What an effort!

He really had to dig deep for this stunning solo victory! Here’s what Mathieu Van der Poel had to say after his 2nd stage win at the 2021 Tirreno Adriatico.

“I attacked so early because I was cold. With that rain it was really cold. I felt good at that moment, but the last 20 km were really hell to me.”

“I was completely at my limit on the final climb. I was just riding to the finish line as fast as I couls, hoping it would be enough to win.”

“It’s still one week until Milano-San Remo. I hope to be recovered by then.”