With a summer on the mountain bike off the agenda, van der Poel speculates over a Tour de France start.
Mathieu van der Poel is racing the Ronde van Zwift on Sunday morning. You can watch it here:
The Dutch star hopes the rescheduled Olympic dates will still allow him to race the spring classics in 2021.
Mathieu van der Poel will miss Saturday's Omloop Het Nieuwsblad due to a fever and the flu, his team announced.
The peloton faces rain and cold temperatures at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne this weekend.
Classics stars like Zdenek Stybar, Chantal Blaak, and Mads Petersen will be in Gent this coming weekend for Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.
Cees Bol won the sprint while overnight leader Remco Evenepoel finished safely in the bunch to carry the lead going into Saturday's decisive climbing finish.
Irishman Sean Kelly dominated pro cycling for many years. In his retirement he has commentated for Eurosport and built up a reputation as one of the most astute analysts in the sport. He speaks to VeloNews about the shining talents who may well dominate the pro ranks for years to come.
Races in Portugal and Spain provide important early season climbing and time trial tests for many marquee names.