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Mathieu Van der Poel is not looking for excuses after a disappointing world cup: “I was just not good enough”

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Mathieu van der Poel was the role did not live up to the world CHAMPIONSHIPS cyclocross in Valkenburg. The Dutchman finished for its own people only as a third, behind the forbidding Wout van Aert and a surprisingly strong Michael Vanthourenhout. Afterwards, he has not, however, hide behind excuses. “But I was in Valkenburg, not to make three Belgians on the podium.”

“I am the value of a knock,” was Van der Poel honest. “It was one far above. In the second round, I felt it all… The public me there are still solid, I could in Valkenburg, not to make three Belgians on the podium.”

“It was a separate career but there, I must not cross. It was difficult but also the must running I can handle,” says a bloedeerlijke VdP. “I was just not good enough”

That the expectations were high in the camp of Van der Poel, was clear. The champagne was certainly ready:

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