'cross season.
Dutch star went down swinging with trademark panache, but ran into a faster and stronger Sonny Colbrelli in his Paris-Roubaix debut.
Florian Vermeersch kicks to second and Mathieu van der Poel rounded out podium in thrilling three-up sprint.
Men's and women's teams anticipate mayhem this Paris-Roubaix weekend after carrying out initial recons of muck-slicked cobblestones.
Dutch star hints of long-distance attacks if his back holds out, his legs feel good, and forecasters are correct about rain and tailwinds.
Newly crowned two-time world champion promises never to change: 'Even if you lose sometimes, it's even more beautiful when you win'
Mathieu van der Poel's back holds out under pressure in Flanders but he lacked top form after major disruptions to his racing and training schedule.
Here’s what Wout van Aert, Mathieu van der Poel and others said after Julian Alaphilippe wows with world title defense
Alaphilippe, van Aert, van der Poel and Tom Pidcock share their jubiliation and dejection after an all-attacking, fervently supported worlds road race.
Peter Sagan is usually a favorite in every world championships, but his condition remains a mystery as he quietly targets a history-making fourth rainbow jersey.
Sure, van Aert is top favorite, we all know that. But who are the riders likely to shade him into silver at this weekend's men's road race? We've ranked them all.
VN news ticker: Mathieu van der Poel confirmed for worlds road race start, Davide Rebellin suffers double leg fractures at Memorial Marco Pantani
Here's the news making headlines for Monday, September 20.
With a challenging course, deep fields, and compelling storylines, the Flanders worlds looks to be one for the history books.
Uncertainty on Dutch worlds team: Anna van der Breggen won’t defend TT title, Mathieu van der Poel undecided
Mathieu van der Poel uncertain for road worlds but team adds him to start list for Paris-Roubaix, and Anna van der Breggen to skip TT defense.
Van der Poel blasts back to winning ways after struggling with injuries through summer, rates chances for world championships ‘better than 50/50.’
The Dutchman had the world at his feet during the summer, but now he's fighting to race again due to a lingering back issue. Should he race, or cut his losses?
Several big names are left off the Belgian elite men's road world championship team, while Van der Poel races for the first time on pavement since the Tour de France.
Here's the news making the headlines on Monday, September 6.
VN news ticker: Emma Langley and Tyler Stites take stage 2 at Joe Martin; Mathieu van der Poel to miss Benelux Tour
Here's the news making headlines for Friday, August 27.
The Dutchman will ride Benelux Tour is still holding out hope that he can race at the road worlds next month and Paris-Roubaix despite his ongoing back problems following Olympics crash.
Van der Poel continues to struggle with consequences of Olympic crash, team plans to decide next steps over the weekend.
Dutch star still on track to race worlds in both mountain bike and road before Paris-Roubaix in October.
VN news ticker: Ben King wins stage 6 at Volta a Portugal for Rally Cycling; Tom Dumoulin to continue racing at Benelux Tour
Here's the news making headlines for Wednesday, August 11.
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Here's what Mathias Flückiger, Chris Blevins, and others said after the multi-talented British rider won Olympic gold.
Pidcock’s Olympic gold medal adds fuel to a fierce fight across three disciplines with van der Poel.
Tour de France yellow jersey Mathieu van der Poel says he thought a ramp used during training on a big rock drop would still be there during the race.
Pidcock attacked the field off his wheel while van der Poel crashed heavily in first lap and eventually abandoned. Mathias Flueckiger secured silver.
Olympic Games notebook: Communication breakdown won’t overshadow Hollywood ending for Anna Kiesenhofer
Annemiek Van Vleuten makes history with bittersweet silver, and Mathieu van der Poel revs up for mountain bike race.
Here are five key moments of the 2021 Tour de France, from Mark Cavendish's remarkable comeback to Tadej Pogačar's Alpine assault.
Why is the 2021 Tour de France so hard? Riders point to a brutal week 1, Mathieu van der Poel's early aggression, and Tadej Pogačar.
Crashes and time losses in the opening weeks have seen more star riders abandoning or out of contention than at any other Tour de France.
Here are some mainstream comparisons to put the 2021 Tour de France into perspective for the non-cycling fans in your life.
Jonas Rickaert works hard in the peloton for Mathieu van der Poel and Tim Merlier, but he used to be a bit of a prankster as a teenager.
Mathieu van der Poel, Alpecin-Fenix: From the fringe of the WorldTour to the top of the Tour de France
Alpecin-Fenix treads a tricky line between being defined by Mathieu van der Poel while wanting to be independent of his success.
Mathieu van der Poel pulls out of the Tour de France after losing yellow as he looks to focus on the mountain bike event at the Olympic Games.
When photographing a bike race from a motorcycle there may be multiple options, but when shooting the Tour from a car, options are significantly limited.
Mathieu van der Poel defended the yellow jersey from the front of the race, riding in the breakaway group.
Here's what Michael Mørkøv, Peter Sagan, and others said after Mark Cavendish rocketed to another stage win.
Mathieu van der Poel defends yellow jersey, maintaining an eight-second margin ahead of Tadej Pogačar.
Time trials offer numerous opportunities to focus on the rider, their effort, and their equipment as they race by, one by one.
Video highlights from stage 5 of the 2021 Tour de France.
Here's what's making cycling tech headlines on Wednesday, June 30.
A sleepless night, a 900km drive and a determined ride sees Mathieu van der Poel keep yellow for another day at the Tour de France.
From the spluttering Ineos Grenadiers to a resurgent Primož Roglič – what did Wednesday's TT do to the GC and how could it impact the days to come?
Mathieu van der Poel defends overall while Tadej Pogačar climbs to second on the general classification.
Mathieu van der Poel rides another day in the leader's yellow jersey.
Tour de France stage 3: Tim Merlier stays clear for win as crashes shuffle sprinters and GC placings
Mathieu van der Poel retained the yellow jersey in his inaugural Tour de France.
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James Startt explains why photographing the Tour de France is occasionally a crapshoot.