Mathieu van der Poel is a Dutch cyclist for Alpecin-Deceuninck, considered one of the most talented and versatile of his generation. Born on January 19, 1995, van der Poel is the son of the famous cyclist and world champion Adrie van der Poel, and grandson of another legendary cyclist, Raymond Poulidor. This family background certainly helped shape van der Poel's passion for cycling from a young age. One of the most amazing things about van der Poel is his ability to excel in several cycling disciplines. He is a talented road racer, having won numerous one-day races, including the famous Amstel Gold Race in 2019.
At the same time, he is also a world-class cyclocross racer, winning several major races in his home country and becoming a two-time Champion of the World of cyclocross. In addition to his technical skills, van der Poel is also known for his determination and willingness to compete. He is an aggressive runner who never saves himself and who loves to attack in all racing situations. This bold style has caught the attention of many cycling enthusiasts, and is one of the reasons why he is considered one of the most exciting cyclists to watch on the circuit.