Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin), who lost the yellow jersey on Saturday, will decide on Monday if he leaves the Tour de France early, in view of the Tokyo Olympics. “I will take advantage of the rest day to think about it”, declared the Dutchman after the 8th stage in Grand-Bornand (Haute-Savoie) that he finished behind, in 44th place, more than 20 minutes from the Belgian winner. Dylan Teuns.
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At the head of the Tour since last Sunday, “VDP” let go on the first slopes of the Col de Romme, about forty kilometers from the finish. “It was very hard today, the tempo was too high. I reached the finish line at my own pace, ”explained Raymond Poulidor’s grandson, who was racing the Tour for the first time at the age of 26.
“I took advantage of this yellow jersey, even today. I would never have thought of keeping him for so long, ”added“ VDP ”, winner of the Mûr-de-Bretagne stage last Sunday and very noticed by his offensive temperament afterwards.
“I still have other goals,” concluded the Dutchman, who is aiming for the Olympic title in cross-country mountain biking in Tokyo. The first of the Tour’s two rest days is scheduled for Monday in Tignes (Savoie) the day after the 9th stage, the second in the Alps.