Cross-code Star Van Der Poel Gets 'Hell Of The North' Wildcard
Umer Jamshaid 1 month ago Mon 20th January 2020 | 11:30 PM
Paris, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 20th Jan, 2020 ) :The excitement building over cross-code cyclist Mathieu van der Poel ratcheted up a notch Monday as his team Alpecin were officially invited to the often mud-splattered Paris-Roubaix road classic.
Known as the 'Hell of the North' with its cobbled sections, widespread falls, and millions of television viewers, Paris-Roubaix is a highly anticipated date on the French sports Calendar and will be raced on April 12, which is also Easter Sunday.
Van der Poel is the grandson of the recently deceased Raymond Poulidor, beloved of the French public after coming second on the Tour de France three times but never winning it.
Before that, he looks set to race several one-day classics including Strade Bianche, Milan-San Remo, the Tour of Flanders, the Amstel Gold race and La Fleche Wallonne, as well as the Tirreno-Adriatico and Tour of Catalunya stage races.