It has been almost two years ago since Mathieu van der Poel did his last season on the mountainbike. After the Ronde van Vlaanderen he took the time to get back on his mountainbike and do some specific training again. He is preparing for the Olympics in two World Cup stages: Albstadt and Nove Mesto. Just before the XCC short circuit, he talked about finally being able to race again on his beloved mountainbike.

“I want to get as many points as possible because it is important for me to get a good starting position at the Olympics,” Van der Poel mentions in his interview. “But in general, I will be happy if I can go home with a good feeling.”

Watch the full interview and find out how Mathieu felt right after his amazing victory in the XCC shot circuit last Friday.