The UCI Mountain Bike World Cup held its fourth round this weekend in Les Gets, France. American Kate Courtney doubled up, while Nino Schurter and Mathieu van der Poel also won
Mathieu van der Poel will skip the mountain bike world championships and World Cup finals to prepare for the UCI road worlds.
American Kate Courtney and Dutchman Mathieu van der Poel won the second round of the Cross-country World Cup
The Dutch national team is holding a spot for Mathieu van der Poel, and the coach says the 2019 Yorkshire course is ideally suited for the multi-discipline star.
Despite growing interest from WorldTour teams, and the potential to earn millions as a full-time road racer, van der Poel is content to return to 'cross and MTB.
Van der Poel stunned a lead trio who had looked set to contend the sprint, having single-handedly dragged the chase group back into the fray.
Former world cyclocross champion Lars Boom says he regrets leaving 'cross behind for road racing when he committed to the Pro Tour.
Mathieu van der Poel stuns the WorldTour heavies by winning out of a select group of one-day stars, carrying strong form into Amstel Gold.