The first podium place in a road race in 2020 is a fact for Mathieu van der Poel. The Alpecin-Fenix banner finished third in the Gran Piemonte. According to him a sign that things are going in the right direction, even if it was at the limit of prices.
Glad to be on stage again
After Ulissi also took another jump, it became a sprint for third place. One that Van der Poel won with ease. Although it hurt anyway. “I felt that I had to go deep on the climb before it. Good now, glad to be on the podium again. It wasn’t bad. And certainly not as dramatic as it was presented in recent days.”
Van der Poel is convinced that he is making steady progress and is on his way to his best form. “I still lack the super feeling, but it is going in the right direction.”