The excitement just never stops in the 2022 Tour de France. Going into the final week and there is still a lot can happen before Paris. All the reports and results with video. Adrie van der Poel thinks he knows what Mathieu’s problem was at the Tour – TOP STORY. It’s not all Tour. Race news: A closer look at the riders in the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift. Rider news: Mark Cavendish to EF Education-EasyPost, Vincenzo Nibali’s race program, Wilco Kelderman returns to Jumbo-Visma and Luca Mozzato extends with B&B Hotels-KTM. Plus descending masterclass video from Tom Pidcock. TOP STORY: Adrie van der Poel Knows Why Mathieu Abandoned the Tour Mathieu van der Poel stopped his Tour de France on Wednesday during the eleventh stage. MvdP’s withdrawal didn’t come as a surprise, as he was not at his normal level for almost two weeks. The cause of his disappointing performance? “That lousy winter,” thinks father Adrie van der Poel, who spoke to Het Nieuwsblad .
“After that, we were forced to work towards the spring Classics, which was very good in terms of results,” continued Van der Poel senior. His son came third in Milan-San Remo, won Dwars door Vlaanderen and the Tour of Flanders. “After that he tried to compensate a bit by resting a lot and he went to the Giro. And that went really well too. Only then, in my opinion, between Giro and Tour, he did too little. But that’s a choice you […]