Mathieu van der Poel: I am 100% ready for Paris-Roubaix
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It is good to hear that Mathieu Van Der Poel has said he is 100% ready for Paris-Roubaix after taking part in lead-out duties at the Scheldeprijs race on Wednesday. In Van der Poel's opinion, he has had great preparation and he is confident that he will be in the best possible state of preparation and motivation for the future.
It has been proven that Van der Poel's will to succeed is greater than any obstacle that stands in his way.
“It was definitely the best choice to start,” Van der Poel told Het Niewsblad, as quoted by eurosport.com
“A 200km race with a strong team is better preparation than a training ride.
I always found the gap between the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix difficult, so this Wednesday race was ideal.
The team did a fantastic job and we actually always stayed out of trouble. I am 100% ready for Paris-Roubaix”.
A teammate of van der Poel, Jasper Philipsen, is ready to assist Van der Poel in any way he can. Their goal is to make the task as easy as possible for him at the end of the day. Their team can clearly be seen to have a developed sense of team spirit.
“Paris-Roubaix is the last race of my spring and Mathieu is in super shape,” he said.
“We will try to lead him to victory by entering the final with as many riders up front as possible. Two years ago I was in the early break and I was able to fulfil that task”.
Mathieu van der Poel is a cyclist with qualities that are obvious and we don't have to explain them much. This time, we will be seeing how far he will be able to go and how well he will be able to perform his job.